Friday, June 06, 2008

Artifact: 6.28.08 : Bernheimer : Day : Sailers


Alan Bernheimer
Jean Day
Cynthia Sailers

Saturday, June 28th
Doors 6PM/Start 6:30PM

@Oakland Art Gallery
Frank Ogawa Plaza
199 Kahn's Alley
Oakland Ca 94612

$5 suggested donation


CYNTHIA SAILERS is the author of Lake Systems (Tougher Disguises, 2004). She is currently writing a dissertation on perversion and group psychology for the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She is a board member of Small Press Traffic and previously co-curated the New Yipes Reading Series (formerly New Brutalism). Currently she lives in Alameda.

JEAN DAY’s many publications include the recent Enthusiasm: Odes & Otium (Adventures in Poetry, 2006) and Daydream (The Eponym) (Belladonna, 2008). New and recent works appears online at mark(s) <> and in forthcoming issues of The Siennese Shredder, Model Homes, Van Gogh’s Ear, and Sal Mimeo. Her poems have also appeared in a number of anthologies, among them Nineteen Lines: A Drawing Center Writing Anthology, The Best American Poetry 2004, Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, From the Other Side of This Century: A New American Poetry, 1960-1990, and In the American Tree. She has spent much of the past three decades working for literary publishers in the San Francisco Bay Area, first as wearer-of-all-hats at Small Press Distribution and currently as associate editor of the journal Representations, published by the University of California Press.

Alan Bernheimer was born a New Yorker in 1948. Coastal inclination since. Europe before the age of reason. Graduated from Yale in 1970 and worked with words at various jobs. High-tech marketing for a long spell. A San Francisco Bay Area resident for thirty-some years. His most recent book is Billionesque (The Figures, 1999). Actor, playwright, director with SF Poets Theater in early 1980s and again more recently. Produced poetry radio show on KPFA 1979-80, In the American Tree. Literary nonprofit board member, currently Small Press Distribution. Heaven on earth: Paris.