Come celebrate Rodney Koeneke's new book, "Body & Glass," just out from Wave Books! And come celebrate the amazing work of Alli Warren and Jamal Batts! And everything else that feels relevant to celebrate!
Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Body & Glass (Wave Books, 2018), Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). An early member of the Flarf collective, he was active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he teaches in the History Department at Portland State University.
Alli Warren is the author of two full-length collections: I Love It Though (Nightboat Books, 2017) and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Books, 2013). Alli's numerous chapbooks include Little Hill, Moveable C, Don't Go Home With Your Heart On, Grindin, and Cousins. She has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.
Jamal Batts Jamal Batts is a writer and student of Black Studies at UC Berkeley. His works explores blackness, queerness, visual culture and the intricacies of sexual risk. Jamal is a member of the Bay Area-based film screening and curatorial collective The Black Aesthetic.