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Poets Jared Stanley, Paul Ebenkamp, and Lauren Levin

What a reading! What a lineup! See you soon!

Jared Stanley is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently EARS. He has also authored numerous artists books, chapbooks, and ephemera, including Ignore the Cries of Empty Stones and Your Flesh Will Break Out in Scavengers and Shall. Stanley frequently collaborates with visual artists, most recently on a speculative artist’s museum Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere, with the Toronto-based artist Sameer Farooq, which was the inaugural exhibition at the Lilley Museum of Art in Reno in January 2019. He lives in Reno, Nevada.

Paul Ebenkamp is author of Parallel Realism (Despite Editions, 2017) and The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015); editor of Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (Counterpoint, 2015); editor with Andrew Kenower of Despite Editions, a small press; curator with Andrew Kenower of the Woolsey Heights reading series; editor with Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta of the pdf journal Bleed it Back; releases music as Position (; lives in Berkeley, CA.

Lauren Levin is a poet and mixed-genre writer, author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016) and Justice Piece // Transmission (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018). With Emji Spero, they were developmental editor for We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin and Zachary Ozma (Nightboat, 2019), and with Eric Sneathen, they are editing Camille Roy's selected prose. Their gender identity is some mix of belated queer, Jewish great-aunt, and aspirational Frank O'Hara. They are still figuring it out. They live in Richmond, CA, are from New Orleans, LA, and are committed to queer art, intersectional feminism, being a parent, and anxiety.

Earlier Event: June 30
Any Book of the Month Club
Later Event: July 9
Oakland Summer School Study Group