Monday, April 10, 2006

SPT 4/14: Hume & Wang

Small Press Traffic is pleased to present a reading by
Christine Hume & Shanxing Wang
Friday, April 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

Christine Hume joins us in celebration of her 2004 book, Alaskaphrenia (New Issues), which received a Book of the Year Award from Small Press Traffic. The Board’s citation reads, in part: “… the wildly talented Christine Hume hits her stride about two lines into the very first poem, then never lets up all the way to the roller-coaster finish…we find a lucid, warm, disjunction which welcomes the mind and the body to join in as one, several entrances to each of her splendid rooms.” Hume’s earlier book, Musca Domestica (Beacon Press, 2000), won the Barnard New Women Poets Prize.

Shanxing Wang joins us from New York in celebration of his first collection, Mad Science in Imperial City, just out from Futurepoem. Lyn Hejinian calls it: “ a work of genius. It is intended to be so, and it is saturated with the melancholy and exhibits something of the fear that genius in its machinations may produce. The book is also comic, sometimes desperately and more often happily so; the forces of genius are multiple…. [This book] proceeds through involutions and across equations to create an astonishingly original counter to the catastrophe of the contemporary world.”

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to SPT members, and CCA faculty, staff, and students.Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented inTimken Lecture HallCalifornia College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the intersection of 16th & Wisconsin)Directions & map:

New Yipes: 4/16: Boone, Warren & Lockhart

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

note on the $3 donation

the $3 suggested donation will be paid to the readers, as well as cover the costs of chair rentals & beverages. we appreciate your kind offers of moolah in advance. thank you much!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

ARTIFACT : 4 . 8 . 06 : Bellamy : Halpern : Sims

saturday . april 8th . 7:30pm

$3 suggested donation
Reading will begin promptly at 8pm

2921 folsom street apt. b(at 25th street / bottom buzzer) or 415.647.7689

readings by:

dodie bellamy

rob halpern

laura sims

Dodie Bellamy's latest collection, Academonia, is forthcoming. Other books include Pink Steam (2004, Suspect Thoughts Press) and The Letters of Mina Harker (reprinted by the University of Wisconsin Press, 2004). Her book Cunt-Ups (Tender Buttons) won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry.

Rumored Place (Krupskaya, 2004) is Rob Halpern’s first book of poems. Recent work appears in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Books), as well as Antennae, Chain, and Submodern Fiction. He’s currently translating a suite of essays by Georges Perec, the first of which, “For a Realist Literature,” he hopes will appear soon together with his own piece on the politics of Perec’s early work. With Kathleen Fraser, he is editing the poems of the late Frances Jaffer. His new project is called Music for Porn.

Laura Sims’s first book of poetry, Practice, Restraint, recipient of the 2005 Fence Books Alberta Prize, was published in November. She was recently awarded a JUSFC / NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship to spend six months in Japan in 2006. She has published two chapbooks: Bank Book (Answer Tag Press) and Paperback Book (3rd Bed), and her poems have appeared in the journals First Intensity, 26, How2, 6X6, and 3rd Bed, among others. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she teaches creative writing and composition.