Thursday, February 12, 2015

Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 pm, feat. Laura Mullen, Denise Newman and Dale Going

Please join us at Studio One on Friday, March 6 
at 7:30 pm for a reading featuring 
Laura Mullen, Denise Newman, and Dale Going!

~ Admission is free ~
 Snacks & beverages provided.

Studio One Art Center

Laura Mullen is the author of eight books: Complicated Grief (forthcoming from Solid Objects), Enduring Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides, The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject, Dark Archive, The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors. She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and is a frequent visitor at the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. Her work has been widely anthologized and recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New American Writing, Fence and Abridged. Mullen is the McElveen Professor in English at LSU and the Director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. Her collaboration with composer Nathan Davis for the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus premiered in November 2014.

Dale Going is a poet-book artist, publishing handmade letterpress chapbooks and broadsides by contemporary women poets under the Em Press imprint. Em Press editions are in private collections, the special collections of university and public libraries, and in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her first full-length collection of poetry, As/Of the Whole, was selected by Brenda Hillman for the San Francisco State University Poetry Chapbook Award; her second, The View They Arrange (Kelsey St. Press) was a finalist for the Poets’ Prize. Chapbooks include Or Less, She Pushes With Her Hands, (Em Press) and Leaves from a Gradual (Potes and Poets Press). She was co-founder of the quarterly ROOMS (1994-2003), an important forum for women writers and artists interested in formal and visual experimentation. She has received grants and awards from the Fund for Poetry, the California Arts Council, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival. Recent poetry appeared in VOLT; the latest Em Press publication is a broadside of a poem by Colleen Lookingbill. 

Two winters ago Dale moved to the Adirondack Park of upstate New York after 35 years in the Bay Area. After the second winter she concluded that there was no reason to be in upstate New York in March, as, despite the calendar, there would never be a spring. She is delighted to be spending this March in the Bay Area, in an exultation of wildflowers and poet friends.

Photo credit: Rachel Walther

Denise Newman is the author of The New Make BelieveWild GoodsHuman Forest, and the forthcoming Future People.  She is also a translator, and last year she received an NEA grant to complete her translation of the short story collection Baboon by the Danish writer, Naja Marie Aidt, published by Two Lines Press. For many years Newman has been collaborating with composers, providing lyrics for numerous choral works, and in May a large-scale performance of “Pandora’s Gift,” a work she’s creating with Mark Winges and director/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, will be performed at Z Space. Also in the works is a multimedia poetry installation at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden that she and Hazel White received a grant from the Creative Work Fund to create, scheduled to open spring 2016.