Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sunday, Mar 25: Overland Books Reading Series

The Great Overland Hong Kong Tea Literary Society Reading Series presents:

An evening of poetry

Yvonne Cannon
Sharon Pretti
Cathryn Shea

Sunday, March 25

Great Overland Book Co.
345 Judah, San Francisco

Thursday, March 15, 2007

ARTIFACT : 3.17.07 : Gluck : Robertson

ARTIFACT presents...

Bob Glück
Lisa Robertson

March 17, 2007
Reading begins at 8PM

$5 donation goes to readers & drinks!
(no one is turned away for lack of funds)

2921B Folsom St. @ 25th St. SF 94110

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Robert Glück is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist. His new book of stories, Denny Smith, appeared in 2004. Glück was co-director of Small Press Traffic, director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State, and Associate Editor at Lapis Press. Glück’s poetry and fiction has been published in the New Directions Anthology, City Lights Anthologies, Best New Gay Fiction 1988 and 1996, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Best American Erotica 1996 and 2005, and The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction. His critical articles appeared in Artforum International, Poetics Journal, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, and he prefaced, Between Life and Death, a book of paintings by Frank Moore. Last year he received the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry. With Dean Smith, Glück has made a film, Aliengnosis. He teaches at San Francisco State and he is an editor of Narrativity, a web journal. In 2005, Coach House Press published Biting The Error: Writers on Narrative, an anthology edited by Glück, Camille Roy, Mary Berger and Gail Scott.

Lisa Robertson just learned that she will be visiting artist at California College of the Arts in 2007-08. Her most recent publications are The Men (Bookthug, Toronto) and Rousseau's Boat (Nomados, Vancouver). Just now, she is writing an essay on Piranesi, Sir John Soane, and the architecture of the book, for a colloquium in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

SPT : 3.16 : Degentesh & Gardner

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Katie Degentesh & Drew Gardner

Katie Degentesh joins us in celebration of her first book, The Anger
Scale (Combo Books, 2006), of which Anselm Berrigan says ""Don't be
fooled by the bawdy surfaces... [these] joyous, meta-ballistic poems
will guide any reader daring enough to read them in a realm where
everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it
would. You will be shamed by your elders and peers for not possessing
this book." Degentesh has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis, and
now lives in New York.

Drew Gardner is the author of Sugar Pill (Krupskaya, 2002) and
Petroleum Hat (Roof, 2005), which received a Small Press Traffic Book
of the Year Award and of which Publishers Weekly says "Gardner
conjures the kind of complicated, childish political ignorance and
faulty, malevolent citizenship that George Carlin can only joke
about." Gardner joins us from NYC, where he edits Snare magazine and
teaches workshops at St. Mark's Poetry Project. He conducts the
Poetics Orchestra, an ensemble featuring poetry and structured

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 at Timken Lecture
Hall, California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San
(just off the intersection of 16th & Wisconsin)

New Yipes : 3.18 : Bellamy : Campanna : films by Lockhart

Sunday, March 18
at 21 GRAND
416 25th St
at the corner of
Oakland's Broadway Auto Row
7 pm | $4

"ARMAND F. 'THE DEVIL' CAPANNA II RHSP CHICAGO W 16, L 10, K 150, BB 56, .327 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, CG 5, SO 2, HB 32, WP 4, BAA .217 (.250 R, .178 L), HR 15 BATTING H 15, .112 BA, 1 SB, 2 3B SCOUTS NOTES Excellent Staff Ace...Fireballer who gives batters 'the creepies'...biggest break on a back door curve I have seen a RHP have...student of the game, quiet, thoughtful, will teach young having another coach...not a misprint hit 32 batters last year...will not be f&cked with...Ejected 5 times last year...Umpires tires later found slashed...clubhouse behavior is mixed, some like him, others hate him...stole Sammy Sosa's Barbie collection last year and strung the heads around his locker...When confronted Capanna told Sosa '[The Bodies] are in the ivy, where your children will be if you ever talk to me again you f&cking prick.' ...ruins responsible for Rick Ankiel's breakdown, Capanna was a September call up for the Cardinals that year and was upset that Ankiel got a spot on the postseason roster and not him, Ankiel will only acknowledge that 'He [Capanna] did things to my head, he got in my dreams. I can't get him out of my dreams. You devil I give in I will never pitch again!'...Methadone addiction, though has never done heroin...Gang affiliations...strange sexual proclivities...Will only wear 'throwback uniforms'...the devil...he's in my head...I can't get rid of him..."-Parker Zane Allen

Dodie Bellamy's essays and reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, Bookforum, Out/Look and The San Diego Reader as well as numerous literary journals and web sites.In January, 2006, she curated an installation of Kathy Acker's clothing for White Columns, New York's oldest alternative art space. With Kevin Killian, she has edited over 100 issuesof the literary/art zine Mirage #4/Period(ical). Her novel The Letters of Mina Harker (reprinted 2004 by University of Wisconsin Press, with an introduction by Dennis Cooper) is a Gothic thriller updated for the 21st century; Cunt-Ups (Tender Buttons, 2001), a radical feminist revision of the "cut-up" pioneered by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Poetry. Come join us in celebration of Dodie's latest, a cross-genre collection of pedagogical essays and fictions entitled ACADEMONIA (Krupskaya, 2006).

Sarah Lockhart screens Suburban Guerrillas, a work of cultural misanthropology that posits the inhabitants of America's cul-de-sacs as an exotic warrior tribe and depicts their rituals, environment and battles through cut-up Super-8 home movies with obligatory subtitles. Lockhart also premieres America's Favorite Movie-The Trailer, inspired by the conceptual work of Komar and Malamid, deconstruction directed by statistics.