Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SPD's New Lit Geneation 11.04.06 1pm-4pm

New Lit Generation

Party & Reading
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 1-4PM


Maxine Chernoff, Josesph Lease,
Lateef McLeod, Julian T. Brolaski,
Emily Fong and Arianna Kandell

(Trade in a poem or story for a free book!)

SPD warehouse, 1341 7th St. (off Gilman), Berkeley, 1-4pm
Free & Open to the Public
Join college & high school students and teachers from all over the Bay Area for a party, reading & celebration of independent literature. The "Trading Post" will include select rare, used and even out-of-print books donated by SPD staff, publishers, and friends.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Lomax & Retallack @ SPT Fri. 10/27/06

Small Press Traffic is pleased to present a reading by

Dana Teen Lomax & Joan Retallack
Friday, October 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

Dana Teen Lomax joins us in celebration of her first full-length collection,
Curren¢y (Palm Press). David Buuck says: “Dana Teen Lomax's work navigates the
vexed relations of life behind the bars of the $, where gender, race, and
class are not merely ‘discourses’ but lived vectors of experience…. Curren¢y
is nothing less than an oppositional archeology of consumer culture as it
reproduces its logics on and in our bodies—both personal and
body-political—against a field of possibilities increasingly threatened by the
privatization and colonization of the life-world. Writing a radical
biopolitics—a ‘biopoethics’—would be that practice that articulates itself in
resistant song, and, that in Lomax's expanded field, of necessity also dances,
in paroxysms full of both rage and desire.”

Joan Retallack’s most recent book of poetry is Memnoir—a long poem published
in the US (Post-Apollo Press) and in French translation (CIP-Marseilles) in
2004. The Poethical Wager—a volume of essays—came out last year from The
University of California Press which will also publish her forthcoming book on
Gertrude Stein—with a selection of Stein’s work. Retallack is also the author
of MUSICAGE: John Cage in Conversation with Joan Retallack for which she won
the 1996 America Award in Belles-Lettres and Afterrimages (both from Wesleyan
University Press), Mongrelisme (Paradigm Press), How To Do Things With Words
(Sun & Moon Classics) , and Errata 5uite (Edge Books). Retallack is currently
at work on a long poetic project, “The Reinvention of Truth.”

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to current SPT
members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.

Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in Timken Lecture Hall,
California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the
intersection of 16th & Wisconsin)

Directions & map:

Elizabeth Treadwell, Director
Small Press Traffic
Literary Arts Center at CCA
1111 -- 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Doris : Williams : Milosevich : 10/29 : New Yipes

Sunday, Oct. 29
at 21 GRAND
416 25th St
(corner B'way)
Oakland, CA
7 pm | $4 O.B.O.

STACY DORIS's new books are Knot (U. Georgia) and Cheerleader's
Guide to the World: Council Book (Roof). Forthcoming is The Cake Part.
She also writes books in French, most recently Parlement (P.O.L.),
and has co-edited several collections of contemporary French poetry
in translation. She is studying Greek and Arabic.

TYRONE WILLIAMS teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in
Cincinnati, Ohio. His book c.c. was published by Krupskaya Books in
2002 and the chapbooks AAB and Futures, Elections were published in
2004. New work is forthcoming in fasicles, Cincinnati Poetry Review and
the cultural society. A new chapbook, Musique Noir, is forthcoming from
Overhere Press and a new book, the Hero Project of the Century, is
forthcoming from The Backwaters Press in 2007. He is currently
writing a book for Atelos.

Born on the dusty plains of Texas, KARLA MILOSEVICH moved to
California and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
This summer, the video artist exhibited an animation entitled "Weeping
Willow" in the project room at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago. "See Me.
Feel Me.", Milosevich's curated program of music videos based on The
Who's rock opera "Tommy" recently screened at Worm in Rotterdam.
Milosevich has co-written two plays with Kevin Killian entitled "Love
Can Build a Bridge" and "The Red and The Green." She is currently
working on new videos and selling t-shirts by artists at

Soon to follow:

Nov. 19: E. Tracy Grinnell and Erin Morrill

Dec. 17: Hooke Press presents Kevin Killian and Lauren Shufran, with
music by Aero-Mic'd


Monday, October 16, 2006

Bellamy & Mosher @ SF Camerawork 10/21

An evening of text and image perfomance by
Dodie Bellamy and Donal Mosher

October 21
7:00 p.m.
SF Camerawork
657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-512-2020 ext: 105

Dodie Bellamy will present "Digging Through Kathy Acker's Stuff"

Kathy Acker, the novelist and theorist, died from breast cancer in
1998. Her papers are at Duke, but her clothes and accessories remain
in the possession of her executor, Matias Viegener. Last February
while visiting Viegener in Los Angeles, author Dodie Bellamy rummaged
through Acker's extravagant designer wardrobe and wheedled one of her
Gautier dresses, and a couple pieces of jewelry from him. Possessing
such intimate effects of a woman she was in awe of, Bellamy felt
compelled to write about it. "In Digging Through Kathy Acker's
Stuff," Bellamy meditates upon relics, ghosts, compulsive shopping,
archives, make-up, our drive to mythologize the dead, Acker's own
self-mythologizing, the struggle among followers to define Acker,
bitch fights, and the numina of DNA. Accompanying her reading will
be images of Acker's clothes.

Donal Mosher will present "October Country"

Donal Mosher's October Country is part of an ongoing record of
Upstate New York. Shot each Halloween, this record now covers six
years and three generations. This latest work is based on the ghost
hunting notebooks kept by Denise Brown, Mosher's aunt, as part of her
paranormal investigations. Though Donal's idea of the ghostly
incorporates the living as well as the dead, these images were shot
according to his aunt's rules for spirit photography. Many of these
shotswere taken with a disposable camera during and official
investigation of the Middleville cemetery.

Benefit for Bird & Beckett Books & Records Sun. 10/22

A Benefit Poetry Reading
Bird & Beckett Books & Records

Diane di Prima
David Meltzer

October 22, 2006
Sunday, at 4:30 pm
at Bird & Beckett
2788 Diamond Street
San Francisco(415) 586-3733
Tickets available now at the bookshop
$25 reserved seats or
$20 standing room
for our complete schedule
(from the home page, click on "calendar")

Poets in Need Benefit @ SPT 10/20

Poets In Need Benefit at Small Press Traffic
Friday, October 20, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

Small Press Traffic is pleased to host a reading and reception benefiting Poets In Need’s Philip Whalen Memorial Grants.

Featured readers are PIN Board members Norman Fischer, Lyn Hejinian, and Michael Rothenberg.

Norman Fischer’s books include Slowly But Dearly from Chax Press.

Lyn Hejinian’s books include The Fatalist from Omnidawn.

Michael Rothenberg is the editor of Philip Whalen’s Selected Poems and Collected Poems.

Leslie Scalapino’s books include Zither & Autobiography from Wesleyan UP.

Poets In Need is a non-profit organization providing emergency assistance to poets who have an established presence in the literary community as innovators in the field and a substantive body of published work. Assistance is given only in cases of current financial need that is in excess of and unrelated to the recipient’s normal economic situation and that is the result of recent emergency (due, for example, to fire, flood, eviction, or a medical crisis).

Refreshments will be available. All of this evening's proceeds will benefit Poets in Need.

directions & map:http://www.sptraffic.org/html/fac_dir.html

Elizabeth Treadwell, Director
Small Press Traffic
Literary Arts Center at CCA
1111 -- 8th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94107

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Thurs. Koeneke's Musee Mechanique Release Reading

Dear Friends,

A brief reminder that this Thursday is the release party for my new
book, Musee Mechanique. Details below--hope you can make it.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Modern Times Bookstore (888 Valencia bet. 19th & 20th)

A Release Party in celebration of his new book of poems, Musee

with Ecstatic Monkey members KAYA OAKES and HL HAZUKA