Thursday April 19, 2007
7:30 pm @ the Unitarian Center
1187 Franklin (at Geary), $5
Roberto Harrison edits Crayon with Andrew Levy, and the Bronze Skull chapbook series. Two full- length collections appeared in 2006, Os (subpress) and Counter Daemons (Litmus). “This gorgeous, riveting, improvisational epic shatters the singular viewpoint with burgeoning polyrhythms...brilliant and beautiful in its modulations of flux and open collectivity.” (Brenda Iijima on Counter Daemons). Harrison works as a Systems Librarian at the Medical College of Wisconsin and lives in Milwaukee.
David Larsen’s long record of self-publishing was broken in 2005 with the appearance of The Thorn from Faux Press (Cambridge, MA). That same year, a downtown Oakland reading series fastened itself to him and called itself New Yipes.
At his first reading for the Poetry Center Larsen’s poetry takes a back seat, that he may present his translation of a stirring treatise by the philologist Ibn Khalawayh (d. 371 AH/980 AD). David Larsen lives in San Francisco.