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 Review, Los 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 labor. Poems, essays, and other writings can be found in Modern Language Quarterly, Radical 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.