January & February 2002 -- Into the New Year with
Small Press Traffic
Poets Theater Jubilee
From January 18 through February 9, in collaboration with New Langton
Arts and the Jon Sims Center for the Arts, we present a festival of poets
theater, featuring new works by Leslie Scalapino, Carla Harryman, Kevin
Killian & Norma Cole, and Camille Roy & Rachel Levitsky, among
many others. Please click right here for details,
and we'll see you at the show(s)!
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.
cosponsored with and held at the LAB
"This is written nowhere.
I dreamed I was in a city and also in my dream I couldn't remember if
cities existed anymore."
Carla Harryman will be reading from her new book Gardener of
Stars (Atelos), "an experimental novel that explores the paradise
and wastelands of utopian desire." Other works by Harryman include
two volumes of selected writing, There Never Was a Rose Without a Thorn
and Animal Instincts: Prose, Essays, and Plays; a hybrid novel,
The Words After Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories and Jean-Paul Sartre;
and a book-length dramatic work, Memory Play. Her most recent play,
Stationed in the Sub World, premiered last year at Oxford Brookes
University and will be staged in San Francisco (as part of our Jubilee),
Detroit, and New York in 2002-2003. The Village Voice called her work
"intelligent, sardonic, and elliptical to the point of delirium."
Friday, February 15, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Andrew Maxwell & Liz Waldner
Tonight we present two truly extraordinary & splashy poets, each witty
& compelling in equal measure. Poet, editor, & translator Andrew
Maxwells Radiant Species is forthcoming from Tougher
Disguises in 2002. He edits The Germ, a Journal of Poetic Research
& is among the editorial collective of Double Change, an online journal
dedicated to interaction between American & French language poets.
He lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a lexicographer. Liz Waldners
books include Homing Devices (O Books, 1998) -- of which Eileen
Myles exclaimed "this is my dream of literature" --, A Point
Is That Which Has No Part (University of Iowa Press, 2000), Self
& Simulacra (Alice James Books, 2002), & the forthcoming
Etym(bi)ology (Omnidawn). She divides her time between Washington,
New York, & several other states.
All events are $5-10, sliding scale, and begin at 7:30, unless otherwise
noted. Our events are free to SPT members, and CCAC faculty, staff, and
Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in
Timken Lecture Hall
California College of Arts and Crafts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the intersection of 16th &