Sunday afternoons are literally the best. And this one is going to be the best of the best. Joseph Bradshaw is visiting us from out of town and will be joined by the ever-amazing Laura Moriarty and Kevin Killian. This is poetry staple food. Bring your brunch coffees and come on down!
Joseph Bradshaw is a poet, essayist, archivist, and teacher. Books: The New York School (Publication Studio), In the Common Dream of George Oppen (Shearsman Books). He has taught at Portland State University, the School of Visual Arts, Tulane University, among others. Currently: Bard Early College in New Orleans.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, poet and novelist Laura Moriarty is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Rondeaux (1990), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975–2007 (2007), A Tonalist (2010), and Who That Divines (2014). She is also the author of the short novel Cunning (2000) and the science fiction novel Ultravioleta (2006). Moriarty has served as archive director for the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University and as deputy director of Small Press Distribution. She has taught at Naropa University, the Otis Art Institute, and Mills College. Her honors include a Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Award, and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in northern California.
Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written four books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), Action Kylie(2008), Tweaky Village (2014), and Tony Greene Era (2017); three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997) and Spreadeagle(2012); a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989); and three books of stories—Little Men (1996, winner of the PEN Oakland award for fiction), I Cry Like a Baby (2001), and Impossible Princess (2009). Kevin has written often on the U.S. poet Jack Spicer, and the edition of Spicer's poetry My Vocabulary Did This to Me, that he edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award in 2008. Kevin has also written on the local San Francisco art scene for (among others) the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bookforum, Artforum, Artweek, and Art In America. In 2010 Kevin and David Brazil edited the anthology The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985, which has become the standard work on the subject. For the San Francisco Poet's Theater Kevin has written nearly forty plays. He continues to work in many genres. Three voumes of his famous Selected Amazon Reviews have been published, and also Tagged: Variations on a Theme(2013), nude photographs of contemporary poets, musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives of many stripes.