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AGITPROPlester robles o’connor | 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 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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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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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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