Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Friday, December 7th featuring poetry by Rusty Morrison, giovanni singleton, and Sarah Valentine plus music by Alberto Madueño

Come join us on Friday, December 7th at 7:30 PM 
for a night of poetry and music with poets Rusty Morrison, giovanni singleton, and Sarah Valentine, plus music by singer/songwriter Alberto Madueño!
Snacks and beverages will also be served at the event. 
Thanks for reading and we hope to see you there!

 Photo by William Bagnell
Rusty Morrison's -After Urgency- won Tupelo’s Dorset Prize, -Book of the Given– is available from Noemi Press, -the true keeps calm biding its story- won the Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin Award, the Northern California Book Award, Ahsahta’s Sawtooth Prize, the DiCastagnola Award from Poetry Society of America. –Whethering- won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She has received the Bogin, Hemley, Winner, and DiCastagnola Awards from The Poetry Society of America. Her poems and/or essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from A Pubic Space, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Pleiades, VOLT. She is co-publisher of Omnidawn Publishing (

  Photo by Sarah Collins
giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a critically acclaimed journal dedicated to experimental work by artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Ascension (Counterpath Press), her debut collection, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal for poetry. She has been selected for inclusion in the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Poets series. Her work was featured in San Francisco’s 1st Visual Poetry and Performance Festival, on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Writing for Children, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, and I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. She has taught poetry at the de Young Museum, Saint Mary's College, and Naropa University.

Sarah Valentine’s first book of translations, Into the Snow: Poems by Gennady Aygi, is a collection of poems translated from the Russian-language poetry of Chuvash poet Gennady Aygi (1934-2006).  Individual translations have been featured in the Two Lines anthology Some Kind of Beautiful Signal, as well as in journals such as diode, Circumference, and Redaction: Poetry and Poetics.  Sarah has a BA in Russian Studies and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Russian Literature from Princeton University.  She has received a Templeton Foundation grant for her research at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion and a prestigious Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at UCLA.  Sarah lives and Los Angeles and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside, in the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages where she teaches Russian literature, comparative literature, film, and critical theory.  

Photo by Vicente Peñuela
Alberto Madueño has been playing and recording music for over a decade. Not concerned with advertising or satisfying any genre, his methods, instruments and techniques remain in a state of constant motion and redirection. Most recently, he has been active as a sound scrapper and creative adviser for the El Gato Film Collective, a teleological experiment group focused on blurring painting past what is still. He wants to be better than he is, always, he says. And that, the only way to do that is to keep working, long beyond the point of reason or explicit intent. He is affected by light. He wants more, and he often still wonders. Is there life on mars?