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

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