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Valyntina Grenier is a poet and painter living in Oakland Ca. and Tucson Az. She edits backroomlive.wordpress.com and lifelongpress.blogspot.com. You can see her most recent paintings live at Lanesplitter- Temescal in Oakland July 1st - 31st. She also has some poems and images up at wunderkammerpoetry.com
Music from thomas busch and co: "for this collection of songs we drew a lot of inspiration from the aztec people, i spent last winter in south america just backpacking from village to village, it was as much a spiritual journey as it was a physical one" says thomas of his as of yet untitled project. This is clearly evident in the rich soundscapes of mystic chants and tribal beats i witnessed by the band last month at the martinez annual world music festival, Busch says of the bands live performances "i like to become whatever instrument im taking on at the time, guitar, bass, bongos, anything, it becomes an appendage of the self as well as of the spirit"
MIDNIGHTS, poetry and prose poems by Jane Miller, is a Saturnalia Press artist/poet Collaboration Series, #4, 2008, with visual art contributed by Beverly Pepper and an introduction by C.D. Wright. Miller’s other recent work is the book-length sequence, A Palace of Pearls (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), which received the 2006 Audre Lorde Prize in Poetry. Among earlier collections are Wherever You Lay Your Head; Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems; The Greater Leisures, a National Poetry Series Selection; and August Zero, winner of the Western States Book Award. She has also written Working Time: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel, published in the University of Michigan's Poets on Poetry Series.
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