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Poetry, Practice, Politics

Poetry, Practice, Politics
Feb
9
7:30 PM

POETRY, PRACTICE, POLITICS – READING AND CONVERSATION
An ACP Pop-Up at Pop-Hop Books & Print
 
Join CSULA’s Andrea Quaid (Department of English) and the American Communities Program in welcoming an array of cutting-edge poets, each confronting the challenge of responding poetically to the question of what it means to be in common with others. Their readings will be followed by discussion and a reception, as part of the NELA Second Saturday Gallery Night. For more program information, check out www.facebook.com/AmericanCommunitiesProgram or contact ACP Director Dr. Andrew Knighton.

Featured poets include:

Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles.  His books include (!x==[33]) Book 1, Volume 1 by .UNFO (collaboration with Dan Richert), Not Blessed (Les Figues Press) and Dear Dearly Departed (Palm Press). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs, and writes and edits as part of the collaborative projects, SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

Amanda Ackerman is the author of four chapbooks: Sin is to Celebration (co-author, House Press), The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press). She is co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She writes collaboratively as part of the projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO. Most recently her writing has been published in WestWind Review, Shearsman Magazine, and Joyland Retro Vol.2 Anthology.

David Lau is the author of Virgil and the Mountain Cat (UC Press) and the chapbook Bad Opposites (Spect Books). He co-edits Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion. Recent poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Boom: a Journal of California, Cordite Poetry Review, and The American Reader. He is a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz. 

Samuel Solomon lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches Critical Theory and Social Justice at Occidental College. His poems, essays, and translations have been published or are forthcoming in differences, Décalages, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, htmlgiant, Infinite Editions, Lana Turner, Hi Zero, Inkwell, Five Fingers Review, Lyric Review, and Narrative. His chapbook, Life of Riley was released this summer from Bad Press and a long excerpt of his work-in-progress, Special Subcommittee, is included in Veer Books' first set of Viersomes.

Jeanine Webb is a PhD student in Literature at the University of California San Diego. Her poems have appeared in many journals, most recently in Lana Turner and The Capilano Review. Her recent writing on poetry and the U.S. occupations can be found on the Harriet blog. She helps organize San Diego's Agitprop Reading Series, and edits the journal TACOCAT.

 

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