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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 Maxwell’s 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 Waldner’s 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 students.
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 & Wisconsin)