The next event features talks by:
…followed by a discussion/Q&A session.
on Friday, April 9
at 6:30 PM
at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Martin E. Segal Theater)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Dodie Bellamy‘s chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include Academonia, Pink Steam and The Letters of Mina Harker. Her book Cunt-Ups won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. She teaches creative writing in various grad programs in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Kevin Killian has written two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997), a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1990), two books of stories, Little Men (1996) and I Cry Like a Baby (2001) and two books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), and Action Kylie (2008). With Lew Ellingham, Killian has written often on the life and work of the American poet Jack Spicer [1925-65] and with Peter Gizzi has edited My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008) for Wesleyan University Press. For the San Francisco Poets Theater Killian has written thirty plays, including Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino), The American Objectivists (2001, with Brian Kim Stefans), and Often (also 2001, with Barbara Guest). New projects include Screen Tests, an edition of Killian’s film writing, and Impossible Princess, a new fiction collection brand new from City Lights Books. A new novel Spreadeagle will appear in the spring.
Eileen Myles is a poet who lives in New York. Her collection of essays The Importance of Being Iceland (Semiotext(e)/MIT) received an Warhol Creative Capital art writing grant. This semester she’s the Hugo Writer at U. of Montana, Missoula. The Inferno (a poet’s novel) will be out in fall 2010 from O/R books. She reads and performs her work widely – her last book of poems was Sorry, Tree, (Wave Books) 2007. She just won the Shelley Memorial Prize from the PSA.