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AGITPROPpoetry | 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 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 Poetry books: Sakura (2008), La droga (2010) and Sombra (Unpublished).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.

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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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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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: 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

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11/12/11 “PACHANGA ORBITAL” on Sat. @ Mercado de Artesanias de la La Linea http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/07/111211-%e2%80%9cpachanga-orbital%e2%80%9d-on-sat-mercado-de-artesanias-de-la-la-linea/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/07/111211-%e2%80%9cpachanga-orbital%e2%80%9d-on-sat-mercado-de-artesanias-de-la-la-linea/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 07:50:45 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4542

Hello friends,

The SATELLITE Project will be culminating in “PACHANGA ORBITAL” on Saturday November 12, and we would like you to come celebrate with us at the border!!! All of the work produced by participating artists–Constanza Camelo, Adaptive Actions, Cognate Collective and En Masse–will be on view between 1pm and 7pm.  Elizabeth Chaney will be leading a kite-building workshop using recycled plastic bags that will result in an intervention with children, and there will also be poetry reading by Tijuana’s Collectivo Intrasigente, and a musical intervention spun live by DJ Ganas (aka Gary Garay). As always, there will be plenty of Mexican food to feast on and refreshments to imbibe.  All of this is happening at the Mercado de Artesanias de la La Linea, located in the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico (Directions included below).

For more information about the event and the artists participating, please visit:


Misael & Amy

cognate collective





If you are Walking across (our suggestion):

Take the 5 South, and exit on “Camino de la Plaza” (last U.S. Exit) and park in one of the lots in San Ysidro near the border. The closest ones are right off the exit “Camino de la Plaza”, one to the right of the intersection (which is $7) and one that is closer that you can reach by going straight past “Camino de la Plaza” on “Camiones Way”. You will walk down “Camiones Way” until you get to the entrance of Mexico, where you will walk past a set of revolving metal doors/turnstiles to enter Tijuana. You will keep walking straight, passing a small checkpoint for people with baggages, and you will KEEP STRAIGHT when you come upon a fork in the paths to get to the streets. You will see that there is a path that diverts you, to your right, leading to a corridor that exits onto the street near a McDonalds. DO NOT TAKE THIS PATH, KEEP STRAIGHT. You will pass another set of revolving doors, and to your left you’ll see a building with a silver-shell-like roof. Pass that building, ritght before getting to the TAXIS (immediately behind the public phones), you will find a pedestrian bridge that will  lead you over the street and cars coming into Mexico, and also over the cars waiting to cross into the US. That bridge will connect you to the market, which is the set of small red shops with billboards on the roof beside the lanes of cars waiting to cross into the US. To get to the market, you will take the path from the bridge that descends past the small fenced off park. You made it!

If you are Driving across (we only suggest this if you are familiar with the city):

Take the 5 South, and exit into Mexico. After you pass under the first bridge move to the right most lane. As you are passing under the 2nd bridge, there will be a street on your immedate right that you will need to take (DO NOT FOLLOW THE LANES THAT TAKE YOU UP THE RAMP). You will then come upon a triple fork in the road, you will have to take the middle lane, so NOT the one to your far left (to the left of the concrete division), and NOT the one that will take you to the street to the right. If you take the middle lane you will pass under a bridge and see a large (strange) mural with icons of the city, and come to a stop sign. Continue straight until the following intersection (at the corner of the Pueblo Amigo Hotel), where you will have to turn left. On this street you will pass a parking lot to your right and a Salon de Fiestas will be on your left. You can park in this lot, but it is a farther walk to the market. So if you want to park closer, continue onto the following intersection, a very large one. You will be able to turn left into one of three lanes: you will want to turn into the one farthest from you, the one closest to the parking lot on the corner (DO NOT TAKE THE MIDDLE LANE–THAT IS THE LINE TO CROSS BACK INTO THE U.S.). The entrance to the lot is off the street to your right (It is $2 for up to 5 hours, and $3 for the entire day). From here, you will walk across the street, and be able to see the lines of cars waiting to cross. Follow the cars north towards the US exit and you will see the market to your left, across the traffic. To get there, you will have to take the pedestrian bridge tha goes over the cars, or you can weave through the cars. You made it!


If you have any questions, ask Misael at mgd001@ucsd.edu, he will draw you a map.


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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.

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

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10/13-15/11 Tomorrowland Forever @ UCSD http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/12/1013-1511-tomorrowland-forever-ucsd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/12/1013-1511-tomorrowland-forever-ucsd/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:42:35 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4345 October 13-15, 2011

Tomorrowland Forever

These three events will be free and open to the public.

Featured Events to be held in the UC San Diego Literature Building, Rooms 155 and 138

&NOW is a biennial traveling festival/conference that celebrates writing as a contemporary art form: literary art as it is practiced today by authors who consciously treat their work as a process that is aware of its own literary and extra-literary history, that is as much about its form and materials, language, communities, and practice as it is about its subject matter.

&NOW brings together a wide range of writers who are interested in exploring the possibilities of form and the limits of language and other literary modes and who are interested in literature that emphasizes text as a medium, that investigates the essential emptiness of language, and that articulates an assumption that literary form both reflects and emerges from its location in time, forming multiple associations within competing matrices of power and value.

The &NOW Festival of New Writing remains invested in the idea that aesthetics are political, cultural, and interpersonal, articulating convictions about how the world works, including the literary world. Unlike much literature sold for mass appeal, this is a type of literature that by its nature tends to keep generic and even disciplinary definitions unresolved.

Sometimes called experimental, conceptual, avant-garde, freaky, hybrid, surfiction, inaccessible, radical, slip-stream, neo-baroque, hyperfeminine, afro-futurist, postmodern, self-conscious, paradiscursive, gimmicky, and most especially at this moment in history “innovative,” literary art is writing (most often made of words), whose aesthetic often shares an ethos with contemporary concerns and modes of both resistance and exhaustion. This is a literature that often takes its own medium as part of its subject matter and sometimes works against the dominant/dominating assumptions about what literature is and does by employing a variety of linguistic games, slippages, puzzles, parodies, annihilations, needs, historical disjunctions, discursive juxtapositions, visuals, appropriations, spatial play, extra-diagetic codes, and other rhetorical strategies and constraints. Literary art may draw attention to modes of performance, distribution, and reception—from the visual coding of the book and page—to other aspects of literary staging, including the author’s identity matrices, as this influences how (and if) a text is perceived and received. Contemporary literary art is as invested in its own medium, materials, practices, and engagement with others as it is engaged with the rest of the world.

By bringing together all kinds of writers who are interested in literature as a contemporary art form, &NOW fosters friendships, love affairs, arguments, new writing projects, collaborations, fabulousness, (sometimes all of these at once), the polar opposite of these previous terms, and of course, the means of its own undoing.

Oct. 13 “The Future’s History”
Our Lady J and her Gospel for the Godless
Carole Maso (keynote)
Presented by Connie Samaras

Oct. 14 “Matters of Mind”
Rae Armantrout
V.S. Ramachandran
Bhanu Kapil
Vanessa Place
Presented by Miranda Mellis

Oct. 15 “Always Almost Always-Already”
Steve Tomasula
Black Took Collective
Cathy Gere
Presented by Ricardo Dominguez


Send questions, comments, or concerns to: andnow2011 [at] gmail [dot] com


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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

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Poem for Dita http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/17/poem-for-dita/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/17/poem-for-dita/#comments Sun, 18 Sep 2011 00:44:40 +0000 Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4062

On September 10, 2011 Dita von Teese performed her burlesque show at MCASD’s Monte Carlo fundraising event.


Dita’s in the art (museum)
Doing illicit things America
Divine intervening trance-angel
Dancing imploring titillating attracting
Devotion – is this Art?
Devolution? Innovation? Transcendence? Adult
Disneyland? Intelligentsia take aim!

Diotema in the alley
Daring imitation that’s assumed
Distraction in the attic
Denoting ill treatment always
Despite impulse to arouse
Dangerous instincts to alms
Dementia increasingly touches Artaud

Decoding information TN A
Dollars inscribe, thumbtacks approach
Dance improves terrific abs
Deleted instantly time accelerates
Dionysus – is that art?
Dominatrix inside Tolstoy’s angel
Danger is terribly appealing

Dharma is true activity
Damaged id thinking aloud
Does inspire tragic answers
Declaring insanity, trashing allegory
Drinking in tomorrow’s art angel
Drinking in teats of absinthe
Drowning in tumescent anatomy
of Dita

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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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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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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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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.

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

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