Friday, September 01, 2006

ARTIFACT : 9.16.06 : Caples : Joron : Sirois : Evans

The Artifact Reading Series presents

Readings by:

Garrett Caples
Andrew Joron
Justin Sirois

Artwork by:
Renee Evans

September 16, 2006
7:30PM (reading begins at 8PM)
First come first served!

2921B Folsom St. @ 25th
SF CA 94110

***This reading is a FUN-draiser!!!!
to support the Artifact Reading Series, Small Press, & Public Writing Projects.

All proceeds from this reading have been generously donated by the illustrious writers and artist to fund further projects of Artifact. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts! Buy their books! They are golden!!!
More on this later!****

All in attendance are kindly asked to give a $5 donation.
However no one will be turned away for lack of funds!

(FYI, there's no donation too small...don't make us start a kissing booth)


Bring cash and/or your checkbook as there will be lovely books to buy to round out your already geniusly collected collection.



orn in Lawrence, MA, Garrett Caples is a freelance writer living in Oakland, CA. He is the author of two collections of poetry, The Garrett Caples Reader (NY: Black Square Editions, 1999) and er, um (SF: Meritage Press, 2002). He received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. A collection of articles on hip hop, The Philistine's Guide to Hip Hop, with an introduction by Shock-G of Digital Underground, appeared in 2004 from Ninevolt Magazine. He currently writes on Bay Area hip hop for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Anthology appearances include Fetish (NY: 4 Walls 8 Windows, 1998), Isn't It Romantic? (Seattle: Wave Books, 2004), and Bay Poetics (Newton, MA: Faux Press, 2006). Among his current projects, he is editing a lost manuscript of Philip Lamantia's called Tau, along with the poems of John Hoffman, which will be published together in a single volume by City Lights in 2007.

For some 20 years, Andrew Joron has been a mainstay of the Bay Area's experimental poetry scene, beginning as a "science fiction poet" before moving on to what Charles Borkhuis described in "Land of the Signifieds" (1992) as an amalgam of "Late Surrealism and Textual [i.e. Language] Poetry." "The pilot alone knows/That the plot is missing its/Eye," opens one poem in Joron's latest book, Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), giving an indication of the solemn humor and linguistic play motivating his work. Named one of the Village Voice's "Top 25 Books of 2003," Fathom consolidated Joron's reputation as much with its prose assessment of poetry in the post-9/11 world, "The Emergency," as with the poems themselves. Three years after publication, Fathom continues to be reviewed, while Calvin Bedient in the Spring 2006 Chicago Review likens Joron to Adorno and Debord. Joron's essay on 19th-century American decadent George Sterling recently appeared in the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006) and will be republished, along with "The Emergency," in a volume of selected prose, The Cry at Zero, due next year from Counterpath Press.

Justin Sirois is founder of narrow house recordings and works for the Social Security Administration. His work has appeared in Drill, The DC Poetry Anthology, Poets Against the War, and Newtopia Magazine. His new chapbook, Silver Standard, (Newlights Press) includes the projects 'bell and 'quiet colossus, two interactive poems from about the macro economics of late capitalism, outsourcing, and cellular ring tones. He lives somewhere in between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC.

Renee Evan's bio coming soon! Her minuscule works are beyond belief Just you wait. They will knock your socks off.


artifact reading series said...

oh my god, I've turned into brent with the !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

on behalf of copy editors and proofers everywhere (and thus in solidarity with Andrew Joron), please sweet jesus, it's "minuscule."

artifact reading series said...

oh see but they're not minuscule, but MINI-scule. on behalf of poets everywhere, I reserve the right to make up words whenever I please.


artifact reading series said...

but if you insist...