Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Basement, at Moe's
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
Elzabeth Treadwell’s Penny Marvel & the book of the city of selfys is just out from Dusie. Her other books include LILYFOIL + 3 (O Books, 2004), Wardolly (Chax, 2008), and Virginia or the mud-flap girl (Dusie, 2012). A selection from her earlier collections of poetry is included in Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). Materials from her current projects sometimes appear at instagram.com/vivian_rialto and Penny exists in another iteration at pennymarvel.tumblr.com.
Charles Alexander is an artist, poet, bookmaker, and the founder/director of Chax Press. He is the author of six full-length books of poetry and thirteen chapbooks, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, and author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. Alexander’s most recent book of poetry is AT the Edge OF the Sea (Singing Horse Press 2018). Two Pushing Waters is his most recent chapbook, from Little Red Leaves. He gave lectures and readings for US Poets in Mexico in 2016. In 2019 he will be a featured participant at the American Poetry Conference at The 7th International Conference of Chinese/American Poetry and Poetics in Wuhan, China. He has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, the University of Arizona, the University of Houston-Victoria, and elsewhere. Currently at work on Collected Essays and a new book of poetry, he lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller.
Karen Pava Randall is the proprietrix of Propolis Press and resides in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is in San Francisco to participate in the Codex Book Fair <http://www.codexfoundation.org> where she is showcasing two interactive book sculptures: The Leyden Jar Project <http://propolispress.com/theleydenjarproject/home> with poems by Cole Swensen and The Apothecary of Amulets with poems by Laynie Browne.