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

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+ 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, and some recent writing is at Elderly Magazine ( She exhibits work frequently at the Compound Studio Artist Gallery and other locations in the Bay Area.