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

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