Monday, October 05, 2009
We're BACK : 10.23.09 : CROSS : STAITI : YANKELEVICH
Please join us on FRIDAY, October 23rd
for an evening with:
*7:30 DOORS | 8PM READING BEGINS*
[Show up before 7:30 & you'll be lugging chairs & making punch!]
Address & Directions:
3263 Kempton Ave Oakland CA, 94611
$4 donation requested for the readers.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHAEL CROSS is the author of In Felt Treeling (Chax Press), and the chapbooks Cede (Vigilance Society) and Throne (Dos Press). He is also the editor of Atticus/Finch chapbooks and co-editor of ON: Contemporary Practice. When he's not trying to finish a dissertation on the writing of Louis Zukofsky, he is working on other projects, such an anthology of the George Oppen Lectures at San Francisco State and a fantasy book project on the writing of Leslie Scalapino. He was born at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, and continues to call the East Bay his home.
ERIKA STAITI lives in North Oakland where she watches many movies on her 12 inch laptop with crappy speakers.
MATVEI YANKELEVICH is the author of *Boris by the Sea* (Octopus, 2009) and the long poem, *The Present Work* (Palm Press, 2006) and the forthcoming book . His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Open City, Tantalum, Zen Monster, and many other zines. His translations have appeared in journals including Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, and The New Yorker. His translation of *Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms* (Ardis/Overlook, 2009) has received praise from the TLS, The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is a co-translator of *OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism* (Northwestern, 2006), and his translation of Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "Cloud in Pants" is included in *Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky* (FSG, 2008). He teaches at Hunter College and Columbia University, and edits the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse. Recently he edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe.