22 March 2013

Morris / Saidenberg / Scappettone on Saturday!

Please don't forget to join us Saturday, 3/23 for an SPT "pop-up" reading featuring amazing poets and people Marianne Morris, Jocelyn Saidenberg, and Jennifer Scappettone. Scappettone is in town for the weekend, and it's been a good, long while since she's read in the Bay Area. Sharing the bill is newly local (maybe?) Marianne Morris (whose Iran Documents came out recently on Trafficker Press, a chapbook I quickly fell in love with) and Jocelyn Saidenberg (a crucial presence in the San Francisco Bay Area who needs zero introduction!). This promises to be a super fun reading, and we'll pass the hat around to raise a few bucks for SPT! Also, we've made it a 9 pm late show so we don't overlap with Julie Patton, Andrew Levy, and Mark Wallace earlier in the evening at the Poetry Center. Please help to spread the word, and I hope to see you all there!

Morris / Saidenberg / Scappettone
SPT Pop-Up
CCA Writer's Lounge
195 Deharo, San Francisco
Sat. March 23rd, 9pm

Marianne Morris is the author of several chapbooks including DSK (Tipped Press), Iran Documents (Trafficker Press), So Few Richards, So Many Dicks (Punch Press), and Commitment (Critical Documents). She was the 2008 holder of the Harper-Wood Scholarship for Creative Writing from St John's College, Cambridge, and has just completed a PhD in contemporary poetics in Cornwall, U.K.

Born and raised in New York City, poet and editor Jocelyn Saidenberg is the author of several poetry collections, including Negativity (2006) and Cusp (2001), which was chosen by poet Barbara Guest for the Frances Jaffer Book Award. Founding editor of the publishing collective Krupskaya Books and a founding member of the Nonsite Collective, Saidenberg has also served as director of Small Press Traffic and as curator for New Langton Arts.

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of the poetry collection From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and of several chapbooks: Beauty [Is the New Absurdity] (dusi/e, 2007), Err-Residence (Bronze Skull, 2007), and Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale (La Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and opera of pop-up pastorals, is in progress for Atelos Press, with a letterpress fragment forthcoming from Compline. She edited and translated Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli (University of Chicago Press, 2012), which won the Academy of American Poets' biennial Raiziss/De Palchi Book Award. Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, her study of the premodern city as a crucible for twentieth-century experiments across literature, politics, the visual arts, architecture, and urbanism, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

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