02 February 2014


Standing in front of Amy Trachtenberg’s Stripes/Sutras at her studio and the Brian Gross Gallery in January 2013. I just love this piece!

Anne Carson
reading in the Holloway Series at UC Berkeley in April.

Fred Moten
talking about 12 Years A Slave and reading his poems at SPT in November. 

The two reading groups on Fred Moten & Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons—one at the Bay Area Public School and one at Artists’ Television Access (ATA)  in SF; also reading Moten with Emily Abendroth in August.

Simone White & Allie Warren reading at SPT.

Photo Credit: Kevin Killian

Emily Abendroth and Francois Luong reading in the Mission in SF.

Emily Abendroth’s Exclosures from Zumbar Press.

James Turrell—particularly some of the older works—at the Guggenheim with Marie Regan.

Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet at the Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford with Jim Brashear and Amy Trachtenberg.

Carrie Mae Weems Retrospective at the Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford with Jim Brashear.

Can’t believe I just read Gail Scott’s My Paris for the first time and was THRILLED, awe-struck!

An August summer swim at Bash Bish Falls with Jonathan Skinner, Hoa Nguyen, Bethany Ides and New York lake swimming with Emily Abendroth, Marie Regan, and Bill Dixon.

Not new, but new to me this past summer--This is Not A Film, Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (2011)

The republication by Ithuriel’s Spear of Bob Gluck’s Elements

Yedda Morrison’s Darkness

While I think this lecture was given in 2012 at Naropa, I recently listened to it online and loved it: Joan Retallack’s “Writing on Rim:Poetry’s Alterity.”   

Vacation, and as always, hanging out with the lovely Clay and Alex!

Lots of books from 2013 await an interval for reading. I’m looking forward to Chris Tysh’s Our Lady of the Flowers Echoic,  Dodie Bellamy’s Cunt Norton, Stephanie Young’s Ursula or  University, Evan Kennedy’s Terra Firmament , Alli Warren’s Here Come the Warm Jets, and more.

Robin Tremblay-McGaw lives in San Francisco, teaches at Santa Clara University and is an associate at the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College. She writes poetry, reviews, criticism, and various and sundry. Her writing has appeared in HOW2, Little Red Leaves, Mirage, digital artifact, and elsewhere. Her first full length collection of poetry is forthcoming from Ithuriel's Spear. She's the editor of xpoetics.blogspot.com.

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