20 September 2010
Myung Mi Kim: This Saturday & Sunday
We are honored to welcome Myung Mi Kim back to the Bay Area this coming weekend (Sat., Sept. 25 & Sun., Sept. 26). She'll read with Ken Edwards for the Poetry Center on Saturday night (Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, 7:30 pm), and will join the Nonsite Collective Sunday afternoon at Nicole Hollis Studios (935 Natoma Street, 2pm) for a conversation about her work (Click on the poster above for additional information). If you've never had the pleasure of joining Myung in conversation about the practice of poetry, DO NOT MISS this rare opportunity!
Myung's brilliant new project Penury is available thanks to the efforts of Omnidawn, and her classic text Dura was recently reissued by Nightboat, both books to spend some time with in anticipation of her visit. You can also read a brilliant interview with Myung conducted by Yedda Morrison here. Finally, if you have some additional time, you might take a look at a book I edited with Andrew Rippeon on Myung's work. The full text of Building is a Process: Light is an Element is available here, and includes brilliant contributions from the likes of Norma Cole, Dana Teen Lomax, Susan Gevirtz, Elise Ficarra, and Kathy Lou Shultz among many others.
The following is my contribution on Dura. Hope to see you at both events Saturday and Sunday!