11 February 2011

Tonight: Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Maxi Kim, and Jackqueline Frost // NOW WITH LIMITED EDITION BROADSIDE!

Please join us tonight (Friday, 2/11) for the second Small Press Traffic event of the season: "At the Borders: Intersections of Politics and Practice" with readings and discussions by Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Maxi Kim, and special guest Jackqueline Frost.

Word on the street is Juliette is a powerhouse on the stage, and Jackqueline promises to provide a "spectacle" of some kind! Don't sleep!

Additionally, I'm happy to announce that most SPT readings this season will feature a special, limited-edition broadside printed especially for the event! The Small Press Traffic Printer's Corps is a loose collective of printer/poets who've committed to designing and printing something specifically to help support SPT! I'll unveil the first of these broadsides tonight (teaser detail above!), Andrew Rippeon's totally masterful rendition of some lines from Juliette Lee. This broadside features no less than 5 runs through the press along with some tricky printing on the backside of type and a hand-carved wood block! Andrew is the editor of P-Queue and Queue Books and a brilliant poet in his own right. If you'd like a copy of the broadside (while supporting one of the most important reading series in the country!) but can't make the reading, we hope to have some available through the website soon. Collect them all!

Here are the details:
Timken Hall,CCA SF
1111 8th Street
event begins at 7:30pm
entrance is $8-15/members FREE

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press (www.corollarypress.org), a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic experimental writing. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books) and Underground National (Factory School). She is a contributing editor of EOAGH and is at work on her doctoral dissertation examining the nexus between visual arts movements, critical theory, and Asian American poetry.

Born and raised in Kwangju, a then-revolutionary site of the 1980 South Korean uprising, Maxi Kim has a master’s from USC’s Rossier School of Education and a master’s in Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts. Author of One Break, A Thousand Blows, Kim’s forthcoming book Did Somebody Say North Korea? confronts one of the pervasive myths of our time: that North Korea is a Confucian-Communist regime led by a Stalinist dictator that will, with time, disintegrate like the Soviet Union. In fact, North Korea, in our standard ideological spectrum is much closer to Nazism than to Marxism. Much like Hitler’s Third Reich, Kim Jong-il’s North Korea can’t be understood without understanding its racial worldview and “fascist” aesthetic principles. Debunking the current “end of history” model of international relations promoted by both humanist academics and the current political establishment, Maxi Kim offers Art as a new road map for “returning to history” by confronting East Asia’s totalitarian slave state.

Jackqueline was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and has lived in five southern states, (and Indiana.) Her poetry and fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Try!, Big Bridge, Swan's Rag, Adios Pelota! and Peach & Bats. She co-curates the Condensery Reading Series in Oakland. With the art-collective, Hail, Jackqueline collaboratively scripts and choreographs multi-media performances and has played in the East Bay bands The Delicate Situation and Pine. She is a student of creative writing and philosophy at Mills College.

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