Friday, Nov 08, 2019 7:00 PM
In the basement
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
David Abel is the proprietor of Passages Bookshop & Gallery in Portland, Oregon. A founding member of the Spare Room reading series, now in its eighteenth year, he was also a cofounder of Thirteen Hats, a collective of Portland writers and artists; a member of the Four Wall Cinema collective; and an inaugural Research Fellow of the Center for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art. The author of numerous books, chapbooks, artist’s books, and text objects, his most recent publications are two limited editions based on verbal performance scores — XIV Eclipses, published by Couch Press in Portland, and Selected Durations, published by the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada in Reno — and a reissue by Redfoxpress in Ireland of the visual narrative Carrier, first released in a limited edition by Portland’s c_L Books in 2012. A chapbook of poems, Equifinality, is forthcoming from Crane’s Bill Books in Albuquerque; Float, which collects collage texts written over a period of twenty-five years, is available from Chax Press.