Monday, July 31, 2006

8.5.06 Bios

Chris Nealon grew up in Binghamton, NY; went to Williams College and
lived in Boston after that, then Ithaca, NY, then Seattle, before
moving to SF to teach at Berkeley. He has written two books,
Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Emotion Before Stonewall (2001), and The
Joyous Age (2004). Chris lives in San Francisco and in Washington,

Juliana Spahr's books include This Connection of Everyone with Lungs
(U of California P, 2005), Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan U
P,2001), Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective
Identity (U of Alabama P, 2001), and Response (Sun & Moon P, 1996).

Scott Inguito's poems have appeared in Fence, Aufgabe, 1913: a journal
of forms, DANTA, and Parlour Games. Recent work may be found in
Anthology of Latino Poets from University of Arizona Press, and Bay
Poetics from Faux Press. His chapbook, lection , is out from Subday
Press. Scott lives in San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Poetry Marathon

The LAB presents

2006 Bay Area Summer Poetry Marathon

Saturday, July 15, 7-10 PM
Saturday, August 12, 7-10 PM
$3-$15 sliding scale admission
Tickets available at the door or call 415-864-8855 for advance reservations
This event takes place at The LAB, 2948 16th Street @ Capp, San Francisco

The LAB is pleased to host the third annual Bay Area Summer Poetry Marathon. Poets from across the U.S. and the Bay Area join together again to celebrate innovative poetry in a series of readings throughout the summer. Hear some of the most exciting established and emerging poets from the Bay Area and beyond. July 15th readers include Lee Ann Brown, Maxine Chernoff, Norma Cole, Steve Dickison, Steffi Drewes, Kathleen Fraser, and Barbara Tomash. Come join us to hear this year's exciting line-up!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

our new website unveiled!!!

after what seems like a millennia, we finally have it up & running!!!!

there are a few things left to be updated, like the staff page, photo credits (thank you Jessamyn Harris, Alli Warren, & Michael Nicoloff for their lovely pics), & the links (which are the same as the blog), but all in due time.

thank you to the genius of Jay Thomas for building the site. I thank myself for designing the site (you're quite welcome) & I also thank Jack Bessey for consulting on it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


I just spent like 3 hours on the links. oy.

enjoy kids.


7.11-8.12 : Five Habitats: Squatting at Langton

Five Habitats: Squatting at Langton
Tuesday July 11 - Saturday August 12

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 11, 7-10 pm

Reading by Dodie Bellamy: Wednesday, July 12, 7 pm

Admission: $8/$5 Members, students, and seniors
New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3817
For further information: 415.626.5416

Five Habitats: Squatting at Langton is a laboratory-style, experiential exhibition modeled after Jock Reynolds' 1978 show Five Habitats for Five Members at Langton's original location, 80 Langton Street. In 2006, Langton challenges artist curators John Baldessari, Keith Boadwee, Matthew Higgs, Joseph del Pesco, and Anne Walsh to each invite five artists working across disciplines for one-week intervals to occupy and activate the gallery space. Korean-born architect Kyu Che designed five habitats in the gallery to be transformed by the artists into open studios, exhibition spaces, lounges, working stations, discussion forums, screening venues, performance settings, and more.

Week One: July 11 - 15
Curator: Matthew Higgs
Artists: Dodie Bellamy, Chris Cobb, Alexis Georgopoulos, Kevin
Killian, and Mitzi Pederson.

Kathy Acker, the novelist and theorist, died from breast cancer in 1997. Her papers are at Duke, but her clothes and accessories remain in the possession of her executor, Matias Viegener. Dodie Bellamy will display a selection of Kathy Acker's clothes during her residency at New Langton Arts, and on Wednesday, July 12 Dodie Bellamy will give a presentation, "Digging Through Kathy Acker's Stuff."

During his one-week residency at Langton, Chris Cobb creates a lounge area to listen to the music of Devendra Banhart and the Hairy Fairy Band . Cobb, a big fan of Devendra's "freak funk" music, proposes a space that welcomes visitors to listen to the band's albums. It also includes a large number of photographs of them--both in concert and back stage--taken by Cobb.

Musician, composer and artist Alexis Georgopoulos presents ARP, occupying the smallest space Kyu Che designed for the exhibition. As such, Georgopoulos has chosen the intimate idea of getting together with a friend or acquaintance to share a cup of tea, to take a moment, to slow down, and perhaps, reflect. Georgopoulos places a table, a tea set for two, and two speakers in the space. In this intimate, almost cocoon-like setting, the music Georgopoulos has composed as ARP will play as a backdrop.

San Francisco writer Kevin Killian re-stages an exhibition presented earlier this Spring at White Columns, New York, Other People's Projects: Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian . At White Columns Killian and Bellamy presented a complete run of their pioneering literary 'zine "Mirage/Period(ical)" alongside contributions from some of the artists and writers who have appeared on its pages. At Langton Killian will display 132 issues of the zine, and artworks by a variety of local and international artists.

Mitzi Pederson creates a new installation that explores ideas of tension, gravity, and systems interconnectivity. Pederson uses the "subterranean space", which is transformed into a private de-orchestrated piece, where the presence and movements of multiple bodies determines the effects on the space, ranging from calm qualities to periodic audible and visual disruptions.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

7.8.06: Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Bird & Beckett Books


SAT. JULY 8TH - 9 a.m.

2788 Diamond, at Chenery, in Glen Park

great grub - cheap books

idle away some time with your neighbors and
help us fight the summertime slump!