We are so thrilled to welcome into the world, these three amazing residents! They are, respectively, Paolo Yumol, Emji Spero, and Ivy Johnson. For the next two months or so, they'll be running the shop one day a week each, while working on their own writing or art or performance projects. they'll also be posting updates on what they're up to, and inviting people to participate in what they're doing. Each of their residencies will culminate in a Wolfman-made chapbook or other artist object, and available in the store and here, on the internet.
Paolo Yumol is a bay area native, a former editor of The Best American Non-Required Reading, who is currently enrolled at Oberlin College. His writing can be found at: http://lotuspaolo.tumblr.com/
emji spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, book art, installation and performance. Their writing has been featured in Tripwire, Dusie, Jupiter88, Wheelhouse Magazine, The Vulgate and calmaplombprombombbalm.com. Their new book,almost any shit will do, published by Timeless, Infinite Light, uses found language, word-replacement and erasure to strange the familiar and and map the boundaries of collective engagement. Emji's work can be found here: https://emjispero.wordpress.com/
Ivy Johnson is a poet and educator in Oakland. She is a founding member of The Third Thing, an Oakland based feminist performance art group. Her chapbook, Walt Disney’s Light Show Extravaganza, was published by Boog City in 2011. Her book As They Fall, a collection of notecards for aelatoric ritual, was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Born Again. You can find more of her work at her blog: http://ivyjohnson.tumblr.com