9:05 – 9:20 p.m.
9:25 – 9:40 p.m.
9:45 – 10:00 p.m.
It was a time when in the acres in late there was a wheel that shot a burst of land and needless are niggers and a sample sample set of old eaten butterflies with spoons…Is this an American fantasy⎯remembered or conjured into being out of French renegade domesticity—of a time when in the acres lately, i.e. recently, imagined as wholly open there was a wagon wheel, a shotgun-toting pioneer who burst into expansive lands that Stein defines (in The Making of Americans) as shaped particularly by speed⎯and, in those time-spaces, slavery and soul-destroying race-paranoia were needless? Or⎯since words have consequences for bodies politic⎯it was needless to attempt to kill with the weapon of invidious naming? And let us, now, at dinner together, interrogate that way of being? Meanwhile door-to-door salesmen and simple memory-catalogues peddle old moth-eaten lace curtains and silver-plated spoons?
FRANCES RICHARD'S second volume of poems, The Phonemes, is newly out from Les Figues Press; later this year Futurepoem will release a third book titled Anarch. She is the author of See Through (Four Way Books, 2003) and the chapbooks Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008) and Shaved Code (Portable Press at YoYo Labs, 2008). With Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi she is co-author of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005). She has been a member of the editorial teams at Fence and Cabinet magazines, writes frequently about contemporary art, and teaches at Barnard College and the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn.
Saturday, March 31st at 8 PM: Miranda Mellis and Julianna Snapper
at Pieter (Lincoln Heights)
420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10 Los Angeles, CA 90031
*please park on the street, and not in the lot
Miranda Mellis is the author of a story collection, None of This Is Real (Sidebrow 2012), a novella, The Spokes (Solid Objects 2012), a chapbook of documentary poetics, Materialisms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs 2009) and The Revisionist (Calamari Press 2007), illustrated by Derek White. The Revisionist is out in Croatian and Italian and was the subject of a 90-foot mural by artist Megan Vossler. Mellis is the recipient of John Hawkes Prize in Fiction and an NEH grant. Her various writings have appeared in various publications including most recently Conjunctions and The Believer. She is an editor at The Encyclopedia Project and teaches at Mills College and the California College of the Arts.