Head up to the Seattle favorite, MOE Bar, for Happy Hour specials including $2 tacos and $2 Tecate, plus short readings from Daniel Borzutzky + Valerie Mejer + Kristin Dykstra (bilingual mash-up), Jackie Clark, Joel Craig, Andy Fitch+ Amaranth Borsuk, Carol Guess, and Broc Rossell.
MOE BAR, 1425 10th Ave, Seattle (https://www.facebook.com/MoeBarSeattle)
From the conference center, take Pike St. to 10th— 15 min (or less) walk / 10 min bus / 4 min cab.
Presented by Brooklyn Arts Press, Green Lantern Press, and MAKE.
Amaranth Borsuk is the author of the chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010); Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Book Prize; and, together with programmer Brad Bouse, of Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012), a book of augmented-reality poems.
Daniel Borzutzky’s books include The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007); and Arbitrary Tales (Ravenna Press, 2005). His poetry translations include include Raúl Zurita’s Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010); and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008). He lives and writes in Chicago.
Jackie Clark is author of Aphoria (Brooklyn Arts Press). She is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine and is the recipient of a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her latest chapbook, Sympathetic Nervous System, is forthcoming from Bloof Books. More can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.
Joel Craig is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012). He curates the Danny’s Reading Series and edits poetry for MAKE.
Kristin Dykstra holds a 2012 Literary Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. The Counterpunch (And Other Horizontal Poems), her translation of a book by Juan Carlos Flores, is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press. Dykstra co-edits Mandorla with Gabriel Bernal Granados and Roberto Tejada.
Andy Fitch’s books include Not Smart. But Intelligent: Rethinking Joe Brainard (Dalkey Archive Press) and, with Jon Cotner, Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse). Fitch teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program, and is an interviews editor for The Volta.
Carol Guess is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, including Darling Endangered and Doll Studies: Forensics. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, and keeps a blog here:www.carolguess.blogspot.com.
Valerie Mejer, born in Mexico City, is a poet and painter. For her book De Elefante a Elefante, she was awarded the Gerardo Diego International Award for Literary Research by the Spanish Government. She is the author of six books of poetry and five translations. Forthcoming works include an anthology of her poems, Rain of the Future (Action Books, 2013) and a long poem, This Blue Novel (2014).
Broc Rossell is a poet from California and the author of the chapbook Unpublished Poems (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). Poems and prose appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Harvard Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Laurel Review, Volt, and elsewhere, and he teaches creative writing, literature, and interdisciplinary courses in the English and Humanities departments at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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