Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, October 7th @ 7:30 pm: Ida Börjel, Jennifer Hayashida and Hugo García Manríquez

Please join Studio One and Commune Editions on 
Friday, October 7th @ 7:30 pm to celebrate the release of  
Ida Börjel's Miximum Ca' Canny the Sabotage Manuals, featuring 
Ida Börjel, Jennifer Hayashida 
and Hugo García Manríquez

 The event is FREE.
Beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609

We look forward to seeing you there!

book info, author bios and photos below | + a HUGE thanks to our sponsors:

 
Ida Börjel was born in 1975 in Lund, Sweden. She is recognized as one of the most important Swedish poets of the last decade. She is recognized as one of the most important Swedish poets of the last decade and has received numerous prizes for her works, which include Sond, Skåneradio, Konsumentköplagen: juris lyrik , and MA . Her poems have been translated into fifteen different languages. She currently lives in Röstånga and works with the City Fables Group at Malmö University, exploring the way that stories about financial success circulate in contemporary cities.
 
Jennifer Hayashida is a writer, translator, and visual artist. Her most recent projects include translation from the Swedish of Athena Farrokhzad’s White Blight (Argos Books, 2015) and Karl Larsson's Form/Force (Black Square Editions, 2015). She is director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, CUNY, and serves on the board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
 


Hugo García Manríquez’s most recent book is the bilingual work Anti-Humboldt: A Reading of the North American Free Trade Agreement (published by Litmus Press, in co-edition with Aldus Editorial, in Mexico City). He is the author of two books in Spanish: No oscuro todavia and Los materiales, as well as two English chapbooks, Two Poems (Hooke Press) and Painting is Finite (Little Red Leaves). His work has appeared in New American Writing, Berkeley Poetry Review, DreamboatDusie, Denver Quarterly, Letras Libres, La Tempestad, among others.Hugo has a Master's Degree from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo, and is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Berkeley. 
 

 

Ida Börjel's Miximum Ca' Canny the Sabotage Manuals, translated by Jennifer Hayashida:

At once practical handbook and philosophical inquiry, Ida Börjel’s exploration of sabotage and its history throws a wrench into the machinery of contemporary language, generating strange affinities between wreckers, iconoclasts, and saboteurs of all types. Sourced from political pamphlets and factory workers’ diaries, and drawing out important connections between technology and poetic technique, Börjel’s poem allows for the most profound understanding of sabotage – technological, political, economic, and linguistic all at once. Silencing the machines, these sabotaged manuals allow us to hear new sounds and new possibilities for resistance.
   

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Friday, September 9th @ 7:30 pm: A collaboration with Commune Editions, feat. David Lau, Wendy Trevino, Cheena Marie Lo and Jasper Bernes

Please join us on Friday, September 9th @ 7:30 pm for 
a collaboration with Commune Editions, featuring David Lau, Wendy Trevino, Cheena Marie Lo and Jasper Bernes!

Event is FREE.
Snacks, Lagunitas beer and wine will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609

We hope to see you there! 

author bios and photos below. &, as always, a HUGE thanks to our generous sponsors:


David Lau's poetry and essays have appeared widely (in Boston Review, The American Reader, Armed Cell, New Orleans ReviewLos Angeles Review of Books, and New Left Review). His first book of poetry, Virgil and the Mountain Cat, was described by the Believer as "simultaneously creative and destructive … grounded in—or rather, trapped by—the present." Commune Editions will publish his second book this August; Still Dirty finds its bearings in the political struggles after the economic crisis. In 2009, he was chosen as a Poetry Society of America New American Poet. Lau is also the author of the chapbook Bad Opposites (speCt!, 2012). With Cal Bedient, he edits the journal Lana Turner. A graduate of UCLA and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, where he first began teaching in 2005. He has also taught poetry at UC Berkeley and in the MFA program at Saint Mary's College. 

Wendy Trevino was born & raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She now lives and works in San Francisco. Her chapbook 128-131 was published by Perfect Lovers Press in 2013. Her chapbook BRAZILIAN IS NOT A RACE was just recently published by Commune Editions, and Krupskaya Books will publish her chapbook Cruel Work later in 2016. Her poems have appeared in various print and online journals, including Abraham Lincoln, Armed Cell, the Capilano Review, LIES, Macaroni Necklace, Mondo Bummer, ELDERLY and Open House.

Cheena Marie Lo is the author of the full length title A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters (Commune Editions, 2016). They currently coordinate a youth art program at California College of the Arts, and co-edit the literary journal, HOLD.





Jasper Bernes is author of two books of poetry, Starsdown (2007) and We Are Nothing and So Can You (2015). He has recently completed a scholarly book, The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Stanford University Press, forthcoming), about the role poetry plays in the postindustrial restructuring of laborPoems, essays, and other writings can be found in Modern Language QuarterlyRadical Philosophy, Endnotes, Lana Turner, The American Reader, Critical Inquiry and elsewhere. Together with Juliana Spahr and Joshua Clover, he edits Commune Editions. He lives in Berkeley with his family.
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Friday, June 3rd @ 7:30 pm, feat. Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, David Lau and Garrett Caples


  Please join us on Friday, June 3rd @ 7:30 pm for a reading w. 
Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, David Lau and Garrett Caples! 

Event is FREE.

Wine, Lagunitas beer and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609

Here's a map.

& as always, a huge thanks to our sponsors!




Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel’s work has appeared in VOLT, jubilat, The Volta, and The Offending Adam, and was recently featured in the Aesthetic Blitz exhibition from the Asian American Women Artists Association. Her first book, occident, is forthcoming from Called Back Books in 2017. She is managing editor at Omnidawn Publishing and editor of OmniVerse. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez. She lives in Oakland, California.

David Lau's poetry and essays have appeared widely (in Boston Review, The American Reader, Armed Cell, New Orleans ReviewLos Angeles Review of Books, and New Left Review). His first book of poetry, Virgil and the Mountain Cat, was described by the Believer as "simultaneously creative and destructive … grounded in—or rather, trapped by—the present." Commune Editions will publish his second book this August; Still Dirty finds its bearings in the political struggles after the economic crisis. In 2009, he was chosen as a Poetry Society of America New American Poet. Lau is also the author of the chapbook Bad Opposites (2012). With Cal Bedient, he edits the journal Lana Turner. A graduate of UCLA and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, where he first began teaching in 2005. He has also taught poetry at UC Berkeley and in the MFA program at Saint Mary's College. 

Garrett Caples is the author of the forthcoming Power Ballads (Wave, 2016), as well as earlier poetry collections The Garrett Caples Reader (Angle, 1999) and Complications (Meritage, 2007).  He wrote the essay book Retrievals (Wave, 2014), and co-edited Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016) and Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013).  He curates the Spotlight Poetry Series for City Lights.
 

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friday, May 6th @ 7:30 pm, feat. Angela Hume, Samia Rahimtoola, Maya Weeks and paintings by Mary Burger


Please join us on Friday, May 6th @ 7:30 pm 
for a reading and release party for 
Angela Hume's Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016)
feat. readings by Angela Hume, Samia Rahimtoola, and Maya Weeks, plus paintings by Mary Burger!

Optical Occlusions 11, by Mary Burger



 Admission is FREE.
Wine, Lagunitas beer, and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th St. | Oakland, CA | 94609

Here's a map.

+ a huge thank you to our sponsors:


author bios and photos follow below

Angela Hume lives in Oakland. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013) and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). Her first full-length book of poetry is Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016). Her poems appear in Macaroni Necklace, Dusie, Armed Cell, Little Red Leaves, and RealPoetik, among others. She has essays published or forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Evental Aesthetics. You can learn more about Angela here.
 

Samia Rahimtoola is a poet and critic living in Oakland. 











Maya Weeks is a wannabe oceanographer and trash aficionado from the central coast of California. She is the author of Panic Train (Mondo Bummer, 2013) and How To Be On the Outside of Every Inside/How To Be Inside Every Outside (these signals press, 2016). She is currently working on a project about the gendered violence of marine debris. Catch her on Twitter @looseuterus.
 





Mary Burger is an artist and writer living in Oakland. Her visual work uses biomorphic and geometric patterns to explore spatial experience and the intersections between natural and cultural adaptations, drawing on practices of literature, philosophy, and environmental history. Mary posts interviews with artists at the blog Articiple. Her art is online at Maryburger.com, and some recent writing is at Elderly Magazine (elderlymag.tumblr.com.) She exhibits work frequently at the Compound Studio Artist Gallery and other locations in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Friday, March 4th @ 7:00pm, feat. Stephen Ratcliffe, Patti Trimble and Susan Stone

Please join us on Friday, March 4th @ 7:00 pm
for a night of sound, visual and language art, 

feat. Stephen Ratcliffe, Patti Trimble (w. Peter Whitehead), 
and Susan Stone

Admission is FREE.
Wine, Lagunitas beer and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609

Here's a map

AND many, many thanks to our generous sponsors!
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Clorox Company Foundation 
Friends of Oakland Parks and Rec.

Stephen Ratcliffe’s most recent book is Painting (Chax Press, 2014).  His Selected Days (Counterpath) won the Poetry Center Book Award in 2012.  An ongoing daily poems-plus-photographs from sound of wave in channel can be seen at Temporality (stephenratcliffe.blogspot.com).  He lives in Bolinas, and teaches at Mills College.
  
Patti Trimble is a poet, essayist, and visual artist living in California and Sicily. Her poetry is widely published and she performs lyric poems in the USA and Europe. She was co-founder of the Tuolumne Poetry Festival and her writing received grants from the Lannan Foundation, Poets&Writers, Djerassi Residency, and a Pushcart nomination. Two 2014 CDs of spoken word/poems/music are out on Out of Round Records: Hello Heaven! Poems from Arabic Sicily, with Tunisian singer Ramzi Harrabi, (new translations); and In The Middle of the Night of the Road of My Life I Found Myself in a Tangled Wood, with musician Peter Whitehead. Bob Holman calls this CD, "a Classic Right Now." as the poems tell the lyric news about several kinds of wilderness. Patti also writes for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and offers lectures and workshops at Point Reyes Field Institute and various OLLI programs www.pattitrimble.com

Susan Stone has produced radio drama, soundscapes, and storytelling series for public radio since 1980, including documentary features for The Modern Language Association, Australian Broadcast Corporation, the Soros Foundation, and West German Radio. Her original mixed-media texts and scores for theater, dance, and independent film have been awarded for story and sound design.

Investigative interests drew her from invention to the radio documentary form focused on the recorded experiences of people living on the front lines of deeply felt human experiences, whether impacted by war, natural disasters, or the fatal beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks to a United States Artist/Rasmuson fellowship, she created an oral history project (IfTheseWallsCouldTalk.org) based on the recorded readings, writings and art of incarcerated youth, with whom she works as a mediator in restorative justice programs. 



 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday, February 5 @ 7:30 pm, featuring the YesYes Books Tour!

Please join us on Friday, Febraury 5 @ 7:30 as we host
the YesYes Books tour, featuring: Aricka Foreman, Jay Deshpande, Taryn Schwilling and Phillip B. Williams!

The event is FREE.

Wine, Lagunitas, water and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street | Oakland | 94609

Here's a map.

Many thanks to our sponsors:
 
Aricka Foreman is the author of Dream with a Glass Chamber, a Vinyl 45 released by YesYes Books in 2016. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Drunken Boat, Torch Poetry: A Journal for African American Women, Minnesota Review, Union Station Magazine, Vinyl Poetry, RHINO, shufPoetry, Day One, and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Viking Penguin), among others.  She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Callaloo Writers Workshop, and is the Enumerate Editor for The Offing.
 
 



Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books, 2015). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Sixth Finch, Atlas Review, Handsome, Spork, Prelude, and elsewhere. Essays and reviews have been published in Slate, The New Republic, The Millions, and Publishers Weekly. He holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia and has taught in Egypt, France, and the United States. Born in Austin, Texas, he now lives in Brooklyn.

Taryn Schwilling is the author of The Anatomist (YesYes Books, 2015). She is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Cambodia. She recently returned from a year-long lectureship in Iraq. Her work has appeared in FENCE, Colorado Review, Anti-, Tupelo Quarterly, The Volta, Pinwheel and elsewhere.






Phillip B. Williams is the author of the book of poems Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016). He is a recipient of the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship and is the Coeditor In Chief of the online journal Vinyl. Phillip is the 2015-2017 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.

 







Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday, December 4 @ 7:30 pm, featuring Arisa White and Leora Fridman

Please join us on Friday, December 4 
@ 7:30 pm for a reading featuring 
Arisa White and Leora Fridman!

Event is FREE.
Beverages and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
Here's a map.

And as always, a huge thanks to our sponsors:
Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst. She's a Cave Canem fellow and author of Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. A 2013-14 recipient of an Investing in Artist Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a regional representative for Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, Arisa is a BFA faculty member at Goddard College. Forthcoming from Augury Books in fall 2016 is her third full-length collection, you’re the most beautiful thing that happened. arisawhite.com

Leora Fridman is the author of My Fault forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press. She is also the author of the chapbooks Precious Coast (H_ngm_n Books), Obvious Metals (Projective Industries), On the architecture and Essential Nature (The New Megaphone), and Eduardo Milán: Poems (Toad Press). With Kelin Loe, she edits Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer. With new media artist Liat Berdugo, energy specialist Joshua Finn, and scientist Shawn Manchester, she forms the collective The Bureau.