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AGITPROPReading Series Events | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org Knowledge toolkits to go Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Agitprop Reading Series: Brian Blanchfield & Mark Wallace on Saturday Dec. 7th http://agitpropspace.org/2013/11/27/agitprop-reading-series-brian-blanchfield-mark-wallace-on-saturday-dec-7th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/11/27/agitprop-reading-series-brian-blanchfield-mark-wallace-on-saturday-dec-7th/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:14:14 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7850 Brian Blanchfield

Dear Friends,

We invite you to the fourth reading of our 6th season of the Agitprop Reading Series on Saturday, December 7th with two exciting readers: Brian Blanchfield and, our hometown hero, Mark Wallace.

Brian Blanchfield is the author of Not Even Then (University of California Press) and The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (chapbook, Spork Press). His second full-length book of poetry, A Several World, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books, in early 2014. Essays from his current nonfiction project, Onesheets, can be found in/on Guernica and Web Conjunctions, and his recent poems have appeared in The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Lana Turner, and A Public Space. He lives in Tucson.

Mark Wallace’s latest book, Notes from the Center on Public Policy, has just been published by The Altered Scale Press. He is the author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Other recent books include a novel, The Quarry and The Lot, and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion. His novel Crab is due out in late 2014. He lives in San Diego, California.

As always, we’re at:

Agitprop (NEW LOCATION!)
Saturday, November 2nd, 7pm
2222 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Map: http://tinyurl.com/qx7axg5 (the building is brand new, so the map shows a vacant lot).

Contact: James Meetze: jamesmeetze(at)gmail(dot)com

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Reading Series Events: Jessica Piazza & Andrew Wessels, Sat. Nov. 2nd http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/28/gitprop-reading-series-jessica-piazza-andrew-wessels-sat-nov-2nd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/28/gitprop-reading-series-jessica-piazza-andrew-wessels-sat-nov-2nd/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:42:26 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7760 Interrobang_Cover

Dear Friends,

We invite you to the third reading of our 6th season of the Agitprop Reading Series on Saturday, November 2nd with two exciting readers: Jessica Piazza & Andrew Wessels.

Jessica Piazza has seen some things. Terrible, terrible things. Her first poetry collection “Interrobang” was recently released by Red Hen Press and her chapbook “This is not a sky” will drop next year from Black Lawrence Press. Other than that, she’s published in a bunch of places and written a bunch of things, but is more interested in telling you about her Krav Maga mixed martial art skills and her canine BFF Special the Dog. If you care about her actual writerly accomplishments, go to www.jessicapiazza.com for the info. Either way, buy her book: it’s about lusts and terrors and you know you’re kind of into that. She is a contributing editor to The Offending Adam and co-founder of Gold Line Press.

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His poems, translations, and collaborations can recently be found in VOLT, Witness, Fence, and Colorado Review, among others. He is the managing editor of Les Figues Press and edits the poetry and poetics journal The Offending Adam.

As always, we’re at:

Agitprop (NEW LOCATION!)
Saturday, November 2nd, 7pm
2222 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Map: http://tinyurl.com/qx7axg5 (the building is brand new, so the map shows a vacant lot).

Contact: James Meetze: jamesmeetze(at)gmail(dot)com

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Agitprop Reading Series: Jared Stanley & Emily Motzkus, Saturday, October 5th http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/03/agitprop-reading-series-jared-stanley-emily-motzkus-saturday-october-5th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/03/agitprop-reading-series-jared-stanley-emily-motzkus-saturday-october-5th/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:07:19 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7574

Dear Friends,

We invite you to the second reading of our 6th season of the Agitprop Reading Series on Saturday, October 5th with two exciting readers: Jared Stanley and Emily Jayne Motzkus

Jared Stanley is the author of two books of poetry, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest, as well as four chapbooks, including How the Desert Did Me In. He is a member of the public art group Unmanned Minerals, whose latest installation, It Calls From the Creek, is a site-specific walking poem installed on the Deer CreekTribute Trail in Nevada City, California, on view through September 2014. Stanley is a 2012-2014 Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, and teaches at Sierra Nevada College. He lives in Reno, Nevada. Recent poems have appeared in Manor House Quarterly, Bombsite (Bomb Magazine), textsound.org, and Peaches & Bats.

Emily Motzkus is a PhD student at The University of Denver. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared in Manor House Quarterly and in the chapbook, The Henry Miller Remix, published by The Offending Adam. She lives in Denver with her cat.

Agitprop (NEW LOCATION!)
Saturday, October 5th, 7pm
2222 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Map: http://tinyurl.com/qx7axg5 (the building is brand new, so the map shows a vacant lot).

Contact: James Meetze: jamesmeetze(at)gmail(dot)com

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Agitprop Reading Series: Louise Mathias & Brett Zehner, Saturday, Sept. 7th http://agitpropspace.org/2013/09/01/agitprop-reading-series-louise-mathias-brett-zehner-sat-sept-7th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/09/01/agitprop-reading-series-louise-mathias-brett-zehner-sat-sept-7th/#comments Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:57:57 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7666 mathias450

Dear Friends,

Now that summer is officially over and all that white denim is being put away, we’re ready to kickstart our 6th–yes, it really has been six years–season of the Agitprop Reading Series this coming Saturday, September 7th with two exciting readers: Louise Mathias & Brett Zehner.

Louise Mathias was born in Bedford, England and grew up in England and Los Angeles. She is the author of The Traps, just released from Four Way Books, and Lark Apprentice, chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize and published by New Issues Press in 2004. Her poems have recently appeared
in TriQuarterly, Octopus, The Offending Adam, Massachusetts Review, and many other journals. She lives in Joshua Tree, California.

Brett Zehner studied geography at Ohio State University where he was a researcher on public housing issues. He later turned down a job at the CIA to pursue work in anarcho poetics at UCSD. Among other things, he is a percussionist who has recorded and toured with bands ranging in style from garage punk to noise and found sound. Currently, he is collaborating on an eco-documentary project concerned with abusive land use patterns in the Dakotas. His work has appeared in Dusie and Jupiter 88.

As always, there is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations for the readers are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop (NEW LOCATION!)
Saturday, September 7th, 7pm
2222 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Map: http://tinyurl.com/qx7axg5 (the building is brand new, so the map shows a vacant lot).

Contact: James Meetze: jamesmeetze(at)gmail(dot)com

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Agitprop Reading Series: Joe Hall & Carrie Lorig, Sat. June 1st http://agitpropspace.org/2013/06/01/agitprop-reading-series-joe-hall-carrie-lorig-sat-june-1st/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/06/01/agitprop-reading-series-joe-hall-carrie-lorig-sat-june-1st/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 23:19:50 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7671 true_final_web-1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for the first reading in our NEW space in Barrio Logan.

Joe Hall was born in the woods and is devoted to Cheryl. His three books are Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean 2010), The Devotional Poems (Black Ocean 2013), and, in collaboration with Chad Hardy, The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun 2012).
He currently resides in Buffalo, New York.

Carrie Lorig lives in the cold part of Minneapolis, MN, where she co-runs the Our Flow is Hard reading series. She is the author of the chapbook, nods. (Magic Helicopter Press), and co-author w/Nick Sturm of the chapbook, Nancy and The Dutch (NAP).

As always, there is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations for the readers are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop (NEW LOCATION!)
Saturday, June 1, 7pm
2222 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Map: http://tinyurl.com/qx7axg5 (the building is brand new, so the map shows a vacant lot).

Contact: James Meetze: jamesmeetze(at)gmail(dot)com

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Reading Series: Joseph Mosconi & Ara Shirinyan, Saturday, May 4th http://agitpropspace.org/2013/05/03/reading-series-joseph-mosconi-ara-shirinyan-54-at-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/05/03/reading-series-joseph-mosconi-ara-shirinyan-54-at-7pm/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 02:47:40 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7453 2-19-13_Mosconi-300x250

Dear Friends,

Now that national poetry month is nearly over, we’re ready to have our next event on Saturday, May 4 at 7pm featuring LA-based literary artists Joseph Mosconi and Ara Shirinyan. This reading will be bittersweet—This isn’t the last Agitprop reading, but it is the last reading we’ll have in our current space. So this is your last chance to sit in the mezzanine or gaze fondly at the KFC across the street! We do hope you’ll join us to say goodbye to the space and to celebrate the publication of Joseph Mosconi’s new book, Fright Catalog .

Joseph Mosconi co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau in Los Angeles and edits the art & lit mag Area Sneaks. His books include Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc Press, 2013), But On Geometric (Insert Blanc Press, 2010), WORD SEARCH (OMG! Press, 2010) and Galvanized Iron on the Citizens’ Band (Poetic Research Bureau, 2009). As Above So Below, a children’s book illustrated by Scoli Acosta, is forthcoming in 2013.

Ara Shirinyan is a poet and editor from Los Angeles. He edits Make Now Press. With Joseph Mosconi and Andrew Maxwell, he curates readings at the Poetic Research Bureau. He is the author of several books, including Syria Is in the World (Palm Press, 2007) and Your Country Is Great (Futurpoem, 2008) the second volume of which is forthcoming from Edge Books.

As always, there is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations for the readers are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop
Saturday, May 4, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, across from KFC. Map)
San Diego, CA 92104

Contact: K. Lorraine Graham: klorraine(at)gmail(dot)com

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CAConrad & Lester Robles O’Connor, Sat. March 2nd http://agitpropspace.org/2013/03/02/caconrad-lester-robles-oconnor-sat-march-2nd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/03/02/caconrad-lester-robles-oconnor-sat-march-2nd/#comments Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:59:53 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7675 ConradSepulcherflower

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled about our upcoming reading on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm and hope you can join us for an evening of wit, insight tenderness and somatic-fabulousness with CAConrad and Lester Robles O’Connor.

Lester O’Connor writes in several genres, and also makes video work and street propaganda. He co-edited the pacific REVIEW and reviewed films for a defunct alt-weekly. He currently teaches for the Dimensions of Culture program at Marshall College, UCSD.

Of his work, poet Janice Lobo Sapigao writes, “He’s funny because he read a poem about the hipsters in the North Park region of San Diego. It’s like the Oakland Lakeshore, Los Angeles Silverlake and San Francisco Everywhere of San Diego — Hipsterlandia.”

CAConrad describes himself as “the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.” He is the author of TRANSLUCENT SALAMANDER (TROLL THREAD, 2013), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (WAVE, 2012), The Book of Frank (WAVE, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 PEW Fellow, a 2012 UCROSS Fellow, and a 2013 BANFF Fellow. He is a 2012 and 2013 visiting faculty member for the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Read some poems at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com/

The poet Eileen Myles writes that “[Conrad] always argues (from the inside of his poems) for a poetry of radical inclusivity while keeping a very queer shoulder to the wheel. His kind of queerness strikes me as nonpolarizing, not intentionally but because of the fullness of his exposition, a kind of gigantism that seems to me to be most deeply informed by love, and a tenderness for the ravages and tumult of existence.”

As always, there is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop
Saturday, March 2, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, across from KFC)
San Diego, CA 92104

Contact: K. Lorraine Graham: klorraine(at)gmail(dot)com

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Feb. 2, 2013 7pm: Alt Lit Cityscapes With Ana Carrete & Aurelio Meza http://agitpropspace.org/2013/01/27/feb-2-2013-7pm-alt-lit-cityscapes-with-ana-carrete-aurelio-meza/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/01/27/feb-2-2013-7pm-alt-lit-cityscapes-with-ana-carrete-aurelio-meza/#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:24:20 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7386 Agitprop Reading Series: Alt Lit Cityscapes With Ana Carrete & Aurelio Meza

February 2, 2013 at 7pm

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this Saturday, February 2, 7pm for the first reading in what promises to be an outstanding Spring reading series. This month, we’re hosting two writers recently featured in Jacob Steinberg’s Alt Lit Cityscapes anthology: Ana Carrete of San Diego-Tijuana and Aurelio Meza of DF-Tijuana-Mexicali.

Ana Carrete is the founder and editor of New Wave Vomit, an experimental online literary art magazine. She’s a graduate student and teaches Spanish at SDSU. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Baby Babe, came out last Thanksgiving from Civil Coping Mechanisms. She has things online.

Fiction author Janey Smith writes: “Flighty, full of speed, and fostering its own no-future, Ana Carrete’s Baby Babe is like reading Juan Rulfo, if Juan Rulfo were Barbie. At some point, you’re going to have to make a decision as to what you want: teeth-whitening toothpaste or the ends of civilization. Baby Babe marks that point.”

Aurelio Meza has participated in several literature festivals and conferences in Mexico and the US. He has translated to Spanish some of the work by American poets Ben Dollar, Mark Wallace, Jesse Ball and Tony Tost. Since 2010 he is chief editor at the independent publishing collective Kodama Cartonera in Tijuana. He recently finished a research project on art collectives in the Tijuana-San Diego border region. Poetry books: Sakura (2008), La droga (2010) and Sombra (Unpublished). Essays: Shuffle. Poesía sonora (2011).

Alt Lit personality Beach Sloth writes: “Aurelio Meza digs deep into the words…One earthquake and everything went into a deep dark place. Despite the worry and fear of the city it beat the death of the countryside. Heat eats people alive. They die dry-mouthed. Mexico City tries to bring them into her loving arms. It seems extremely bleak. Aurelio is the sun. Aurelio laughs at the ruin.”

As always, there is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop
Saturday, February 2, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, across from KFC)
San Diego, CA 92104

Contact: K. Lorraine Graham: klorraine(at)gmail(dot)com

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Poets Sophie Sills and Frank Montesonti at Agitprop Sat. Dec. 1st 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2012/11/27/poets-sophie-sills-and-frank-montesonti-at-agitprop-sat-dec-1st-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/11/27/poets-sophie-sills-and-frank-montesonti-at-agitprop-sat-dec-1st-7pm/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:06:11 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7377

This month, we’re thrilled to host poet and editor Sophie Sills in her debut reading at Agitprop. We’ll also welcome back former San Diegan Frank Montesonti to celebrate the publication of his first book, Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope and his soon-to-be-released second book, Hope Tree.

Sophie Sills’ collection of poetry, Elemental Perceptions: A Panorama, was released from BlazeVOX Books in the winter of 2010. Her poems and literary criticism have appeared in Elimae, Cricket Online Review, thethe poetry, Jacket2, and other journals. She completed her MFA at Mills College, lives in Los Angeles, teaches at National University and publishes Peacock Online Review.

Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2012 Barrow Street Book Contest. He has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. His second collection, Hope Tree, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2013. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona and teaches poetry at National University. A former resident of San Diego, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.

As always, the reading is free, but libations and donations to the gallery are welcome!

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Genevieve Kaplan and Joseph Harrington Read on 11/3, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2012/10/28/genevieve-kaplan-and-joseph-harrington-read-on-113-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/10/28/genevieve-kaplan-and-joseph-harrington-read-on-113-7pm/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:20:12 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7347

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this Saturday, November 3 at 7pm for a reading by poets Genevieve Kaplan and Joseph Harrington at Agitprop. Before and after the reading, you can check out some of the events hosted that same day by the There Goes the Neighborhood collaborative in conjunction with the Living As Form (Nomadic Version) exhibit at the UCSD University Art Gallery. For a full list of events see the

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/544203208930557/

Genevieve Kaplan received her MFA from the University of Iowa and is completing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. Her first book, In the ice house, won the 2009 A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse poetry prize and was published by Red Hen Press in Fall 2011. With her husband, she edits the Toad Press international chapbook series, which publishes contemporary literary translations. She also co-founded Gold Line Press, which specializes in perfect-bound chapbooks of poetry and prose.

Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On: an amneoir (Wesleyan Univ. Press 2011), a mixed-genre work relating the twinned narratives of the Watergate scandal and his mother’s cancer; it was a Rumpus magazine Poetry Book Club selection. He is also the author of the chapbook Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees 2010) and the critical work Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan 2002). His creative work also has appeared in Hotel Amerika, No Tell Motel, 1913, BathHouse, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. He is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

There is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.
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Poets Alli Warren & Brandon Brown Read on 10/6, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2012/09/27/poets-alli-warren-brandon-brown-read-on-106-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/09/27/poets-alli-warren-brandon-brown-read-on-106-7pm/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:11:58 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6954 We are thrilled to be hosting Bay Area poets Alli Warren and Brandon Brown at our first Agitprop reading of the season on Saturday, October 6 at 7pm.

Alli Warren

Alli Warren is the author of Grindin (Lew Gallery), Acting Out (Editions Louis Wain), Well-Meaning White Girl (Mitzvah Chaps), and Cousins (Lame House Press). With Michael Nicoloff, she wrote Eunoia (Abraham Lincoln) and Bruised Dick. In 2013, City Lights will publish her first book. Recent writing appears in Lana Turner Journal, Where Eagles Dare, and Saginaw. From 2008 through 2010, she co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand. She co-edits the Poetic Labor Project, and lives in Oakland.

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown’s first two books were published in 2011, The Persians By Aeschylus (Displaced Press) and The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus (Krupskaya.) Poems and prose have recently appeared in Sprung Formal, Postmodern Culture, BPM, Model Homes, and Art Practical.   In 2012, his debut play Charles Baudelaire the Vampire Slayer was staged at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theater. His third book, Flowering Mall, is forthcoming from Roof in the fall of 2012.

There is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage, join our Facebook group, or sign up to receive email announcements from us.

UPCOMING READINGS

October 6: Brandon Brown & Alli Warren
November 3: Joseph Harrington

 

 

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Allison Cobb, Friday, August 17th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/08/17/sdma-summer-salon-series-allison-cobb-friday-august-17th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/08/17/sdma-summer-salon-series-allison-cobb-friday-august-17th/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2012 04:18:10 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7788 allison1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Allison Cobb in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times called Green-Wood “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.” Cobb’s work combines history, nonfiction narrative and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Cobb will read from her work in progress, The Autobiography of Plastic.  For this work, the author is tracing the journey of a single piece of plastic that probably came from the Consolidated factory in San Diego during WWII. It was stamped VP-101, the name of a WWII PBY squadron. It turned up on Midway Island in 2004, inside the belly of a dead albatross chick. As more plastic pollution enters the ocean, this is becoming a common phenomenon: One study says 40% of albatross chicks die from swallowing plastic, Cobb says.

“We can read such statistics, but we may not really feel their full meaning,” she notes, “unless we can understand about a single piece of plastic and the lives it passed through.” In this case, they include the factory workers in San Diego, the young Navy pilot who survived being shot down by the Japanese but lost his plane, and the wildlife photographer who removed every piece of plastic – more than 500 in all – from the albatross chick she had been photographing only the day before. “I hope,” says Cobb, “that by uncovering such traces I can show that the autobiography of plastic is really the autobiography of all of us.”

 

San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, August 17, 7:30

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/130866180390290/

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/149903861746355/

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Omar Pimienta & John Pluecker, Friday, July, 20th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/20/sdma-summer-salon-series-omar-pimienta-john-pluecker-friday-july-20th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/20/sdma-summer-salon-series-omar-pimienta-john-pluecker-friday-july-20th/#comments Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:13:50 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7785 Omar-Pimienta-artist-photo

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Omar Pimienta and John Pluecker  in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, July 20 at 8pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. He received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2010 and his B.A in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University in 2006. He has published three books of poetry, including:Primera Persona Ella (Ediciones de La Esquina, 2004 and Littera Libros, 2009) and La Libertad: Ciudad de Paso (CECUT, 2006 and Aullido Libros, 2008). His most recent book, Escribo desde Aquí, won the Emilio Prado 10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain, 2009. His work as a visual artist has been shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Oceanside Museum of art; Centro Cultural Tijuana; Centro Cultural de España in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Cineteca UNAM, Mexico City, among other venues.

John Pluecker is  is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Rio Grande ReviewPicnicThird TextAnimal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. There are two chapbooks of his work, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010) and Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011).  A third chapbook, Killing Current, will be published by Mouthfeel Press in 2012.

 

San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, July 20, 8pm

Facebook Event Page:

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Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:

http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit:

http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group:

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Sesshu Foster, Friday, June 29th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/29/sdma-summer-salon-series-sesshu-foster-friday-june-29th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/29/sdma-summer-salon-series-sesshu-foster-friday-june-29th/#comments Sat, 30 Jun 2012 03:58:09 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7782 foster-sesshu

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Sesshu Foster in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, June 29 at 7pm in Gallery 18. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Sesshu Foster will read from his award-winning text Atomik Aztex.  In the alternate universe of Atomik Aztex, the Aztecs rule, having conquered the European invaders long ago. Aztek warriors with totemic powers are busy colonizing Europe, and human sacrifice is basic to economic growth. Zenzontli, Keeper of the House of Darkness, is plagued by nightmares of a parallel reality where American consumerism reigns supreme. Ghosts of banished Aztek warriors emerge to haunt contemporary Los Angeles, and Zenzontli’s visions of Hell become real as he’s trapped in a job in an East L.A. meatpacking plant.

Sesshu Foster has taught composition and literature in East L.A. for 20 years. He’s also taught writing at the University of Iowa, the California Institute for the Arts and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has been published in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Language for a New Century: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, and State of the Union: 50 Political Poems. One of his last readings at St. Mark’s Poetry Project NYC is Mp3 archived at www.salon.com and local readings are archived at www.sicklyseason.com. He is currently collaborating with artist Arturo Romo and other writers on the website, www.ELAguide.org. His most recent books are the novel Atomik Aztex and World Ball Notebook. He blogs at East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines.

San Diego Museum of Art
Gallery 18
Friday, June 29, 7pm
Facebook Event Page:

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Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:

http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit:

http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012-beyond-banner-3

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group:

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6/2/12 Literary Art: Presenting Zyzzyva Magazine & Daniel Alarcón’s Radio Ambulante, with John Gibler, Daniel Alarcón & Cristina Rivera Garza http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/28/6212-literary-art-john-gibler-daniel-alarcon-cristina-rivera-garza/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/28/6212-literary-art-john-gibler-daniel-alarcon-cristina-rivera-garza/#comments Mon, 28 May 2012 21:35:52 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6389 We hope you can join us this Saturday, June 2 at 8pm (an hour later than our usual time) to celebrate the new issue of Zyzzyva Magazine and Daniel Alarcón’s Radio Ambulante with presentations and readings by John Gibler, Daniel Alarcón and Cristina Rivera Garza.

This reading takes place in conjunction with There Goes the Neighborhood, an annual, four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations among artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, with satellite events at the UCSD campus and the San Diego Museum of Art (in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series). You can see a schedule of other events in There Goes the Neighborhood on the Agitprop website.

John Gibler

John Gibler is a writer based in Mexico and California, the author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt (City Lights Books, 2009), and a contributor to País de muertos: Crónicas contra la impunidad (Random House Mondadori, 2011). He is a correspondent for KPFA in San Francisco and has published in magazines in the United States and Mexico, including Left Turn, Z Magazine, Earth Island Journal, ColorLines, Race, Poverty, and the Environment, Fifth Estate, New Politics, In These Times, Yes! Magazine, Contralínea, and Milenio Semanal.

Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón was born in Lima, Peru in 1977 and raised in the southern United States. He is the creator of Radio Ambulante, an online radio project that enables thousands of stories from every corner of the Western Hemisphere where Spanish is spoken to be told and listened to.He is associate editor of Etiqueta Negra, a monthly magazine based in Lima. His short-story collection, War by Candlelight, was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His first novel, Lost City Radio, is published by HarperCollins in the US and Fourth Estate in the UK. He currently lives in Oakland, California, where he is the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College.

 

Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza is a native of the border, and has lived and taught both in Mexico and the United States. Author of transdisciplinary works, written both in English and Spanish, she has received numerous awards, including the 2001 Iberoamerican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz-FIL and the 2005 Anna Seghers in Berlin. Some of her works have been translated into English, Italian, Portuguese, German and Korean. Professor Rivera-Garza writes La mano oblicua/The Oblique Hand, a weekly column for the cultural section of the Mexican newspaper Milenio. She also maintains No Hay Tal Lugar, her blog: www.cristinariveragarza.blogspot.com. Professor Rivera-Garza is Professor of Writing at UC San Diego and MFA Writing Program Director.

There is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop (Map)
Saturday, June 2, 8 pm

2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind where Glenn’s Market used to be)
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage, join our Facebook group, or sign up to receive email announcements from us.

UPCOMING READINGS

October 6: Brandon Brown, Alli Warren & Company
November 3: Joseph Harrington

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There Goes the Neighborhood! 2012 Updated Schedule http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/27/there-goes-the-neighborhood-updated-schedule/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/27/there-goes-the-neighborhood-updated-schedule/#comments Mon, 28 May 2012 03:49:16 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6382 4x6-front-sl

There Goes the Neighborhood! is a four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations among artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, with satellite events at the UCSD campus and the San Diego Museum of Art (in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series).

This year the focus of the There Goes the Neighborhood is “the neighborhood” as a nexus of global conditions which manifest themselves in local, everyday, situations. These issues range from transportation networks to means of food production to how information (and knowledge) is disseminated publicly. The first iteration of There Goes the Neighborhood! took place in June of 2010 and focused on issues relating to gentrification and how art can play a role in neighborhood revitalization and can also be complicit in the displacement of existing groups by those moving in. There Goes the Neighborhood takes as its “fundamental organizing assumption the notion that individuals are inherently active, thoughtful, innovative and engaged citizens.” So please join us in examining these issues. The project is not complete without your participation!

There Goes the Neighborhood! May 31st – June 3rd 2012

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday May 31st

3pm – 5:30pm In and With – Part I a conversational forum moderated by David White

Friday June 1st

5pm – 6:30pm Wayfinding Seminar with Mario Borja and Micki Davis
6:30pm – 7pm Re-locating a University presentation and sculpture by David White
7:30pm – 9pm In and With – Part II: How do knowledge and information flow?
a panel discussion with Todd Gloria, Anchi Mei, Brian Goldfarb, and Xavier Leonard;
moderated by David White

Saturday June 2nd

10am – noon Brunch with Strangers
noon – 2pm Photography workshop with Shane Anderson and Zach Parks at Agitprop
1pm – 3pm Un-Photography workshop with Andrew Printer at Art Produce
2pm – 4pm Bicycle tour of thrift stores with Joy Boe and Josh Bellfy
2pm – 4pm Silkscreening workshop with Eddie Miramontes
2pm – 4pm Music at Whistlestop
2pm – 6pm Streetcar tours with Beryl Forman, Xavier Leonard, Leslie Ryan, and Randolph Van Vleck
6pm – 10pm Hard Shoulder opening reception of new work by Shane Anderson at Agitprop
8pm – 10pm Poetry reading at Agitprop
8pm – 9pm You Are Here projected films by Glen Wilson
8:30pm – 9:30pm Critical postcards at Art Produce garden
9:30pm – 11:00pm Music by starvelab (Michael Trigilio) and Chris Warren at Art Produce garden

Sunday June 3rd

10am – 1pm Brunch and intercambio at Santos Market
2pm – 4pm Daily Unusual zine workshop at Art Produce
3pm – 7pm Alt. Town Square workshops at the North Park Theatre parking lot
2pm – 4pm Yard by Yard II garden tour with Lesley Stern
6pm – 8pm Hay conexiones entre de los tres: a dinner atop the Landis Street overpass
with Elizabeth Chaney RSVP required, subject heading: DINNER
8pm – 10pm Block party on Landis near I-805 overpass
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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD! IS BACK!! http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/07/there-goes-the-neighborhood-is-back/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/07/there-goes-the-neighborhood-is-back/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 04:02:12 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6233 4x6-front-sl

There Goes the Neighborhood! is a four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations between artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, with satellite events at the UCSD campus and the San Diego Museum of art (in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series).

The first iteration of There Goes the Neighborhood! took place in June of 2010 and focused on issues relating to gentrification.  It examined how art can play a role in both neighborhood revitalization as well as also be complicit in the displacement of existing groups by those moving in. This year the focus of the There Goes the Neighborhood is “the neighborhood” as a nexus of global conditions that manifest themselves in local, everyday, situations. These issues range from transportation networks to means of food production to how information (and knowledge) is disseminated publicly.

A rough schedule of the event:

Thursday May 31st

Location: UCSD campus

Event: “Relocating the University” installation and panel discussion

 

Friday June 1st

Location: The San Diego Museum of Art

Event: “Relocating the University: part II”  performance, workshop and panel discussion

*note: this event is in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series:

http://www.sdmart.org/programs-events/summer-salon-series-2012

 

Saturday June 2nd

Location: North Park (with excursions to South Park and City Heights)

Events: “Breakfast with Strangers” a meal with someone you don’t know; Photography workshop; Thrift Store bike tour; Street-Car Reenactment – talks addressing issues of urbanism accompanied by music on a hired trolley tour car that runs an old street-car line from 1918; Photography exhibition at Agitprop featuring work by artist Shane Anderson; Post Office conversations; Literary Arts and more.

 

Sunday June 3rd

Location: North Park

Events: Brunch from Santos Market; Multiple workshops examining the proposed park for the lot behind North Park Theater as a potential green space; DIY publication workshop; a procession through the neighborhood; weekend finale reception and more…

All There Goes the Neighborhood events are FREE.  Donations gladly accepted.

For more information check back for schedule updates at http://theregoes.org

Also, Check out our collaboration with the journal PROS*- a publication documenting the last There Goes the Neighborhood in 2010.

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Reading Series Events: Charles Alexander & Aaron Kunin, Sat. May 5th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/29/5512-literary-art-charles-alexander-aaron-kunin/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/29/5512-literary-art-charles-alexander-aaron-kunin/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:51:00 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6310 We hope you can join us for a reading by Charles Alexander and Aaron Kunin at Agitprop this Saturday, May 5 at 7pm. For a full list of upcoming literary arts events, have a look at our online schedule.

Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander is the founder/director of Chax Press, author of five books of poetry, most recently Pushing Water, from Cuneiform Press in 2011; and 9 chapbooks. He is the editor of Talking the Boundless Book (Minnesota Center for Book Arts), and former director of Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Alexander also is Senior Lecturer at University of Arizona South (where he co-directs the program for English majors), and he teaches at the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. In Tucson, he is a co-founder and one of the several directors of the organization POG, which has presented poetry and prose readings, visual art presentations and lectures, musical performances, and more. He is married to the visual artist Cynthia Miller, and has two daughters, Kate and Nora.

Aaron Kunin

Aaron Kunin is recently the author of The Sore Throat and Other Poems. His other books include a poetry collection, Folding Ruler Star, and a novel, The Mandarin. Grace Period, a collection of aphorisms, sketches, and fragments, is forthcoming. He lives in Los Angeles. You can hear several recent recordings on .

There is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop (Map)
Saturday, May 5, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind where Glenn’s Market used to be)
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage,  join our Facebook group, or sign up to receive email announcements from us.

UPCOMING READINGS

May 5: Charles Alexander & Aaron Kunin
June 2: Zyzzyva Magazine celebration with John Gibler & Oscar Villalon
October 6: Brandon Brown, Alli Warren & Company
November 3: Joseph Harrington

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4/7/12 Literary Art: Kelli Anne Noftle & Julia Bloch http://agitpropspace.org/2012/03/19/kelli-anne-noftle-julia-bloch-agitprop-on-april-7/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/03/19/kelli-anne-noftle-julia-bloch-agitprop-on-april-7/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:10:16 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6082 After a brief hiatus in March, we invite you to join us for a reading by Kelli Anne Noftle and Julia Bloch at Agitprop on Saturday, April 7 at 7pm.

Kelli Anne Noftle

Kelli Anne Noftle grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has a B.A. in Visual Art and is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Her first collection of poems, I Was There For Your Somniloquy, was selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout for the Omnidawn Book Prize. Her work has appeared in several literary journals including Colorado Review, The Journal, VERSE, Blackbird, Cream City Review, Conduit, and Harvard Summer Review among others.

Both musically and lyrically, Kelli has collaborated and performed with several bands in Southern California. Her singer/songwriter project is Miniature Soap and her debut solo album, I Don’t Like You, is a collection of songs sonically divided into sets of three.

Julia Bloch

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia,  earned an MFA at Mills College and a PhD at Penn, and is the author most recently of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (Sidebrow Books). She is an editor of  Jacket2 and lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches literature at the  Bard College MAT program.

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Literary Art: Dan Gutstein and Taylor Mardis Katz, February 12, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/29/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series-dan-gutstein-and-taylor-mardis-katz-saturday-feb-4th-at-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/29/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series-dan-gutstein-and-taylor-mardis-katz-saturday-feb-4th-at-7pm/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:58:25 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5224 Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for our very first reading of 2012 on Saturday, February 4 at 7pm for a reading at Agitprop by Washington, DC poet Dan Gutstein and San Diego poet Taylor Mardis Katz.

Dan Gutstein is the author of non/fiction (stories, Edge Books, 2010) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems, Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2011). His writing has appeared in more than 70 publications, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, American Scholar, The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and Best American Poetry. He directs the Writing Studio and Learning Resource Center at Maryland Institute College of Art, and teaches creative writing at the Writer’s Center, in Bethesda, Md., and at George Washington University. Recently, the web site Rate My Professors named him the 2010-2011 No. 1 “hottest” professor in America, and his body temperature has risen, as a result. He has received grants and awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (Md.), and University of Michigan, among others. In past lives, he worked as an international economist, theatre arts educator, editor-in-chief, tae kwon do instructor, and farm hand.

Taylor Mardis Katz was born by the Hudson River. Her work appears in various journals, as well as in handmade chapbooks and postmarked envelopes. She is assistant editor at Cooper Dillon, an independent San Diego poetry press, as well as an associate editor at Poetry International. She is also a part-time farmer for Suzie’s Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Imperial Beach. As a native New Yorker, what most delights her about San Diego is the names of fruits available, and the fruits themselves. After finishing her MFA at San Diego State, she hopes to start an artist’s colony and residency on the east coast with her partner. Her little space on the internet can be found at intimeweallfly.wordpress.com.

Agitprop readings are free, but libations and donations to the gallery are very welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage, join our Facebook group, and sign up to receive email announcements from us:

Web page : http://agitpropspace.org/category/reading-series/
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/149903861746355/
Email Announcements: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/agitprop-series

Agitprop
Saturday, February 4, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market)
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Literary Art: Kim Koga & Ken White, December 3, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/27/reading-series-kim-koga-ken-white-saturday-123-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/27/reading-series-kim-koga-ken-white-saturday-123-7pm/#comments Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:05:11 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4799 We hope you can join us for our last reading of 2011 on Saturday, December 3 at 7pm for a reading at Agitprop by poets Kim Koga and Ken White.

Kim Koga

Kim Koga is the author of Ligature Strain (Tinfish Press 2011).  She received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame where she co-edited two MFA publications The Bend and Re:Visions, worked as Action Books’ editorial assistant, and curated a reading series with fellow MFA student CJ Waterman.   She’s a co-founder of Cal State San Marcos’ Creative Writing Community and Workshop, their publication: Oh, Cat, and the Student Reading Series.  Kim has interned with 1913 Press and Factorial Press.  Her publications include Lantern Review, Triton College’s Ariel XXX, and 1913: a journal of forms.

Ken White

Ken White is a poet, screenwriter, and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, who received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. His poetry has appeared in several journals, including The Boston Review, The Tusculum Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Versal. In addition to co-writing and co-producing the forthcoming feature film “Winter in the Blood,” his screenplay “Blight,” (with JJ Braider), was optioned by Titan films in association with Sony and later by JML films. He has also written screen adaptations of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther (with JJ Braider), and the medieval Irish epic The Tain Bo Cuailgne – The Cattle Raid of Cooley. He’s currently working on a new poetry manuscript, The Getty Fiend.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, browse past events or join our Facebook group.

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 3, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market) Google Map
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Literary Art: Kristi Maxwell & Stephanie Balzer, November 5, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/31/115-agitprop-reading-performance-series-kristi-maxwell-stephanie-balzer/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/31/115-agitprop-reading-performance-series-kristi-maxwell-stephanie-balzer/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:23:23 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4457 We hope you can join us, Saturday November 5th, for November’s exciting Agitprop Reading & Performance Series event. This month, we are lucky to have two poets hailing from Arizona: Kristi Maxwell and Stephanie Balzer.

Kristi Maxwell is the author of Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008), Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008), and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, 2009). Her third full-length book, Re-, will be published by Ahsahta in Sept. 2011. In 2010, she completed work toward a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Lit at the University of Cincinnati, where she also completed a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She teaches at the University of Arizona and the Poetry Center in Tucson.

Stephanie Balzer is the author of Revenant (Kore Press) and faster, faster (Cue Editions) and a former executive director of VOICES Community Stories Past and Present, Inc., a Tucson nonprofit that empowers youth to share their personal stories through professional media outlets. PShe holds a master’s degree in creative writing from The University of Arizona and is the 2009 recipient of the Mary Ann Campau Memorial Fellowship through The University of Arizona Poetry Center, which honors talented writers who strengthen and inspire our literary landscape. Her poems have appeared in Chelsea, MidAmerican Review, and CUE.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop
Saturday, November 5th, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on ah, behind Glenn’s
Market) Google Map
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Literary Art: Julie Sophia Paegle and Chad Sweeney, October 1, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/30/reading-series-101-julie-sophia-paegle-and-chad-sweeney/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/30/reading-series-101-julie-sophia-paegle-and-chad-sweeney/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:10:21 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4122 We hope you can join us as we begin our 2011-2012 season of the Agitprop Reading and Performance Series on Saturday, October 1st at 7pm with two dynamic poets: Julie Sophia Paegle and Chad Sweeney.

Julie Paegle

Julie Sophia Paegle teaches at California State University, San Bernardino, where she is Poetry Coordinator for the MFA program. She holds an MFA and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. She taught as a poet in the schools and for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks’s Upward Bound program, served as poetry editor for Quarterly West, and worked as a dog-handler and a wrangler in Alaska. Her first book, Torch Song Tango Choir was published by The University of Arizona Press. Julie lives in the San Bernardino Mountains with her husband and two sons.

 

Chad Sweeney

Chad Sweeney is the author of four books of poetry, including Parable ofHide and Seek (Alice James, 2010), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), and Wolf Milk (Forklift Books, 2012, bilingual Spanish/ English). Sweeney’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Chad is co-translator of the Selected Poemsof contemporary Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh (White Pine, 2011) and coeditor of Parthenon West Review. He teaches in the MFA program at California State University, San Bernardino and lives in Redlands with his wife, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their son Liam.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, October 1, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market) Google Map
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Literary Art @ Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky, September 1, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/29/summer-salon-series-at-sdma-katie-farris-ilya-kaminsky/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/29/summer-salon-series-at-sdma-katie-farris-ilya-kaminsky/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:28:03 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3646 Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for the last Agitprop reading of the summer at the San Diego Museum of Art, Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM, with Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the Asian Court.

Katie Farris

Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls (Marick Press, 2011) and her poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Verse, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Mid-American Review, Meridian, Fugue, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently teaches Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University.

Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. Ilya is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) which won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine. Dancing In Odessa was also named Best Poetry Book of the Year 2004 by ForeWord Magazine. It was translated into several languages. He is the editor in chief of Poetry International and the poetry editor of Words Without Borders.

San Diego Museum of Art
Asian Court Room
Thursday, September 1, 7 pm

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187696177967524

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2011

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Bruna Mori, Thursday, Aug. 25th http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/25/sdma-summer-salon-series-bruna-mori-thursday-aug-25th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/25/sdma-summer-salon-series-bruna-mori-thursday-aug-25th/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:03:59 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7778 brunamori_-_copy_1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego Museum of Art, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 at 6:45 PM, with Bruna Mori

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday   Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the Asian Court.

Bruna Mori is the author of Dérive (Meritage Press), a book of cityscape poems with sumi-ink paintings by Mathew Kinney, and is currently working on a suburbs project with photographer George Porcari, tentatively titled Beige. Mori has held workshops on citywriting at SCI_Arc and CalArts with Jen Hofer. In San Diego, she has taught at UCSD, Woodbury, and the NewSchool of Architecture + Design, and writes for SDCVB, San Diego’s “official travel resource.” She is also Lucien’s mom.

San Diego Museum of Art
Asian Court Room
Thursday, August 25, 6:45pm

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206976212694565

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2011

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Literary Art @ Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Jericho Brown, August 18, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/14/jericho-brown-at-sdma-august-18-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/14/jericho-brown-at-sdma-august-18-7pm/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:16:20 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3174

Jericho Brown

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego Museum of Art, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 at 7 PM, with Jericho Brown.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday  Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in Gallery 18.

Jericho Brown teaches creative writing as an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego. His first book of poems, Please (New Issues/Western Michigan University, 2008), explores the intersection of love and violence through an examination of the history and culture that surround African American male identity and sexuality. The recipient of two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown has served as poetry editor at Gulf Coast and assistant poetry editor at Callaloo. His poems have appeared in the Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, the Oxford American, and several other journals and anthologies. Brown worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston.

San Diego Museum of Art
Gallery 18
Thursday, August 18, 7pm

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181605585243379

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2011

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Literary Art: Brian Ang, Wendy Trevino, Dereck Clemons and Uyen Hua, June 3, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/28/brian-ang-wendy-trevino-dereck-clemons-and-uyen-hua-at-agitprop-2/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/28/brian-ang-wendy-trevino-dereck-clemons-and-uyen-hua-at-agitprop-2/#comments Sat, 28 May 2011 17:30:19 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1981 We hope you can join us Friday, June 3rd, 7pm at Agitprop Gallery for readings by an awesome, saucy, emergent variety pack of up-and-coming Bay Area poets in association with the 2011 San Diego Durruti Free Skool for Radical Poetics.

Brian Ang is the author of Communism (Berkeley Neo-Baroque, 2011) and Paradise Now (Grey Book Press, 2011). He lives in Oakland, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Trevino lives, works, and plays in the SF Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in Try!, West Wind Review, Faultline, and Makeout Creek.

 

 

 

 

 

Dereck Clemons Dereck Clemons lives in San Francisco with Wendy Trevino. He teaches college English, & like most people takes in lots of popular radio & TV & internet & newspapers, & so his poems try to engage that whole thing. And some of those are in Artifice, Try!, Lungfull!, West Wind Review, & others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uyen Hua Uyen Hua lives and works in the Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in Shampoo, Abraham Lincoln, and a few issues of West Wind Review. She received her BA and MA from the University of California, Davis, and has just released her first book, a/s/l (age/sex/location) on In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni Press.

 

 

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

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Novelist and Poet Doug Nufer at Agitprop on Saturday May 21, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/novelist-and-poet-doug-nufer-at-agitprop-on-saturday-may-21/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/novelist-and-poet-doug-nufer-at-agitprop-on-saturday-may-21/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 00:04:12 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1667 We hope you can join us this Saturday, May 21, 7pm at Agitprop for a reading/performance by novelist and poet Doug Nufer.

Doug Nufer (Photo credit: Melanie Masson)

Doug Nufer writes prose and poetry based on formal constraints. His novels include Never Again (Black Square, 2004), where no word is repeated, and Negativeland (Autonomedia, 2004), where a negative appears in every sentence and the story runs backwards.  His most recent books are the poetry collection We Were Werewolves (Make Now, 2008), and the just-released novel By Kelman Out of Pessoa (Les Figues).  After getting a poem and a story placed in Chain and Fence respectively, he tried in vain to find a magazine named Link that would publish him.  Recently he discovered that he has a homonym twin whose books are available on Amazon Kindle. Don’t be fooled.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

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Simone Forti performance http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/08/simone-forti-performance/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/08/simone-forti-performance/#comments Sun, 08 May 2011 19:35:56 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1227 Simone Forti performing at Agitprop on May 7, 2011

Courtesy of Abe Ravje

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Mark Wallace, India Radfar & Simone Forti at Agitprop http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/01/mark-wallace-india-radfar-simone-forti-at-agitprop/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/01/mark-wallace-india-radfar-simone-forti-at-agitprop/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 06:13:11 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1115 We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 7 at 7pm for an evening of fiction, poetry and dance with Mark Wallace, India Radfar and Simone Forti, and check out the current show at Agitprop, “Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz.”


Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a novel, The Quarry and The Lot (2011), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008).

India Radfar is the author of four books of poetry: India Poem (Pir Press), the desire to meet with the beautiful (Tender Buttons Press), Breathe (Shivastan Publications) and most recently, Position & Relation (Station Hill/Barrytown Books) and one chapbook, 12 Poems That Were Never Written (Mind Made Books). She has lived in Los Angeles for the past 6 years. See more at http://www.stationhill.org/station-hill-books/authors/india-hixon-radfar

Simone Forti began dancing in 1955 with Anna Halprin, who was doing pioneering work in the teaching and performing of dance improvisation. In New York City, Forti studied composition at the Merce Cunningham studio with musicologist /dance educator Robert Dunn, who was introducing dancers to the scores of John Cage. Thus she began her association with the Judson Dance Theater Group which revolutionized dance in New York in the 1960s. From her early minimalist dance/constructions through her animal studies, news animations and land portraits, Forti has worked with an eye towards creating idioms for exploring natural forms and behaviors. Over the past fifteen years Forti has been developing Logomotion, an improvisational dance/narrative form wherein movement and words spring spontaneously from a common source. Her book Handbook In Motion was published in 1974 by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and she writes regularly for the Contact Quarterly Dance Journal and the Movement Research Performance Journal.

Inside the Digital Scriptorium is the culmination of a five month trip
around the United States by artist Tim Schwartz, exploring what might
be lost as archives, museums, and libraries become digital. The works
in this show attempt to identify the space between physical objects
and their digital surrogates and in some cases fill that gap. The
works include a series of botanical prints which explore the loss
between high resolution scans and archival web images, a pair of books
which identify the space between a physical and digital book, and a
set of pages from various authors that investigate with a missing page
from the wild west.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop
Saturday, May 7, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market)
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Agitprop Reading Series: Kirsten Kaschock on Saturday, April 2nd http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/02/agitprop-reading-series-kirsten-kaschock-on-saturday-april-2nd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/02/agitprop-reading-series-kirsten-kaschock-on-saturday-april-2nd/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 18:43:49 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7757
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We hope you can join us on Saturday, April 2nd for an evening with
poet & dancer KIRSTEN KASCHOCK. The reading will start at 7pm.

Kirsten Kaschock is the author of two books of poetry: <i>A Beautiful
Name for a Girl</i> (Ahsahta Press) and <i>Unfathoms</i> (Slope
Editions).  Her first novel, <i>Sleight</i>, will be published by
Coffee House Press in fall 2011.  She has earned a Ph.D. in English
from the University of Georgia and is currently a doctoral fellow in
dance at Temple University.  Kirsten lives in Manayunk with her three
sons, their father, and a small boxful of Needs.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, April 2, Reading 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market)
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Reading Series Events: Joe Ross & Laynie Browne, Saturday, Feb. 12th http://agitpropspace.org/2011/02/12/reading-series-events-joe-ross-laynie-browne-saturday-feb-12th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/02/12/reading-series-events-joe-ross-laynie-browne-saturday-feb-12th/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:32:29 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7752
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We hope you can join us on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm for a reading
by Joe Ross and Laynie Brown.

JOE ROSS is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Poetry Award  and the
author of numerous books, most recently Strata (Dusie, 2008) and
EQUATIONS=equals (Green Integer, 2004). Ross was born in Pennsylvania
and after university, moved to Washington, D.C.. In D.C., he worked at
The JFK Center for the Arts, served as the President of the Poetry
Board at The Folger Shakespeare Library and was the Literary Editor of
the Washington Review, 1991-1997. He Co-founded and directed the In
Your Ear poetry reading series. In 1997 he received an NEA Fellowship
for his poetry and moved to San Diego, where he worked for that city’s
Commission for Arts and Culture. In 1999, he left that position to put
his poetics into practice, and to work directly in politics serving as
Chief of Policy for elected officials. He also Co-founded the Beyond
the Page reading series. In 2004, he and his wife moved to Paris,
where their two children were born, and where he continues to publish
while working as an educator.

LAYNIE BROWNE is the author of nine collections of poetry and one
novel. Her most recent publications include: The Desires of Letters,
from Counterpath and Roseate, Points of Gold, from Dusie Books (both
2010). Other recent publications include The Scented Fox, (Wave Books
2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan
Before Memory, (University of Georgia Press, 2005). Her honors
include: winner of the National Poetry Series, of the Contemporary
Poetry Series, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American
Poetry, and a recent Pushcart Prize Nomination. With others she has co-
curated various reading series including the Ear Inn reading series in
New York, the Subtext Series in Seattle, and now the POG reading
series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The
University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at
the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently
the Elementary Education Coordinator.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 4, Reading 7pm, Art Opening at 8pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market)
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Reading Series Events: Kate Durbin & Susy Bielak, Saturday, Dec. 4th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/12/04/reading-series-events-kate-durbin-susy-bielak-saturday-dec-4th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/12/04/reading-series-events-kate-durbin-susy-bielak-saturday-dec-4th/#comments Sat, 04 Dec 2010 18:29:12 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7749 POETRY_2

We hope you can join us on Saturday, December 4th at 7pm for a reading
by Kate Durbin and an art opening celebrating a new website by Susy
Bielak.
Kate Durbin is a writer and performance artist. She is the author of
the poetry collections The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009)
and, with Amaranth Borsuk, Excess Exhibit, forthcoming from ZG Press.
She has written several chapbooks including Fragments Found in a 1937
Aviator’s Boot (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), FASHIONWHORE (Legacy
Pictures, 2010), and Kept Women, forthcoming from Insert Press. She is
founding editor of the journal Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and
Art About Lady Gaga. Her fashion / text project, Prices Upon Request,
can be viewed at ZG Press. She writes about celebrity style at
Hollywood.com.

Susy Bielak’s work combines fine craft with social question. Inspired
by the interplay of identity and space, she uses drawing, painting,
printmaking, photography, and installation to envision ideas about
personal and social relationships. Bielak employs gesture, the emotion
of color, and sensory detail to choreograph each work. Her projects
often incorporate nontraditional materials and processes in order to
best render an idea (e.g., applying sketchbook text and drawings onto
bus doors to reference the personal and public; drawing with water on
opaque plastic to reference subtleties of memory; employing a seismic
testing device to speak to the rapport between interior life and
natural disaster). Experience in the social sciences, particularly
anthropology and ethnography, influences her immersive and research-
based approach to projects.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 4, Reading 7pm, Art Opening at 8pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market)
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989

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OVERSTUFT and Agitprop Reading series http://agitpropspace.org/2010/10/01/overstuft-and-agitprop-reading-series/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/10/01/overstuft-and-agitprop-reading-series/#comments Fri, 01 Oct 2010 16:41:42 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=698 Overstuft some projects by Joe Yorty and Agitprop Reading Series featuring Farrah Field and Jared White begins at 7:00pm, opening immediately following

Saturday, October 9, 7pm


Farrah Field’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications including the Mississippi Review, Typo, Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, Ploughshares, Mantis and Cannibal. Rising, her first book of poems, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions. She blogs athttp://adultish.blogspot.com/.

Jared White’s poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Action Yes, Barrow Street, Cannibal, Coconut, Fulcrum, Harp &amp; Altar, Laurel Review and Open Letters. A chapbook, Yellowcake, was part of the hand-sewn anthology, Narwhal, from Cannibal Books. He lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where he co-hosts arts and poetry events at Yardmeter Editions and sometimes blogs at http://jaredswhite.blogspot.com/.

Joe Yorty was raised in the southwest corner of the state of Utah and spent his high school years in Escondido, California. Much of the time between then and now is filled with almost 11 years of military service in which he served onboard ships that carried him to many distant lands. Along with being gainfully employed by the Department of Art at University of San Diego as their head technician Joe is currently in his second year as an MFA candidate in the Visual Arts department at UCSD where he is engaged in the search for an art-making practice that incorporates his obsession with second-hand shopping. You can learn more about him at http://www.joeyorty.com/

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Reading Series Events: Jennifer Karmin & John Plueker, Saturday, Sept. 25th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/09/21/jennifer-karmin-john-plueker-at-agitprop/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/09/21/jennifer-karmin-john-plueker-at-agitprop/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:30:11 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=696 karmin-1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us on Saturday, September 25 at 7pm for our first event of the season featuring Jennifer Karmin and John Plueker.

Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, a…nd on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. A proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative street project, is featured online at How2. In Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter and translator. His work has been published by journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Rio Grande Review, Picnic, Third Text and Literal. He has published five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. A limited-run artist book, Routes into Texas, was published in early 2010.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Rae Armantrout on Thursday, August 19th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/19/sdma-summer-salon-series-rae-armantrout-august-19th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/19/sdma-summer-salon-series-rae-armantrout-august-19th/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:32:33 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7744 Rae-Armantrout

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the cialis 5mg San Diego
Museum of Art on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 at 6:15 PM, with Rae Armantrout.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
“Asian Court” room.

Wesleyan will publish Rae Armantrout’s next collection, Money Shot, in
spring of 2011. Armantrout’s most recent book, Versed (Wesleyan,
2009), received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics
Circle Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next Life
(Wesleyan, 2007), was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007
by The New York Times. Other recent books include Collected Prose
(Singing Horse, 2007), Up to Speed  (Wesleyan, 2004), The Pretext
(Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan
University Press, 2001). Her poems have been included in anthologies
such as American Hybrid (Norton, 2009), Postmodern American Poetry: A
Norton Anthology (1993), American Women Poets in the 21st Century:
Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (Wesleyan, 2002), The Oxford
Book of American Poetry (Oxford, 2006) and The Best American Poetry of
1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.. Armantrout received an award
in poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and a
Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics
at the University of California, San Diego. Writing in Poetry
magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, “I would trade the bulk of
contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry
like Armantrout’s.

Geoffrey Cunningham will be doing a performance/installation in the
lower rotunda all evening, and Joshua White will offer a jazz concert
upstairs at 7pm. We hope that you can join us for Rae Armantrout’s
reading as well as these other events.

San Diego Museum of Art
“Asian Court” Room
Thursday, August 19, 6:15 PM

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=120863121295170
Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA
website:http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please
visit:http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-
series

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Jeanine Webb & Cati Porter Reading + Louis M. Schmidt Exhibition, Sat. Aug. 7th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/07/jeanine-webb-cati-porter-reading-louis-m-schmidt-exhibition-aug-7th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/07/jeanine-webb-cati-porter-reading-louis-m-schmidt-exhibition-aug-7th/#comments Sat, 07 Aug 2010 23:56:01 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7732 9333352674_2d74821b45_z

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this, Saturday, August at 7pm for a reading by
JEANINE WEBB and CATI PORTER. An opening reception for LOUIS M.
SCHMIDT’s “We’re All in This Together for Ourselves,” on display at
the gallery, will follow the reading.

Jeanine Webb’s work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Antioch Review, Louis
Liard Magazine, the San Diego Writers’ 2010 anthology A Year in Ink
and online in the Summer 2010 issues of The Latent Print and WTF PWM.
She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of
California, Davis, where she taught workshops in making poems. Her
manuscript Flash Paper was a finalist for the 2008 Cider Press Review
Book Award. Her work concerns images of apocalypse in relation to late
capitalism, sci-fi, connectivity, surf culture, historical realities
as shaped by technologies, modern mythography, media spin and pop
culture. Jeanine lives in San Diego. Look for the literary magazine
she’ll be editing, Greater Than Or Equal To, which should exist at
http://www.greaterthanzine.com/ sometime late this summer or in early
fall.

CATI PORTER is the author of a collection of poems, Seven Floors Up
(Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as the chapbooks small fruit songs:
prose poems (Pudding House Publications, 2008), (al)most delicious, an
ekphrastic series after Modigliani’s nudes (forthcoming in 2010 from
Dancing Girl Press), and what Desire makes of us, a series written
during NaPoWriMo 2009 (forthcoming from Ahadada books as an e-book
with illustrations by her sister, Amy Joy Payne). She is founder &
editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry . In June 2010 she will
receive her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

LOUIS M SCHMIDT is an artist currently based in San Diego, CA. His
work addresses personal and societal unhappiness, the many failures of
history and myths of progress and upward mobility. Schmidt’s most
recent body of work, “We’re All in This Together For Ourselves,” is an
immersive, mixed-media wall drawing that presents itself as a cyclic
fragment, a frozen section of negative feedback loop that evinces a
dark pool of truths about humans, about Americans, about the now to
which our ideologies have delivered us.

Please share this information with friends and any interested parties.
Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always
welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES
Saturday, August 7, 7pm reading (8pm Art Opening)
AGITPROP Gallery
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market).
San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Agitprop Reading Series and opening of “We’re All in This Together For Ourselves” an installation by Louis M. Schmidt http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/06/agitprop-reading-series-and-opening-of-were-all-in-this-together-for-ourselves-an-installation-by-louis-m-schmidt/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/06/agitprop-reading-series-and-opening-of-were-all-in-this-together-for-ourselves-an-installation-by-louis-m-schmidt/#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:50:28 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=693 tumblr_mps5a1KJi91ryz7loo1_1280

Reading starts at 7pm with the opening of “We’re All in This Together For Ourselves” immediately following the reading.

Louis M Schmidt is an artist currently based in San Diego, CA. His work addresses personal and societal unhappiness, the many failures of history and myths of progress and upward mobility. Schmidt’s most recent body of work, We’re All in This Together For Ourselves (opening to the public on August 7, 2010 at Agitprop) is an immersive, mixed-media wall drawing that presents itself as a cyclic fragment, a frozen section of negative feedback loop that evinces a dark pool of truths about humans, about Americans, about the now to which our ideologies have delivered us.

http://bridgethevoid.blogspot.com

Reading Series:

Jeanine Webb’s work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Antioch Review, Louis Liard Magazine, the San Diego Writers’ 2010 anthology A Year in Ink and online in the Summer 2010 issues of The Latent Print and WTF PWM. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where she taught workshops in making poems. Her manuscript Flash Paper was a finalist for the 2008 Cider Press Review Book Award. Her work concerns images of apocalypse in relation to late capitalism, sci-fi, connectivity, surf culture, historical realities as shaped by technologies, modern mythography, media spin and pop culture. Jeanine lives in San Diego. Look for the literary magazine she’ll be editing, Greater Than Or Equal To, which should exist athttp://www.greaterthanzine.com/ sometime late this summer or in early fall.

Cati Porter is the author of a collection of poems, Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as the chapbooks small fruit songs: prose poems (Pudding House Publications, 2008), (al)most delicious, an ekphrastic series after Modigliani’s nudes (forthcoming in 2010 from Dancing Girl Press), and what Desire makes of us, a series written during NaPoWriMo 2009 (forthcoming from Ahadada books as an e-book with illustrations by her sister, Amy Joy Payne). She is founder & editor ofPoemeleon: A Journal of Poetry . In June 2010 she will receive her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

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SDMA Summer Salon Series & Agitprop: James Meetze, July, 22nd http://agitpropspace.org/2010/07/22/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-james-meetze-july-22nd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/07/22/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-james-meetze-july-22nd/#comments Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:25:25 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7741 178965_489449361089907_675746594_n

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego
Museum of Art this Thursday, July 22,  7pm, with James Meetze.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
room with the “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece”
Exhibition.

James Meetze’s book Dayglo was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of
the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press. He is also the
author of I Have Designed This For You (2007), and editor, with Simon
Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, 2010). The recipient of the 2001 Poet Laureate Award
from the University of California, he has taught poetry and creative
writing at the University of California, San Diego, California State
University, San Marcos, and in the MFA Program at National University.
He lives in San Diego with his soon-to-be wife Lorelei, his son
Brighton, and their cats.

During your visit will be able to explore the works of living artists
and writers, participate in hands-on art making activities, enjoy a
cocktail, and view the Museum’s current exhibitions and collections.
We invite the public to join some of the most exciting artists working
in Southern California and immerse themselves in what’s happening
right now in our local art scene

Artist Presentations will be occurring in the museum before and after
the reading: Known also as the one man band Author and Punisher,
Tristan Shone will haul his drone machines inside the Museum to play
some songs from his latest album and Bombshell! Boom Boom will conduct
both an instrument making workshop and marching band procession for
all.
San Diego Museum of Art
“Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” Exhibition Room
Thursday, July 22, 7PM

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA
website:http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please
visit:http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-
series

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SDMA Summer Salon Series & Agitprop: Wallace & Graham, June 24th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/24/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-wallace-graham-june-24th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/24/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-wallace-graham-june-24th/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:23:02 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7737 970458_10153071462165581_266106120_n

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego
Museum of Art this Thursday, June 24,  7pm, with Mark Wallace & K.
Lorraine Graham

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
room with the “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece”
Exhibition.

Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of
poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the
2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer
Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous
publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It
Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism.
Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking
Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008).
Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot.

K. Lorraine Graham is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of
Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including
Large Waves to Large Obstacles, forthcoming from Take-Home Project.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Traffic, Area Sneaks,
Foursquare and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego with her
partner, Mark Wallace, and Lester Young, a pacific parrotlet.

During your visit will be able to explore the works of living artists
and writers, participate in hands-on art making activities, enjoy a
cocktail, and view the Museum’s current exhibitions and collections.
We invite the public to join some of the most exciting artists working
in Southern California and immerse themselves in what’s happening
right now in our local art scene

Artist Presentations will be occurring in the museum before and after
the reading.

Judith Pedroza will recreate the block where she grew up in Mexico
City in scale model with her work Marina Nacional 80. Visitors will be
invited to help her expand the work throughout the evening by adding
additional buildings and roads.

Michael Trigilio will present one of his video works. Michael is a
founding member of the independent radio project Neighborhood Public
Radio, which was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

San Diego Museum of Art
“Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” Exhibition Room
Thursday, June 24, 7PM

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:
http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please visit:
http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-series

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Agitprop reading Series: O’Connor, Luz & Thomas, Friday, June 4th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/04/agitprop-reading-series-oconnor-luz-thomas-friday-june-4th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/04/agitprop-reading-series-oconnor-luz-thomas-friday-june-4th/#comments Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:39:14 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7727 luz_ryan

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this FRIDAY, JUNE 4 at 7pm for a pastoral
poetry reading featuring  LESTER ROBLES O’CONNOR, RYAN LUZ, and JOSEPH
T. THOMAS.

We are excited to host this reading in conjunction with There Goes the
Neighborhood!–a four day event that not only hopes to shed light on
issues of art and its relationship to a specific community, but to
also re-examine, through artistic interventions, some aspects of the
neighborhood that are sometimes overlooked: www.theregoes.org

LESTER O’CONNOR writes in several genres and makes video work and
street propaganda. He was co-editor of the Pacific Review and reviewed
films for a defunct alt-weekly.

RYAN LUZ’s work is interdisciplinary–combining prose, poetry and
visual element. His poems often focuses on the tiny, quotidian, and
overlooked.

A libertine of unimpeachable taste, JOSEPH T. THOMAS, JR., is an
assistant professor of English at San Diego State University’s
National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. He is the
author of two books, Poetry’s Playground: The Culture of Contemporary
American Children’s Poetry (Wayne State UP, 2007) and Strong Measures
(Make Now Press, 2007). Poetry’s Playground was named a 2009 honor
book by the Children’s Literature Association.

Please share this information with friends and any interested parties.
Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always
welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES
FRIDAY, June 4, 7pm
AGITPROP Gallery
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market)
San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Reading Series Events: Rozalie Hirs & Cooper Baker, Saturday, May 8th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/06/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series-2/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/06/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series-2/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 04:39:13 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=648 rozalie_hirs

Rozalie Hirs and Cooper Baker

We hope you can join us this Saturday, May 8 at 7pm for a reading and performance by Rozalie Hirs, an interdisciplinary writer and musician from the Netherlands, and San Diego sound artist Cooper Baker.

ROZALIE HIRS is a prolific interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates music, text and video. Her work has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Her three books of poetry are Locus (1998), Logos (2002) and Speling (2005, all Querido Publications). She also wrote the libretto for the opera The Cricket Recovers by Richard Ayres. Rozalie Hirs’ recent composition “Roseherte,” (2008) for full orchestra and electro-acoustic sounds was premiered by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and selected for the Toonzetters prize in 2009. Her electro-acoustic composition “Pulsars” (2006, 2007 rev.), commissioned by Café Sonore, VPRO Radio, Netherlands, received the distinction “Recommended work” at the 11th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (IREM) in 2007. A CD, Pulsars, with electroacoustic music and text pieces by Rozalie Hirs will appear in 2010 as a co-production of Attacca records and Muziekcentrum Nederland. You can learn more about Rozalie Hirs’ work online at http://www.rozalie.com/.

COOPER BAKER is a sound artist living in San Diego, California. He regularly plays experimental music at venues along the west coast and his artwork has been exhibited in galleries and publications throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to his own creative output, he provides other artists and companies with custom software and electronics as a creative technical consultant.

Originally from Los Angeles, he recently moved to San Diego to attend the University of California San Diego in pursuit of a computer music Ph.D. where he is studying with Miller Puckette, Tom Erbe, and F. Richard Moore. Prior to enrollment at UCSD he was a music faculty member at California Institute of the Arts where he also received his MFA in experimental composition and finished his BFA in music technology. While at CalArts he refined his artistic practice and began incorporating new and experimental electronic media in his artwork and music production, under the guidance of Morton Subotnick, Mark Trayle, and Barry Schrader.

Please share this information with friends and any interested parties. Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always welcome.

 

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES

Saturday, May 8, 7pm

AGITPROP

2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s

Market)

San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Agitprop Reading Series: UCSD MFA Student Reading, Thurs. March 11th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/11/agitprop-reading-series-ucsd-mfa-student-reading-thurs-march-11th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/11/agitprop-reading-series-ucsd-mfa-student-reading-thurs-march-11th/#comments Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:14:12 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7716 ucsd_030111-thumb-640xauto-2431

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this THURSDAY, MARCH 11 at 7:30 PM for special
event in the Agitprop Reading & Performance Series featuring UCSD MFA
students Zahava Ellis, Ryan Luz, Nikolai Beope, Lester O’Connor, K.
Lorraine Graham, Kaitlin Solimine, John Pluecker, & Courtney Kilian.

ZAHAVA ELLIS has an interdisciplinary background in printmaking,
dance, and cultural anthropology. Before coming to UCSD, she worked at
the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and in the archives of
WNYC radio.

RYAN LUZ is a poet, photographer and musician who also works in film.
He currently lives in San Diego with his ocean, the Pacific.

NIKOLAI BEOPE writes energetic, sometimes surreal, rhythmic
narratives. He is a research assistant for the New Writing Series.

LESTER O’CONNOR writes in several genres and makes video work and
street propaganda. He was co-editor of the Pacific Review and reviewed
films for a defunct alt-weekly.

K. LORRAINE GRAHAM makes poems, stories, choreography, and visual
pieces. She is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009).

KAITLIN SOLIMINE is a writer, musician, and Sinologist. In 2006, she
received a Fulbright creative grant to conduct research in China for
her first novel, The Soap Tree.

JOHN PLUECKER is a writer, interpreter and literary translator. Three
books he translated from the Spanish have been published and three
more are forthcoming, including a novel from Tampico, a collection of
essays from Tijuana and a collection of short stories from El
Salvador.

COURTNEY KILIAN  is a native southern Californian. She has interned
for 1913 a journal of forms, worked with Native American tribal
communities following the southern California fires with NRCS (Natural
Resource Conservation Services, USDA), and lived in Lugano,
Switzerland.
Please share this information with friends and any interested parties.
Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always
welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities afterward!

AGITPROP READING & PERFORMANCE SERIES
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30 PM
AGITPROP Gallery
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market) * San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Reading Series Events & Performance Series: Jane Sprague & Diane Ward, Sat. Feb. 6th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/01/28/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/01/28/agitprop-reading-and-performance-series/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:20:51 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=505 theport

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this Saturday, February 6 at 7:00 pm for the next event in the Agitprop Reading & Performance Series featuring Jane Sprague and Diane Ward.

Jane Sprague is the author of THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES (Chax, 2009), *BELLADONNA ELDERS SERIES NO. 8 (with Tina Darragh and Diane Ward; Belladonna, 2009) and numerous chapbooks including APACHE ROADKILL (Dusie, 2009) and SACKING THE HENWIFE (Dusie, 2008). She teaches at CSULB and for Bard College’s Institute for Language and Thinking. She lives in Long Beach, CA where she edits and publishes Palm Press. Her current projects include editing the collection IMAGINARY SYLLABI, a utopian and practical investigation into various writing pedagogies in higher education as well as researching a project on generational poverty and histories of race and genocide in upstate New York, where she’s from.

Diane Ward was born in 1956 in Washington, DC and currently lives in Santa Monica, California.  She has published ten books of poetry including, most recently, *BELLADONNA ELDERS SERIES NO. 8 (with Tina Darragh and Diane Ward; Belladonna, 2009) NO LIST (NO LIST), Seeing Eye Books, 2008, Flim-Yoked Scrim, Factory School, 2006, among others. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, among them: MOVING BORDERS:  THREE DECADES OF INNOVATIVE WRITING BY WOMEN, edited by Mary Margaret Sloan (New Jersey:  Talisman House, Publishers, 1998) and OUT OF EVERYWHERE:  LINGUISTICALLY INNOVATIVE POETRY BY WOMEN IN NORTH AMERICA & THE UK, edited by Maggie O’Sullivan (London:  Reality Street Editions, 1996). .

Please share this information with friends and any interested parties. Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities afterward!

AGITPROP READING & PERFORMANCE SERIES Saturday, February 6, 7:00pm AGITPROP 2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market) * San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Special Agitprop Event: Andrew Joron, Tuesday Nov. 10th http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/10/special-agitprop-event-andrew-joron-tuesday-nov-10th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/10/special-agitprop-event-andrew-joron-tuesday-nov-10th/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:50:09 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7706 pic-ajoron1

Dear Friends,

We are doubly lucky this November. We are very
pleased to hold a special event and welcome Andrew Joron to Agitprop
on Tuesday, November 10th.

Andrew Joron
Tuesday, Nov 10
7:00pm
Agitprop Gallery
2837 University Ave. (in North Park)
entrance on Utah St.

Andrew Joron is the author of The Sound Mirror (Flood Editions, 2009),
Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), The Removes (Hard Press, 1998),
and Science Fiction (Pantograph Press, 1992). He is also the
translator, from the German, of the Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst
Bloch’s Literary Essays (Stanford University Press, 1998), and of the
surrealist Richard Anders’s aphorisms and prose poems. Andrew Joron
lives in Berkeley, where he works as a freelance bibliographer and
indexer.

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Agitprop Reading Series: Joseph Thomas & Mark Wallace, Nov. 7th http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/07/agitprop-reading-series-joseph-thomas-mark-wallace-nov-7th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/07/agitprop-reading-series-joseph-thomas-mark-wallace-nov-7th/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:36:36 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7703 poetrys-playground-culture-contemporary-american-childrens-poetry-joseph-t-thomas-paperback-cover-art

Dear Friends,

We hope you will join us this Saturday, November 7th at 7:00pm for the next event in the Agitprop Reading Series featuring Joseph Thomas and Mark Wallace. Additionally, we are pleased to hold a special event and welcome Andrew Joron to Agitprop on Tuesday, November 10that 7:00pm.

A libertine of unimpeachable taste, Joseph T. Thomas, Jr. is an
assistant professor of English at San Diego State University’s
National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. He is the
author of two books, Poetry’s Playground: The Culture of Contemporary
American Children’s Poetry (Wayne State UP, 2007) and Strong Measures
(Make Now Press, 2007). Poetry’s Playground was named a 2009 honor
book by the Children’s Literature Association.

Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of
poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the
2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer
Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous
publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It
Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism.
Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking
Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008).
Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot.
He teaches at California State University San Marcos.
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We hope to see you there and for festivities afterward!

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES
Saturday, November 7, 7:00pm
AGITPROP Gallery
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market) * San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

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Agitprop Reading Series: Frank Montesonti & Jeannine Hall Gailey, Oct. 3rd http://agitpropspace.org/2009/10/03/agitprop-reading-series-frank-montesonti-jeannine-hall-gailey-oct-3rd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/10/03/agitprop-reading-series-frank-montesonti-jeannine-hall-gailey-oct-3rd/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2009 19:20:26 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7700 argot-ochre-holiday-party-marine-contemporary-poetry-reading-frank

Dear Friends,

We’re pleased to announce the first reading of the season and hope to
see you all there!

Poets Frank Montesonti & Jeannine Hall Gailey will read from their
work on, Saturday October 3 @ 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. As always, there will be a
reception following the reading. Donations to the gallery are greatly appreciated.

Frank Montesonti teaches creative writing at National University.  His
poems have appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, AQR,
Cream City Review, Poet Lore, Lit, among many others. His chapbook, A
Civic Pageant, won the 2007 Black River Chapbook contest.

Jeannine Hall Gailey’s first book of poetry, Becoming the Villainess,
was published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book were featured on
NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily; two were included in
2007’s The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a 2007
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize for Poetry and a 2007 Washington State
Artist Trust GAP grant. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review,
The Columbia Poetry Review, and Ninth Letter. She volunteers as an
editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at
the MFA program at National University.

Agitprop Gallery in North Park: 2837 University Ave
(entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market), San Diego, California,
92104,
619.384.7989.

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Reading Series Events: Brian Kim Stefans & Geoffrey Dyer‏, Saturday May 2nd http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/26/agitprop-reading-52-brian-kim-stefans-geoffrey-dyer%e2%80%8f/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/26/agitprop-reading-52-brian-kim-stefans-geoffrey-dyer%e2%80%8f/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:26:53 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=261 brianstefans1

Please join us for a monthly lit reading in the company of art @ Agitprop in North Park, co-sponsored by the gallery and local small presses 1913, Kuhl House, and Tougher Disguises.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception after the reading. Donations to the gallery are greatly appreciated.

Poets Brian Kim Stefans & Geoffrey Dyer will read from their work on Saturday May 2 @ 7pm

Brian Kim Stefans’ recent books include “Kluge” (Roof Books, 2007), “What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers” (Factory School, 2006) and “Before Starting Over: Selected Essays and Interviews” (Salt Publishing, 2006). Recent digital projects include the interactive Kluge (http://www.arras.net/kluge/) and a series of digital projections called “Scriptor” that are intended for gallery and environmental settings, one of which appeared in the show “Contranym” in New York City’s ABC Gallery in September, 2008. He is presently Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities at UCLA, edits the online mag arras.net and writes the Free Space Comix blog; he lives in Los Angeles half a block away from Scarlett Johansson (’s face on a billboard).

Geoffrey Dyer’s first book of poems, “The Dirty Halo of Everything,” was published by Krupskaya Press in 2003. Of Dyer’s work, John Yau writes, “Welcome to the ‘valley of the near yonder hell, an Out West sort of place,” where you will find “Golgotha embellished in cement” and the “mascara of Andromeda.” While you are here, “pay attention to the words collaborating inside [y]our skull.” Geoffrey Dyer certainly does. So much so I swear that Apollinaire, William Eggleston, and Harry Dean Stanton have been slipping Dyer some potent Kickapoo Joy Juice. …This is America. And, like Eggleston and Stanton, Dyer is a damned wonderful guide.” An original member of the New Brutalist poetry collective and a graduate of Mills College’s MFA Program, Dyer lives and blogs in the Bay Area.

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Agitprop Reading Series: Steve Willard & Allison Carter, Saturday, April 4th http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/30/agitprop-reading-series/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/30/agitprop-reading-series/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:42:15 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=147 $T2eC16NHJHQFFh3wTjZtBRY57GrLTw~~_35

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this Saturday, April 4 for the next reading in
our regular space at Agitprop (2837 University Ave in North
Park, entrance on Utah, a few blocks west of 30th Street), featuring
Steve Willard and Allison Carter. We often serve wine and snacks, and
donations to the gallery are always appreciated.

Steve Willard, b. 1970.  Book: Harm. (UC Press 2007.)  Ph.D. studies
at UC San Diego in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices: writing
about sound poetry, prosody, and pop.  Performs and is rap consultant
with avant-country band Go Duo; currently recording a CD of text +
music with bassist Jeff Denson.

Allison Carter currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a
freelance web designer and teaches a writing workshop in hybrid forms
at CalArts. She is the author of a book, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement
(Les Figues Press) and a chapbook Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less
Press). Her work has otherwise been published in Joyland, P-Queue,
5_Trope, Fence, 3rd Bed, and other journals.  Allison co-edits The
Particle Series (P S Books) with Joe Potts.

We hope to see you there and for all festivities afterward!

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES
Saturday, April 4
7:00pm
AGITPROP space
2837 University Ave in North Park. Entrance on Utah.

Curated by James Meetze and K. Lorraine Graham

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Agitprop Reading Series: Amina Cain & Saehee Cho, Sat. March, 7th http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/07/agitprop-reading-series-amina-cain-saehee-cho-sat-march-7th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/07/agitprop-reading-series-amina-cain-saehee-cho-sat-march-7th/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2009 19:11:01 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7695 Cain1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us this Saturday, February 7 for the next reading
in our regular space at Agitprop Gallery (2837 University Ave in North
Park, entrance on Utah, a few blocks west of 30th Street), featuring
Amina Cain and Saehee Cho. We often serve wine and snacks, and
donations to the gallery are always appreciated.

Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press,
2009).  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such
as 3rd Bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, Emohippus Greeting
Card #2, The Encyclopedia Poject,La Petite Zine, Sidebrow, and
Wreckage of Reason, and has been translated into Polish on
MINIMALBOOKS.  Recordings of her stories exist as part of the
exhibition “A Diamond in the Mud” at Literaturhaus Basel, and the
Moles Not Molar “Transmissions: Signal to Noise Ratio” radio show.
Recently she co-curated When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as
Innovation), a month long festival of writing, performance, and
video.  She lives in Los Angeles.

Saehee Cho is an MFA candidate at Calarts whose fiction has been
featured in Shrapnel and Ex Nihilo.  She holds a BA in Literature/
Creative Writing from UCSD and currently resides in Los Angeles.

We hope to see you there and for all festivities afterward!

AGITPROP POETRY SERIES
Saturday, March 7
7:00pm
AGITPROP Gallery
2837 University Ave in North Park. Entrance on Utah.

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