Amerarcana 8 Release Reading

Amerarcana 8 Release Reading

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 7:00 PM

In the basement of the store
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Please come celebrate the release of the eighth issue of AMERARCANA: A Bird & Beckett Review.

Readers include:

Bahaar Ahsan, 최 Lindsay, Angel Dominguez, Evan Kennedy, Lauren Levin, and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

BAHAAR AHSAN is a writer, artist, and translator based in the Bay Area, with familial origins in the port city of Abadan in the south of Iran. Like any other tgirl, Bahaar’s work is both speculative and deeply embedded in lineage(s) and aims to interrogate ontologies which separate the ideological from the somatic, the aural from the visual, homeland from host-land, past from present from future. Bahaar serves as a Contributing Editor and Resource Coordinator at The Operating System. Her writing appears in baest, Apogee, and elsewhere.

최 LINDSAY is the author of Transverse, forthcoming from Futurepoem in Spring 2020, and a chapbook, Matrices (speCt! books, 2017). They are a Kundiman fellow and a Ph.D. student in English literature at UC Berkeley. Recent projects include a creative manuscript in and out of translation on the colonial history of leprosy and opium in Korea, excerpts from which are forthcoming in Aster(ix) Journal and elsewhere. More of their writing can be found in OmniVerse, The Felt, HOLD: A Journal, and more. Their editorial work includes a print journal of translations and experiments in collaboration between Swedish and American poets, released in Sweden, Denmark, and the U.S. Visit them at www.

ANGEL DOMINGUEZ is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He’s the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found in Brooklyn Magazine, Dreginald, Entropy, Queen Mobs, The Tiny, The Wanderer, and elsewhere in print or on the internet. He’s currently working on a book of poems, as well as the follow-up to Black Lavender Milk, Rose Sun Water forthcoming from The Operating System, 2020.

EVAN KENNEDY is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Jerusalem Notebook (O’clock Press), The Sissies (Futurepoem), and Terra Firmament (Krupskaya).

LAUREN LEVIN is a poet and mixed-genre writer, author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016) and Justice Piece // Transmission (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018). With Emji Spero, they were developmental editor for We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin and Zachary , Ozma (Nightboat, 2019), and with Eric Sneathen, they are editing Camille Roy’s selected prose. Their gender identity is some mix of belated queer, Jewish greataunt, and aspirational Frank O’Hara. They are still figuring it out. They live in Richmond, CA, are from New Orleans, LA, and are committed to queer art, intersectional feminism, being a parent, and anxiety.

TATIANA LUBOVISKI-ACOSTA is an artist and poet. Their first book, The Easy Body (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017), is a love letter from hell that navigates the apocalypse. Their work, cutting across various materials and disciplines,
has been shown & performed in the Los Angeles River, galleries, punk houses, plazas, and microcinemas across California.