28 April, 2008
for me to intelligently talk about the multifarious nature of the earthworm reading at my place this past friday is just too daunting at this precise moment, as i am in a much too-tired state this fine monday.
i will say, however, that this was like no other reading i’ve been to lately…it couldn’t have been a better beginning to this fledgling series!
to begin, we said “fuck intros” and rolled right into lauren shufran’s reading in my living room, which was quite simply astounding … after a short break suzanne stein invited us all to sprawl on my bed and in my bedroom (and i concurred) for a cozy yet heated discussion of poetics, labor and community ethics. really amazing. it was broadly noted afterward that this is a conversation that we do not have often enough.
following that, there was much dancing on the bed, whiskey/pbr drinking, greek translating, poetics debating, brisk discussing, and a bit of confusion over bus lines. some rooftop shenanigans were also noted.
many thanks to all.
on may 23, brandon brown and erika staiti will kick out the jams for the earthworm series #2, same time, same place.
22 April, 2008
earthworm reading series
april 25 @ 7:30 pm
Suzanne Stein and Lauren Shufran
AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco
(corner of oak and pierce--i.e. my apartment)
DATE: april 25
**party follows... byob!
Suzanne Stein is a poet. Her work has appeared in Bay Poetics, War & Peace 3, Mirage Periodical, Both Both, Commonweal, New Langton Arts, the San Francisco Exploratorium, Artists Television Access, and elsewhere. Two of several projects forthcoming this year: a chapbook, "Passenger Ship", from Ypolita press, and "Signs of Life" from O Books. Former co-director and film curator at four walls gallery, she works currently as community producer at the SFMOMA. Suzanne is editor and publisher of the small press TAXT, and she lives in Oakland. Please visit www.taxtpress.blogspot.com or www.i-caved.blogspot.com
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