Amy's Kitchen Organics! Dominguez | Gross | Heady | Sáenz
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Amy's Kitchen Organics! Dominguez | Gross | Heady | Sáenz

It's the solstice! AND it's Amy's Kitchen Organics! This time we're featuring touring poets Angel DominguezElizabeth Gross, & Erick Sáenzas well as local poet Sarah Heady

Friday, June 21
"Doors" at 7, reading at 8
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ANGEL DOMINGUEZ
is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He’s the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found in Brooklyn Magazine, Dreginald, Entropy, Queen Mobs, The Tiny, The Wanderer, and elsewhere in print or on the internet. He's currently working on a book of poems, as well as the follow-up to Black Lavender Milk, Rose Sun Water forthcoming from The Operating System, in 2020.

ELIZABETH GROSS
is a poet/translator/teacher/artist in New Orleans. this body/that lightning show, her first poetry collection, was selected by Jericho Brown for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection of The Word Works Press and came out this spring. DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, a chapbook in collaboration with artist Sara White, came out from Antenna in 2016. She co-translated and produced a new adaptation of Euripides’ Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House in 2015. She currently teaches interdisciplinary humanities at Tulane University and co-organizes The Waves Reading Series, showcasing the work of LGBTQIA+ writers since 2014. More about these projects, and links to online publications, at grosselectricworks.com

SARAH HEADY
is a poet and essayist interested in place, history, and the built environment. She is the librettist of Unfinished: An Opera, a new work about the death and life of a women’s college, currently in development with composer Joshua Groffman and producer Vital Opera. Unfinished debuted in summer 2016 at sold-out engagements in Sarah’s native Hudson River Valley and at the National Opera Center in New York City, where it returned in October 2018. Sarah is also the author of Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills), winner of the 2013 Michael Rubin Book Award, and Tatted Insertion, a letterpress collaboration with book artist Leah Virsik. Her manuscript “Comfort” was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series. Sarah works in fundraising at the intersection of mental health, spirituality, and social justice and is a co-editor of Drop Leaf Press, a small women-run poetry collective. More at sarahheady.com.

ERICK SÁENZ
is a latinx poet and teacher from Los Angeles. He is the founding editor of Lilac Press, a small DIY imprint. Susurros a mi padre was released by The Operating System in 2018. 

Accessibility note: My apartment is up one flight of stairs, there's a (very nice) cat here, and the space is not fragrance-free (but there's scent-free soap in the bathroom). 

Remember: Chapel of the Chimes happens every year, but this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 

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Center Justify: An AWP Offsite Extravaganza
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Center Justify: An AWP Offsite Extravaganza

CENTER JUSTIFY:
An #AWP19 OFFSITE EXTRAVAGANZA

There will be readings! There will be unforgettable performances! There will be camaraderie!
And there will be dinner! (meat + vegan DUMPLINGS & FRIED CHICKEN from XLB) Come early for food!

This event is co-sponsored by:
- The Accomplices (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Entropy, Writ Large Press)
- De-Canon: A Visibility Project
- Whitenoise Project
- Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)
- Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University
- PSU Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
- The Operating System

Schedule:

7-8PM -----

- Melissa Bennett
- She Who Has No Master(s): Dao Strom, Aimee Phan, Thi Bui, Vi Khi Nao
- No’u Revilla
- Nastashia Minto
- Douglas Kearney

8-9PM -----

-Nina Sharma
-Lawrence Ypil
-Alfian Sa'at
-Elæ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson]
-Alex DiFrancesco
-Erick Sáenz
-Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp
-Joaquin Zihuatanejo

9-10PM -----

-Jenifer Sang Eun Park
-Marwa Helal
-Casandra Lopez
-Rocío Carlos
-Trevino Brings Plenty
-Theodore Van Alst
-Gabrielle Civil

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Lit Crawl Book Fair
Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Lit Crawl Book Fair

Join local presses, businesses, and literary magazines for the first-ever Lit Crawl Book Fair, in the heart of the Mission District just preceding the world-famous Lit Crawl! Featured exhibitors include McSweeney's, Stanford University Press, Write On Mamas, ZYZZYVA, Santa Monica Review, Cinco Puntos Press, and many more. Browse the tables, bid on raffle prizes, grab food and drink from the Chapel's newly reopened Curio Restaurant, and brace yourself for the evening Lit Crawl madness! FREE


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Susurros Como Vientos
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Susurros Como Vientos

  • EM Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An evening of poetry with:


Angel Dominguez
Angel Dominguez is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He’s the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found in Brooklyn Magazine, Dreginald, Entropy, Queen Mobs, The Tiny, The Wanderer, and elsewhere in print, or on the internet. Follow him on Twitter @dandelionglitch or IRL in the redwoods, or ocean.

Ivy Johnson
Ivy Johnson is a poet and performance artist in Oakland, CA. Her book, As They Fall, is a collection of 110 notecards for aleatoric ritual and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-founder of The Third Thing, an ecstatic feminist performance art duo. Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs published their self-titled chapbook, The Third Thing, in 2016.  Her book Born Again just came out with The Operating System. You can find more information about her work here: https://ivyjohnsonblog.wordpress.com

Hannah Kezema
Hannah Kezema is an artist who works across mediums. She is the author of the chapbook three (2017, Tea and Tattered Pages, available here: http://www.tatteredpress.org/hannah-kezema) and several online publications, which can be found in Full Stop, Spiral Orb, Emergency Index, Gesture, and other places. Along with Angel Dominguez, she co-founded the performance art collaborative DREAM TIGERS. She continues to explore failure, asemic writing, and the cross-overs of text and image, while intermittently working on a project which investigates ancestral memory, poem-as-ritual, and divination.

Erick Sáenz
Erick Sáenz is a 1st generation Latinx  writer and English teacher from Los Angeles. He is the founding editor of Lilac Press, a small DIY imprint. He was previously a contributing editor for the online place-based magazine Cheers from the Wasteland. In addition to several self-published chapbooks and zines, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Alien Mouth, Elderly Magazine, Pinball,  Hobart Pulp, Five:2:One Magazine, and others. His first book of poetry, Susurros a mi padre, is out now via The Operating System. You can find him online at www.ericksaenz.com

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