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November 2001 -- Give Thanks with Small Press Traffic!

Friday, November 2, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.
Jack Collom & Bernadette Mayer

Please note that we are cohosting these visionary writers with the SF Art Institute & the Poetry Center; the event will be held in the Auditorium, SF Art Institute, 800 Chestnut, San Francisco. Jack Collom is the author of many books, including 8-Ball, with monoprints by Donald Guravich (Dead Metaphor Press, 1992), Arguing with Something Plato Said (Rocky Ledge, 1990), The Fox (United Artists, 1982), Little Grand Island (the press, 1977), and Workday (Blue Pig, 1973). He has taught at Naropa and for the Teachers & Writers Collaborative in NYC. Bernadette Mayer is a legend in her own time; her many books include The Formal Field of Kissing (Catchword Papers, 1990), Another Smashed Pinecone (United Artists Books, 1998) and Proper Name & other stories (New Directions, 1996). Of her recent Two Haloed Mourners, The Poetry Project Newsletter wrote "The book starts out dense, vagrant, proceeding on a combination of automatic writing and methodical structural repetitions. It picks up speed, changes gears from poetry to prose and back again... a memoir of fear and loathing as the seventies somersault into the eighties."


Friday, November 9, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Arteaga & Juliana Spahr

Alfred Arteaga
is the author of Cantos (1991), Red (2000) and House with the Blue Bed (1997); as well as the critical work Chicano Poetics: Heterotexts and Hybridities (Cambridge University Press, 1997). Currrently a professor of Creative Writing and Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Arteaga has received fellowships from the NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation. He edited An Other Tongue: Nation & Ethnicity in the Linguistic Borderlands (Duke,1994). Juliana Spahr won the National Poetry Series for her first book, Response (Sun & Moon, 1997); her newest book is a critical study, Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading & Collective Identity (U of Alabama, 2001). Spahr teaches at the University of Hawai’i and is an editor of Chain magazine and a member of the Subpress publishing collective. A second collection of poems, Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You, is due out from Wesleyan this fall.


Sunday, November 11, 2001 from 1-5 p.m.

Lucky 7:
Small Press Traffic’s 7th Annual
Literary Soiree & Auction

DJ’d Cocktail Hour

Our Annual Auction of Literary Ephemera & More (see details below)

Poets’ Theatre Event: "The American Objectivists", a new play by Kevin Killian and Brian Kim Stefans

Raffle Drawing

Suggested donation: $10.

Highlights of our Auction this year:

Tube of Crest toothpaste signed by Zadie Smith (author of White Teeth) with her own unique instructions and how and when to brush one's teeth.

Large color photograph of Iceland's own Björk, signed by Björk last month for our auction

John Cage, San Francisco 80th birthday program, inscribed by Cage to the late Ronald Johnson

Tippi Hedren
and Slavoj Zizek, signed still from Hitchcock's "The Birds."

Bill McNeill, original watercolor portrait of Robert Creeley

Marianne Moore
, autograph note signed late in life

Laura (Riding) Jackson, signed late broadside

Christmas card from James Schuyler to Ted Berrigan

John Waters, oversized poster for "Cecil B Demented," with huge Waters signature


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)