Akilah Oliver + Stacy Szymaszek: Tuesday, December 18
doors (+ snacks + drinks + hangouts) at 7 / reading at 7:30
Akilah Oliver's chapbooks include a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), The Putterer's Notebook (Belladonna, 2006), and An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (Farfalla Press, 2004). She is the author of the she said dialogues: flesh memory (Smokeproof/Erudite Fangs, 1999), a book of experimental prose poetry. Currently on faculty at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, she has also taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and she is currently the Monday Readings Coordinator for the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. She lives in Brooklyn.
Some online Akilah Oliver: http://chax.org/eoagh/issue3/issuethree/oliver.html
Stacy Szymaszek was born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1969. She is currently the Artistic Director at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Her chapbooks include Mutual Aid (gong, 2004), Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005) and There Were Hostilities (release, 2005). She is the author of Emptied of All Ships and the forthcoming Hyperglossia (both with Litmus Press). She is the editor of Gam, is a contributing editor for Fascicle, coeditor of Instance Press, and was one of the editors of the "Queering Language" issue of EOAGH. A new work, Stacy S: Autoportraits, featuring her self-portraits with accompanying texts by Trane Devore, Renee Gladman, Lisa Jarnot, Kevin Killian, Anne Tardos, Tim Peterson, or Trace, Elizabeth Robinson, and David Gatten, will be out soon on OMG Press.
Some online Stacy Szymaszek: http://www.mipoesias.com/Poetry/szymaszek_stacey.html