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Thursday, September 26
 

9:00am

Music/Noise/Sound
Schneiderman/Meyer “The Last Days of Radio” is a sampled audiocollage project exploring era-specific sounds ranging from the crash of the Hindenburg through the present. Works include everything WWII-era Tokyo Rose remixes through “Foreigner’s ‘Hot Blooded’ played-simultaneously-yet-out-of-sync on three different FM stations.” The project explores electronic composition practices in a noise-saturated signal culture. 

Henderson: "White Space as Silence, White Noise as Music" explores literary appropriations of music and silence. Taking as its starting point On Marvellous Things Heard (a collection by Gretchen Henderson of 178 microessays, using a template by Artistotle), this presentation focuses on a collaboration between Henderson and the book artist, Ellen Sheffield. Putting text through the sieve of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes, the collaboration becomes a performance-as-artist's book entitled Sixteen Songs from Marvellous Things.

Gillespie: Layering texts with music and sound (my electronic setting of Joshua Corey's Fourier Series), using background music for electronically presented works (Morpheus 11 and Klang Association), and/or using found audio as an input into written text (Election Day/Keyhole Factory). 

Kirkpatrick: "Some Kirkpatricks" combines a prerecorded soundtrack of spoken text and sampled music with still photography to accompany a live reading of the short story of the same name, a collage text exploring the fictional lives of several dead Kirkpatricks.

Moderators
avatar for Davis Schneiderman

Davis Schneiderman

Associate Dean of the Faculty / Director, &NOW Books, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia writer and scholar whose works include the novel Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern); the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] (Fall 2013), with images from... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen E. Henderson

Gretchen E. Henderson

Gretchen E. Henderson writes across genres and the arts. She is the author of two novels, The House Enters the Street (Starcherone Books, 2012, shortlisted for the AWP Award Series in the Novel) and Galerie de Difformité (&NOW Books, 2011, winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Kirkpatrick

Matthew Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor, North Central College
Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of Light Without Heat (FC2) and The Exiles (Ricochet Editions).
avatar for Donald Meyer

Donald Meyer

Professor of Music, Lake Forest College
Film Music
avatar for Davis Schneiderman

Davis Schneiderman

Associate Dean of the Faculty / Director, &NOW Books, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia writer and scholar whose works include the novel Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern); the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] (Fall 2013), with images from... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

9:00am

"Mother, all I did was want to kill, but just look what I broke": Fierce, Feral and Feminine Writing
Feminine fierceness is the focus of this criti-creative, cross-genre panel, which will touch on a multitude of encounters—with wildness and wilderness, the idea of feralness, resistance/challenges to traditional gender roles, and also the idea of channeling fierceness and strong female voices. We draw inspiration from a vast catalog of movements and writers: l’ecriture feminine, second-wave feminism, riot grrrl and zines, including small feminist chapbook presses like Dusie and Guillotine, websites like Delirious Hem and Girl Gang Illuminati, new narrative, ecopoetics, the gurelesque. And of course we’d be remiss to not mention Dodie Bellamy’s touchstone, The Barf Manifesto, and the trails of reflexive vomitous feminine writing this has inspired. We also want to investigate the idea of kindness/gentility and how this is often misconstrued as weakness, are there ways for fierceness and gentility to coexist? We would like to expose strong female voices and the difficulties they sometime face in terms of critical reception.

Speakers
avatar for Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

California College of the Arts
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is Cunt Norton, from Les Figues Press. Her chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002... Read More →
avatar for Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski

Assistant Professor, The University of Kansas
Megan Kaminski is the author of one book of poetry, Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), and six chapbooks of poetry, including This Place (Dusie, 2013) and Gemology (LRL Textile Series, 2012). Her writing has recently appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Puerto... Read More →
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Lee Ann Roripaugh

University of South Dakota
Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of three volumes of poetry: On the Cusp of a DangerousYear, Year of the Snake (2004 Association of Asian American Studies Book Award winner), and Beyond Heart Mountain (1998 National Poetry Series selection). Roripaugh is a Professor of English at The... Read More →
avatar for Anne Yoder

Anne Yoder

Anne K. Yoder is a staff writer for The Millions and a member of Meekling Press. Her writing has appeared in Fence, Bomb, and Music and Literature, among other publications, and an excerpt from her novel is forthcoming in MAKE.


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

Subito Press: New Voices
Subito Press is a non-profit publisher based in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A number of our authors will participate in a reading focused on exploring experimental and contemporary literary voices. Subito Press works to support established authors and previously unpublished writers whose work embodies the new. With a particular focus on hybrid styles and work that challenges conventional literary modes, this reading will give participants a chance to hear new voices in the printed word straight from the author’s themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Noah Eli Gordon

Noah Eli Gordon

ousted dictator, Letter Machine Editions, The Volta, Subito Press, CU-Boulder MFA
Noah Eli Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado–Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. | | Gordon is the author of eight books... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Doller

Sandra Doller

Associate Professor, California State University-San Marcos, founder & editrice de 1913 Press, 1913 Press
Sandra Doller is a maker of books, chapbooks, performances, translations, and collaborations. Her new work, Leave Your Body Behind, is due out from Les Figues Press in May 2015. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in California, at the bot... Read More →
avatar for Noah Eli Gordon

Noah Eli Gordon

ousted dictator, Letter Machine Editions, The Volta, Subito Press, CU-Boulder MFA
Noah Eli Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado–Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. | | Gordon is the author of eight books... Read More →
avatar for Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois is the author of eight previous books, the most recent of which is "This House That" (Brighthorse Books, 2017). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over one hundred journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York... Read More →
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Stan Mir

Assistant Professor, Temple University
Stan Mir is the author of Song & Glass (Subito, 2010) and The Lacustrine Suite (Pavement Saw, 2011). His poetry and reviews have also appeared, or are forthcoming, in Denver Quarterly, Fact-Simile, Jacket2, and Zoland. With Ryan Eckes, he runs Chapter & Verse, a monthly reading series... Read More →
avatar for Ted Pelton

Ted Pelton

Starcherone Books, Inc.
Ted Pelton is founder and publisher of Starcherone Books, and the author of 4 published books, most recently Bartleby, the Sportscaster (Subito Press, 2010). A new book, in manuscript, The Trickster Woodchuck, has been a 2013 finalist for the FC2/Catherine Doctorow Prize and the Leapfrog... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

What the Dark Cave Took: MotherFellowships of the Black Avant-Garde
Spurred by simultaneous contending forces of aesthetic urgency, spiritual communion, sexual difference, intellectual attraction, and against racial isolation and cultural gatekeeping, Black literary collectives and fellowships occur as divergences from established routes of lineage and tradition. From within these collective-fellowships, some writers and artists move further ‘out’ as experimenters, innovators, avant-garde visionaries, and gather again in new spaces, all the while maintaining a complex network of relationships to larger matrices of Eurocentric and African diasporic cultural production. What the Dark Cave Took: MotherFellowships of the Black AvantGarde, assembles Tisa Bryant, Lillian Bertram, Douglas Kearney, John Keene, Ruth Ellen Kocher and Ronaldo Wilson, members of The Dark Room Collective, Cave Canem and Black Took respectively, into a multi-genre, hybrid capsule of presentations, performances and readings that orbits multiple lines of inquiry and modes of discovery—bridges and exile, embodiment and ghosts, fugitive presence, visible privacy, outposts and compounds, reach and risk, sonic, spiritual, conscious play and provocation, discrepant and engaged—all focused on each participant’s particularcosmologies and adventures ‘out’ as writers, poets, scholars and makers, as well as the complicated desire to join or connect with other artistic travelers of the African Diaspora. Who do we mean when we gather? Where do we be when we don’t? How the great (w)holes matter? What the dark cave took?

Moderators
avatar for Tisa Bryant

Tisa Bryant

Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Co-Director, Equity & Diversity, California Institute of the Arts
Tisa Bryant makes work that often traverses the boundaries of genre, culture and history, with an enduring fascination with fusing critical and creative writing through the other arts into distinctive registers and new forms. She is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tisa Bryant

Tisa Bryant

Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Co-Director, Equity & Diversity, California Institute of the Arts
Tisa Bryant makes work that often traverses the boundaries of genre, culture and history, with an enduring fascination with fusing critical and creative writing through the other arts into distinctive registers and new forms. She is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney

Faculty, MFA Creative Writing Program, CalArts
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. His second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was a National Poetry Series selection. He has received residencies/fellowships... Read More →
avatar for John Keene

John Keene

Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Newark
John Keene is the author of the poetic novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); of the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press), with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and of the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015) . He also is the translator of Brazilian... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Ellen Kocher

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Creative Writing, University of Colorado
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of the Ending in Planes (Noemi, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press 2012), and also One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering, Winner of the... Read More →
avatar for Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo Wilson is the author of the collections Poems of the Black Object (2009), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award, and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (2008). His poetry has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and he has... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
British Studies Norlin Library

9:00am

Registration

Regsitration and Coffee


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
Aspen Room UMC University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

COLLAGE AESTHETICS
This panel will explore the possibilities and assumptions inherent in the collage form. 




Speakers
avatar for Matthew Kirkpatrick

Matthew Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor, North Central College
Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of Light Without Heat (FC2) and The Exiles (Ricochet Editions).
avatar for Michael Mejia

Michael Mejia

Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Michael Mejia is the author of the novel, Forgetfulness, and his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He has received a Literature Fellowship in Prose from the NEA and a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. He is co-founding editor of Ninebark Press and he teaches... Read More →
avatar for Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen

Professor & Author, University of Utah
Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017). A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

11:00am

Writing Through: The Mother-Daughter Relation
According to some critics, including Irigaray and Cixous, the least represented relationship in Western culture is the bond between mother and daughter. Time and again across the ages, in philosophy, literature, and popular culture, elaborations of the relations between father and son, mother and son, and even fathers and daughters are common. But when mothers are present to daughters, it is usually as an obstacle, or even a life-threatening foe; just think of Cinderella and Snow White. Is this because women have been largely absent from the development of our symbolic culture? Does the relatively recent entry of women into active participation in networks of public discourse bring new perspectives to bear on the topic? This panel will explore how mother-daughter relations are presented in recent innovative literature, such as Toni Morrison’s “Beloved,” Janice Lee’s “Daughter,” and Sidebrow’s curated section on Mothers, as well as looking at how the absence of mothers in now portrayed. Participants will especially discuss the evolution in their own ability to talk about or even have a “mother” in a piece of writing talk, and the syntax of absence as a mode for addressing the mother-daughter relationship.

Moderators
avatar for Christine Wertheim

Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

California College of the Arts
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is Cunt Norton, from Les Figues Press. Her chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth J. Colen has lived in three dozen different houses in seven different states. She earned a BA from Georgia State University, a MA in Fiction from Western Washington University, and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Washington, where she was the recipient of the Nelson... Read More →
avatar for Janice Lee

Janice Lee

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

Dorothy: A Publishing Project
Dorothy, a publishing project was created in 2010 in response to a perceived shortage of publishing alternatives for women writers of innovative fiction. Now entering its fourth year, the project publishes two books every fall, mostly but not solely by women authors, and seeks to feature together books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions. This panel will bring together three authors published by Dorothy--Amina Cain, Suzanne Scanlon, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi--to read from their work and to talk about the particular issues they find most pressing as (woman) writers of innovative fiction. The conversation will be introduced and moderated by Dorothy’s editor, Danielle Dutton.

Moderators
DD

Danielle Dutton

Danielle Dutton is the author of Attempts at a Life and SPRAWL, and the editor of Dorothy, a publishing project. She's on faculty in the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Speakers
avatar for Amina Cain

Amina Cain

Amina Cain is the author of Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Writing has appeared in publications such as n+1, The Paris Review Daily, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, Puerto del Sol, Everyday Genius, and Two Serious Ladies. She... Read More →
DD

Danielle Dutton

Danielle Dutton is the author of Attempts at a Life and SPRAWL, and the editor of Dorothy, a publishing project. She's on faculty in the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Suzanne Scanlon

Writer
Suzanne Scanlon is the author of two books, Promising Young Women (Dorothy, 2012) and Her Thirty-Seventh Year, An Index (Noemi, 2015). Her Thirty-Seventh Year was recently featured in a show at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and a Swedish translation was published in late... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

Colorado Uber Alles

The University of Colorado Creative Writing Program was started in 1975 by Peter Michelson, Marilyn Krysl, Reg Saner, and Sidney Goldfarb as its first director. They were joined by the cutting-edge Ronald Sukenick, Ed Dorn, Steve Katz, and Clarence Major. With these core writers, the Program soon began to distinguish itself, and by 1980 it had already emerged as a center for experimental writing. Other writers followed, including Padma Perera, Robert Steiner, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and Lucia Berlin. As Goldfarb puts it, the Creative Writing Program in the Rockies was “an exploding and important part of the world literary scene.”

 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Marcia Douglas

Marcia Douglas

Associate Professor, University of Colorado
Marcia Douglas is the author of the novels, Madam Fate and Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells as well as the poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom. She teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
avatar for Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Colorado. He is the author of twenty-one books, including The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Ledfeather, The Gospel of Z, and Bleed into Me: A Book of Stories. The honors his work has received... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
British Studies Norlin Library

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday September 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday September 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday September 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
British Studies Norlin Library

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday September 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

1913's Victory Over the Sun

In 2013, 1913 a journal of forms/1913 Press celebrates 10/100 years of wild radical antidisciplinarity with a revisioned collaborative performance of Alexei Kruchenykh’s “Victory Over the Sun”—the Russian Futurist Zaum (trans-rational) opera initially staged in 1913 at St. Petersburg’s Luna Park with original sets by Kasimir Malevich and music by Mikhail Matiushin. Our interpretive 2013/1913 rendition will link the two moments separated by 100 years via the rise of new technologies, the possibilities of art making in techno-space, and the necessity of the body as part of this conversation. This criti-performance will include original costumes, music, and video art, interspersed with critical discussions and creative work by moderators Ben & Sandra Doller and 1913 authors Noah Eli Gordon, Lee Ann Brown, Monica Mody, Ronaldo Wilson, Amaranth Borsuk, and Scott McFarland. (Possible live streaming appearances by Brenda Iijima and surprise guests!)

Moderators
avatar for Ben Doller

Ben Doller

Assistant Professor, UCSD, Designer/Vice Editor, 1913, etcetera
Ben Doller is the author of three books of poems, most recently Dead Ahead (Fence Books). His newest work is Fauxhawk, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and Vice edits/designs for 1913.
avatar for Sandra Doller

Sandra Doller

Associate Professor, California State University-San Marcos, founder & editrice de 1913 Press, 1913 Press
Sandra Doller is a maker of books, chapbooks, performances, translations, and collaborations. Her new work, Leave Your Body Behind, is due out from Les Figues Press in May 2015. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in California, at the bot... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913... Read More →
avatar for Lee Ann Brown

Lee Ann Brown

Poet / Editor / Curator, TenderButtonsPress.com / TornPage.org
Lee Ann Brown is a poet and the founding editor and publisher of Tender Buttons Press now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Her own books include OTHER ARCHER (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), IN THE LAURELS, CAUGHT (Fence Books, 2013), CROWNS OF CHARLOTTE (Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Ben Doller

Ben Doller

Assistant Professor, UCSD, Designer/Vice Editor, 1913, etcetera
Ben Doller is the author of three books of poems, most recently Dead Ahead (Fence Books). His newest work is Fauxhawk, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and Vice edits/designs for 1913.
avatar for Sandra Doller

Sandra Doller

Associate Professor, California State University-San Marcos, founder & editrice de 1913 Press, 1913 Press
Sandra Doller is a maker of books, chapbooks, performances, translations, and collaborations. Her new work, Leave Your Body Behind, is due out from Les Figues Press in May 2015. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in California, at the bot... Read More →
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Lara Glenum

AssociateProfessor, LSU
LARA GLENUM is the author of four books of poetry: Pop Corpse, Maximum Gaga, and The Hounds of No (all from Action Books), and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums (Spork Press). With Arielle Greenberg she is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, burlesque, grotesque poetics... Read More →
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Noah Eli Gordon

ousted dictator, Letter Machine Editions, The Volta, Subito Press, CU-Boulder MFA
Noah Eli Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado–Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. | | Gordon is the author of eight books... Read More →
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Scott McFarland

Scott McFarland lives in Chicago IL (Logan Square). Hometown: Atlanta GA (Stone Mountain). Employer: Dept of English, U of Illinois at Chicago (Lecturer). Union: UIC United Faculty (Exec VP). Books: O, Human Microphone (1913 Press, 2013) and Autocaptions. (in orbit... Read More →
avatar for Monica Mody

Monica Mody

1980
I am a diviner, poet, and scholar. I blend the West African Dagara tradition with the old religion/goddess traditions of my ancestors from South Asia and other earth-honoring ways. I work closely with the kontomble, the little people, and am working on my Ph.D. dissertation, building... Read More →
avatar for Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo Wilson is the author of the collections Poems of the Black Object (2009), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award, and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (2008). His poetry has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and he has... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

2:00pm

Fabulous Reading
Moderators
avatar for Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer is an artist, performer, and cross-genre writer who investigates the weird intersections of sacredness, perversity, feminist history, and interbeing. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Noy Holland

Noy Holland

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
British Studies Norlin Library

2:00pm

Front Ranges: Hybrids and Collaborations Up and Down the Front range
Colorado Renaissance? New wine in old bottles? Burgeoning writing programs, reading series, performance communities? Whatever's going on, up and down the Front Range, it increasingly takes the form of exploratory collaborations and hybrid acts. What's surprising is the incredible range that this exhibits: uncreative writing, radical appropriation, new media, engagement with other arts as various as dance, painting, serial music, performance/installation. For this reading, we bring together writers and artists living in the area, each of whom demonstrate that the full range of hybridity and collaboration are a necessary stay against confusion. The list contains, if not multitudes, a healthy sampling of the experimental brio of this dynamic place.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Cooperman

Matthew Cooperman

Associate Professor of English, Colorado State University
Matthew Cooperman is the author of Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, as well as three chapbooks. A new image + text... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Beachy-Quick

Dan Beachy-Quick

Monfort Professor, Colorado State University
Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of four collections of poems, most recently, Circle's Apprentice (Tupelo Press), and A Whaler’s Dictionary (Milkweed Editions), a collection of essays about Moby Dick. His honors include a Lannan Foundation Residency. His poems have appeared... Read More →
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Serena Chopra

Serena Chopra is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, a 2009 graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder’s MFA program, and a 2011-2013 Writer-In-Residence at RedLine Gallery in Denver. Her chapbook, Speaking to Your Man, was released in August 2010... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Cooperman

Matthew Cooperman

Associate Professor of English, Colorado State University
Matthew Cooperman is the author of Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, as well as three chapbooks. A new image + text... Read More →
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Aby Kaupang

Aby Kaupang, author of Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me (SpringGun Press, 2013), Absence is Such a Transparent House (Tebot Bach, 2011) and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable (Scantily Clad Press, 2008), has had poems appear in FENCE, La Petite Zine, Dusie, Verse, Denver Quarterly... Read More →
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Marius Lehene

Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Marius Lehene is a Romanian-born visual artist active in the United States and internationally. His recent exhibitions include shows at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, Colorado), Pollock Gallery (Dallas, Texas), Casa Matei Gallery (Cluj, Romania), Manifest – Creative... Read More →
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Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts is a writer and editor living in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of DRIZZLE POCKET (BlazeVox, 2011) and is the co-director with Julie Carr of Counterpath, a publisher and arts venue.
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Sasha Steensen

Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Sasha Steensen is the author of A Magic Book, The Method, A History of the Human Family, and The Future of an Illusion. Her most recent book, House of Deer, will be published by Fence Books in early 2014. Essays and poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Denver... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

Starcherone and The Novel: a reading and discussion
Hosted by the Publisher of Starcherone Books, Ted Pelton, this panel presents readings by Donald Breckenridge, Gretchen Henderson, and Michael Rizza, authors without particular affiliation to each other besides having written novels published by Starcherone. Afterward, all four will entertain questions from the audience, as well as discussing if and how their works participate in a single enterprise that might be called innovative fiction, and what it means to be an artist in the novel in the early 21st century.

Moderators
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Ted Pelton

Starcherone Books, Inc.
Ted Pelton is founder and publisher of Starcherone Books, and the author of 4 published books, most recently Bartleby, the Sportscaster (Subito Press, 2010). A new book, in manuscript, The Trickster Woodchuck, has been a 2013 finalist for the FC2/Catherine Doctorow Prize and the Leapfrog... Read More →

Speakers
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Donald Breckenridge

Fiction Editor Author, Brooklyn Rail/InTranslation/Red Dust
Donald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, co-founder and co-editor of Intranslation, Editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) & The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology 2 (Rail Editions 2013). He recently became managing editor of... Read More →
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Gretchen E. Henderson

Gretchen E. Henderson writes across genres and the arts. She is the author of two novels, The House Enters the Street (Starcherone Books, 2012, shortlisted for the AWP Award Series in the Novel) and Galerie de Difformité (&NOW Books, 2011, winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize... Read More →
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Ted Pelton

Starcherone Books, Inc.
Ted Pelton is founder and publisher of Starcherone Books, and the author of 4 published books, most recently Bartleby, the Sportscaster (Subito Press, 2010). A new book, in manuscript, The Trickster Woodchuck, has been a 2013 finalist for the FC2/Catherine Doctorow Prize and the Leapfrog... Read More →
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Michael James Rizza

Kean University
Michael James Rizza has an MA in creative writing from Temple University in Philadelphia and a PhD in American Literature from the University of South Carolina. He has published academic articles on Don DeLillo, Milan Kundera, Harold Frederic, and Adrienne Rich. His novel Cartilage... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Critical Transgressions: from Hogg to Cindy Sherman
Moderators
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Benjamin Robertson

Benjamin J Robertson earned his PhD from the University at Buffalo in 2007. Before coming to Colorado he taught in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech (2006 – 2008). His scholarly interests include: digital media, music, contemporary American literature... Read More →

Speakers
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Meghan L. Dowling

University of Denver
Meghan L. Dowling, a doctoral candidate at the University of Denver, currently resides in Maine, where she writes prose, poetry, and occasionally makes weird art projects. Recent work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) Revolver, The Collagist, Gigantic Sequins, Broad!, and Stolen... Read More →
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Lindsey Drager

Lindsey Drager is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver. She is at work on a project that investigates the intersection of museum studies, disability studies, and narrative theory.
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Michael Flatt

PhD Candidate, SUNY Buffalo
Author of Absent Receiver (SpringGun Press, 2013)
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Benjamin Robertson

Benjamin J Robertson earned his PhD from the University at Buffalo in 2007. Before coming to Colorado he taught in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech (2006 – 2008). His scholarly interests include: digital media, music, contemporary American literature... Read More →
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John Stadler

PhD Candidate, Program in Literature, Duke University
John Stadler is a PhD candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University.
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Jennifer Stockdale

Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University
Jennifer Stockdale holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Notre Dame. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 1913, Jubilat, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. She is the author of two small chapbooks: Now Puppy Teeth (What to Us Press, 2012) and Kid Fingers (Wheelchair Party Press... Read More →
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Mark Tursi

Adjunct Professor, Marymount Manhattan College & New Jersey City University
Mark Tursi is the author of four books of poetry: Brutal Synecdoche, The Impossible Picnic, Shiftless Days, and, forthcoming in fall 2018, The Uncanny Valley. He is one of the founding editors of Apostrophe Books, an innovative press devoted to publishing poetry that intersects philosophy... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Legend Legend
In our on-going project <legend> </legend> a collection of poems, pen drawings, and digitally produced works, we are exploring the relationship between constructed spaces, whether linguistic, visual, and in this case historical, and what it means to activate those spaces through interpretative transcription. This project is set for publication by Jaded Ibis Press in September 2013 as both a traditional and digital publication. It will also be on display as an exhibition at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and as a performance/installation for Writing On It All, a public art project to be held on Governor’s Island this June. 

In this iteration of theproject, designed to be site specific for the &Now Festival, we are proposing an installation in which an exhibition space or classroom will be transformed by a group of micro-biographies written by students enrolled at University of Colorado at Boulder. The micro-biographies will be collected in advance of the conference and redacted into a long poem. That poem will serve as an alternative historical document, a crowdography, not chronologically focused like traditional biographies, rather topic specific. In this case, the students will be writing about a moment from their childhood that altered their perception of the world, a moment that forced them to remap their subjectivities and therefore everything they connected with following that event. 

The crowdographic text will be digitally rendered as a topographical map; each text bundle will be surrounded by a tectonics of six-second video shorts. Each video will be created from images gathered from Google string searches of the text itself. This large-scale video work will be projected on a wall and will include an audio mash-up of the redacted texts read by children roughly the age of each micro-biographers when they had their perception altered. The audio version of the poem will play in various configurations, but never just as a single voice, always as a shifting community of narratives. The map of this crowdography will constantly alter its own borders, sometime offering a complete lay of the land, and other times focusing on smaller sections, each time revealing a different configuration of video and text. Each reconfiguration of the crowdography’s boundaries activates, and rewrites, the entire topographical document along with the history it posits. 

How do we experience space? What procedures do we employ to mark out personal spaces for ourselves from a general store of information, and by doing so, remap that information? And how do these new maps, some public others private, inform the greater written, visual or historical topographies? 

"It is true that the operation of walking can be traced on city maps in such a way as to transcribe their paths…But these thick or thin curves only refer, like words, to the absence of what has passed by…They allow us to grasp only a relic set in the nowhen of a surface of projection. Itself visible, it has the effect of making invisible the operation that made it possible. These fixations constitute procedures for forgetting. The trace left behind is substituted for the practice. It exhibits the (voracious) property that the geographical system has of being able to transform action into legibility, but in doing so it causes a way of being in the world to be forgotten." ― Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

Moderators
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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and... Read More →
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Justin Petropoulos

Adjunct Faculty, New Jersey City University
Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and (forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press 2013), a collaborative work with multimedia artist, Carla Gannis. His... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

4:00pm

Modern What: A Wordy Mix of Films
I write to stake my interest in curating a program of 4 projected moving image works that have in common a desire to tangle with language and poetic practice. 
For two years I have been curating a series called mt/time at Counterpath Press in Denver.  The initial idea was to create a "video bookshelf" online which consisted of a hand picked collection of filmmakers in serious active collaboration with poets, or with poetry. 

This project grew out of my own recent collaborations with particular poets, and as such my proposal for And Now is to project a program of my own four short videos: Dark Enough (2011) a collaboration with poet Lisa Gill, Some Worlds (2012) a work for video, objects, voice and text with Matvei Yankelevich, @movies (2012) a digital slideshow/cinema poem, and a new work yet in progress called Modern What (2013) , in total approx 30 min or less, if such equipment could be organized in a suitable space. 

Speakers
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Jeanne Liotta

assistant professor, cu boulder
time and space


Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Aspen Room UMC University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Publishing: BOMB, Fence and Red Lemonade

&NOW is pleased to present a panel of innovative publishers to discuss the present and future of literary publishing.  We’ve invited Richard Nash of Red Lemonade and Soft Skull Presses, Rebecca Wolff of Fence Magazine and Fence Books, and Mónica de la Torre of BOMB Magazine to present their ideas of where literary publishing is today and how it might evolve.    We believe this panel will be invaluable to our students and other conference participants, as it will bring to our conference a frank and practical discussion of literary publishing’s future from three of the most innovative and important literary and artistic publishing projects in the country.

BOMB Magazine delivers the artist’s voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media—collaborations that reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes through carefully developed dialogue—now and for posterity.
Named after Wyndham Lewis’s influential 1914 journal Blast, BOMB Magazine was launched in 1981 because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB reinvented the question-and-answer format, developing an editorial method that delves deep into theory and practice, helping complex discussions to emerge. Like Blast, BOMB is edited by artists and writers.
Celebrating its 32nd year, BOMB pairs artists in conversation based on the relevance of their work to one another and nuances of personality. We transform lively, raw conversation into intellectually stimulating, yet immediate exchanges available on multiple platforms and across the web.

Founded in 1998 by Rebecca WolffFence is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. Fence is long-term committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil other systems that bring new writing to light.

Red Lemonade is a publishing community of fiction and highly narrative non-fiction. We avoid labeling what we do but it tends to be risky, socially charged, misbehaving stuff. Red Lemonade is for the writers other publishers are afraid of.
But Red Lemonade is also a pilot for a massively ambitious adventure, to create a new platform (part webapp, part business process) for independent publishing, combining the best of editorial judgment and publicity moxie with community input into acquisition and promotion, and combining the tradition publisher/retailer process with digital publishing and limited editions. 

Moderators
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Jeffrey DeShell

Professor
Jeffrey DeShell has published six novels, the most recent Expectation (2013) and Arthouse (2011), both from FC2 . He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Budapest, and has taught in Northern Cyprus, the American Midwest and Bard College.  Currently he’s a professor at the University... Read More →

Speakers
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Monica de la Torre

Senior Editor, BOMB Magazine
Mónica de la Torre is the author of five poetry books, among them Four and Public Domain. A native of Mexico City, she writes in Spanish and English and has translated Latin American poets including Gerardo Deniz, Amanda Berenguer, José Luis Martínez, and Omar Cáceres. She frequently... Read More →
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Rebecca Wolff

Fence / Fence Books


Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
British Studies Norlin Library

4:00pm

&Zong: History & Hybridity
On this panel five writers engage history through degrees of hybrid writing. Using varying elements of lyric, of research, of documentary, of prose, of reportage, of list, these women engage history through a lens that is particularly feminist, and that often engages race, economics, politics, or neoliberalism, itself. 

A combination of reading (10-12 minutes per writer) plus audience questions/ panel discussion, would begin the process of positing questions and theories about the relationship between hybridity and a critical engagement of history. 

Moderators
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Sarah Vap

Sarah Vap is the author of five collections of poetry. The most recent are Arco Iris (Saturnalia Books), which was named a Library Journal Book Best Book of 2012 and End of the Sentimental Journey (Noemi Press, 2013). She is a recipient of a 2013 National Endowment of the Arts... Read More →

Speakers
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Rosa Alcala

Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Rosa Alcalá is the author of two books of poetry, Undocumentaries (2010) and The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (2012), both from Shearsman Books, and the editor of Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). She has also translated the... Read More →
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Susan Briante

Susan Briante is the author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion and Utopia Minus, both published by Ahsahta Press. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona.
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Ruth Ellen Kocher

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Creative Writing, University of Colorado
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of the Ending in Planes (Noemi, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press 2012), and also One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering, Winner of the... Read More →
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Sarah Vap

Sarah Vap is the author of five collections of poetry. The most recent are Arco Iris (Saturnalia Books), which was named a Library Journal Book Best Book of 2012 and End of the Sentimental Journey (Noemi Press, 2013). She is a recipient of a 2013 National Endowment of the Arts... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

6:00pm

Fence Books Reading Event
Founded in 1998 by Rebecca Wolff, Fence is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. Fence is long-term committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil other systems that bring new writing to light. 

This event will feature readings and performances from a range of Fence authors.

Moderators
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Ben Doller

Assistant Professor, UCSD, Designer/Vice Editor, 1913, etcetera
Ben Doller is the author of three books of poems, most recently Dead Ahead (Fence Books). His newest work is Fauxhawk, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and Vice edits/designs for 1913.

Speakers
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Lee Ann Brown

Poet / Editor / Curator, TenderButtonsPress.com / TornPage.org
Lee Ann Brown is a poet and the founding editor and publisher of Tender Buttons Press now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Her own books include OTHER ARCHER (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), IN THE LAURELS, CAUGHT (Fence Books, 2013), CROWNS OF CHARLOTTE (Carolina... Read More →
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Nick Demske

Evangelist, Fence / Fence Books
Nick Demske is a strumpet of the Almighty. His self-titled first book was chosen by Joyelle McSweeney for the Fence Modern Poets Series prize. His poems are all prayers and most are brutally obscene. He writes often about rape culture, the military entertainment complex and the... Read More →
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Ben Doller

Assistant Professor, UCSD, Designer/Vice Editor, 1913, etcetera
Ben Doller is the author of three books of poems, most recently Dead Ahead (Fence Books). His newest work is Fauxhawk, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and Vice edits/designs for 1913.
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Jena Osman

Jena Osman's recent books of poetry include Public Figures (Wesleyan, 2012) and The Network (Fence Books, 2010). Her book Corporate Relations is forthcoming from Burning Deck Press. She co-edits the ChainLinks book series with Juliana Spahr and teaches in the MFA program at Temple... Read More →
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Prageeta Sharma

Professor/President of Thinking Its Presence, University of Montana
Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her collections of poetry include Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, Infamous Landscapes (2007), and Undergloom (2013). | | Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howard... Read More →
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Laura Wetherington

Instructor, Sierra Nevada College
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Rebecca Wolff

Fence / Fence Books


Thursday September 26, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
British Studies Norlin Library

8:00pm

mixer
Thursday September 26, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Innisfree 1203 13th Street (on the Hill, corner of 13th and Pennsylvania)
 
Friday, September 27
 

9:00am

Break on Through to the Other Side: Writing Across Race and Gender as a Transgressive Act
Painters or sculptors do not decry certain subjects as off limits. Similarly, race and gender boundaries seem less important in music—the success of Eminem in rap, for example. Yet, there is an unspoken rule in literature that says appropriating the voice of the “other,” particularly when that other is of a different race or gender, is taboo. This panel argues that the leap of empathy required to write across race and gender is a transgressive act essential to the viability of art in a contemporary literary landscape where writers are encouraged to play it safe.

Moderators
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Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois is the author of eight previous books, the most recent of which is "This House That" (Brighthorse Books, 2017). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over one hundred journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York... Read More →

Speakers
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Debra Di Blasi

Owner/Publisher-in-Chief, Jaded Ibis Press
"A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read." Jorge Luis Borges | | Debra Di Blasi ( jadedibisproductions... Read More →
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Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois is the author of eight previous books, the most recent of which is "This House That" (Brighthorse Books, 2017). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over one hundred journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

Detourned: Relistening, Mocking and/or Squawking through Fiction, Poetry and Documentary
The panel will stage a criti-fictional, criti-poetic reading of political and cultural acts, employing modes of mimicry and deception as they may, or may not relate, to strategies of recuperation.

Moderators
avatar for Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →

Speakers
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Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →
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Christine Hume

Professor of English, Eastern Michigan University
Christine Hume is the author of The Saturation Project (Solid Objects, 2019), a lyric memoir in the form of three interlinked essays, as well as three books of poetry. Her chapbooks include Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Ventifacts (Omnidawn... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

9:00am

Ongoing Experiments in Form

Ongoing Experiments in Form will consider the inspirations and effects of the surge of formal experiments in fiction in America in the sixties and seventies that has of late taken shape in digital embodiments, short and hybrid forms, graphic narratives and novels, and books as art objects.


Moderators
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Matthew Roberson

CMU
Matthew Roberson is the author of three novels, 1998.6, Impotent , and List, all from FC2. His short fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Fiction International, Clackamas Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others.  Matthew Roberson... Read More →

Speakers
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Trevor Dodge

Professor, Clackamas Community College + Washington State University - Vancouver
Trevor Dodge is a professor of English at Clackamas Community College.
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Matthew Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor, North Central College
Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of Light Without Heat (FC2) and The Exiles (Ricochet Editions).
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Matthew Roberson

CMU
Matthew Roberson is the author of three novels, 1998.6, Impotent , and List, all from FC2. His short fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Fiction International, Clackamas Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others.  Matthew Roberson... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC 353 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

Cal Arts, 2015 Hosts of &Now, Present
As the hosts of the next &Now in 2015, CalArts faculty present a panel on writing with and through other media, highlighting the range of practices engaged, and how these interface with teaching on an MFA program. The presentations will mix the discursive with the performative, and topics include verbi-voco-visual experiments; tiny presses and handmade books; live film narration; writing with facebook; how performative tropes (such as play, display, improvisation scripting, scoring, presence, masquerade, spectacle) and oralities, (such as gossip, confession, spells, sermons, prayer, eulogy) become inspiration for textual production; cinematic ekphrasis; paraliterary and partial modalities, (such as lists, fragments, marginalia, innuendo and lacunae): as well as documentary and conceptual writing strategies.

Moderators
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Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities... Read More →

Speakers
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Tisa Bryant

Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Co-Director, Equity & Diversity, California Institute of the Arts
Tisa Bryant makes work that often traverses the boundaries of genre, culture and history, with an enduring fascination with fusing critical and creative writing through the other arts into distinctive registers and new forms. She is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection... Read More →
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Jen Hofer

Antena
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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Douglas Kearney

Faculty, MFA Creative Writing Program, CalArts
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. His second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was a National Poetry Series selection. He has received residencies/fellowships... Read More →
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Janet Sarbanes

Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story collection Army of One, and has published cultural criticism in journals such as Afterall, Popular Music and Society, Utopian Studies, Los Angeles Review of Books and East of Borneo. Her current book project is titled Radical... Read More →
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Mady Schutzman

Mady Schutzman (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU) is a writer, scholar, theatre artist, and filmmaker.  She has published essays and performance texts in several journals including The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Topics, The Journal of Medical Humanities, American... Read More →
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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the corresp... Read More →
avatar for Christine Wertheim

Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

9:00am

Registration

Regsitration and Coffee


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
Aspen Room UMC University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

Writing (through) Media Archaeology (roundtable sponsored by the Media Archaeology Lab)
This roundtable will feature short talks from digital writers and critics from the US and Canada who wish to discuss writing in relation to the field of media archaeology via pieces of hardware and/or software housed in the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) located at CU Boulder. Ideally, the MAL will bring in to the panel, for audience members to interact with, the piece of hardware/software that each panelist will discuss. 

The MAL is headed by Lori Emerson and its focus is on defining moments in the history of computing and digital literature/art. The MAL is a research space, classroom, game lab, hangout, living archive, and repository, that speaks to the concept of undead media, where “the past must be lived so that the present can be seen." Drawing on Jussi Parikka's notion of media archaeology as an active archive, the lab has become an opportunity to counter the memory-loss of computer cultures, much of it pre internet and pre new media; "the insistence of the relevance of the old and obsolete is the necessary double of the celebration of the new we have been living." 

Moderators
Speakers
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Mark Amerika

University of Colorado | Web: markamerika.com | Twitter: @markamerika
avatar for Aaron Angello

Aaron Angello

University of Colorado Boulder
Aaron Angello is a poet and multi-media artist. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder.
avatar for Kyle Bickoff

Kyle Bickoff

Lab Manager, Media Archaeology Lab
Kyle works as Lab Manager, as a researcher, and and as a curator at CU's Media Archaeology Lab. His past talks and papers primarily focus on code studies, code aesthetics, and hands on digital forensics to enable his work--using the Media Archaeology Lab's materials as the focus of... Read More →
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Mél Hogan

Mél Hogan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Curation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. | | Her current research is at the intersection of media, archives and the environment. | | Her most recent publications revolve around the ecological impacts of media, data storage... Read More →
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Joel Swanson

Director, Technology, Arts & Media Program, University of Colorado at Boulder


Friday September 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

11:00am

Arcane Profane

This grouping provides an eerily accurate reminder of why we must never, without the proper training, endeavor to unscramble the code of history’s most inscrutable, iconoclastic, indecent, obfuscating, and wildly inappropriate literary ventures! Furthermore, this “panel” provides just such advanced training, should you be called forth. Witness as Lucy Corin reads from The Swank Hotel, her novel in progress, which features a series of sexual acts that unconsciously embody literal and narrative architecture AND Leon Baham engages in lyric prophecy involving pigeons, dick pictures, and Marguerite Duras AND Miranda Mellis practices her Curses  which will overturn the nus (secret) arca (chest) of power, by speculating about the justice-seeking impulse behind several sacrilegious phrases (musical and literary) AND Naima Lowe shares new work from a series of projects about race and the wilderness using archaic reproduction technologies like letterpress, 16mm film and hand written letters, AND CA Conrad presents New Seismic Activities of the Line where he mysteriously proves that through hrough music, dirt, food, scent, taste, in storms, in bed, on the subway and at the grocery store, (Soma)tic rituals and the poems that result are waiting to be utilized or invented, everywhere, and anytime.


Moderators
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Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer is an artist, performer, and cross-genre writer who investigates the weird intersections of sacredness, perversity, feminist history, and interbeing. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape... Read More →

Speakers
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Leon Baham

UX Designer, Writer
Leon Baham is a designer and writer working in the field of social impact and culture. | He has taught literature and writing to writers and non-writers alike over the last eight years. He believes in radical honesty and complicated truths. | His work is concerned with diverse thought... Read More →
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CA Conrad

Born on January 1, 1966, CAConrad describes himself as “the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.” He is the author of numerous collections of poetry including Deviant Propulsion... Read More →
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Naima Lowe

The Evergreen State College
Naima Lowe is a Black Queer Feminist artist and educator living in Olympia, WA.
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Miranda Mellis

Miranda Mellis is the author of Demystifications (forthcoming, Solid Objects 2016);  The Quarry(Trafficker Press, 2013);  The Spokes (Solid Objects, 2012);  None of This Is Real (Sidebrow Press, 2012);  Materialisms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2009); and The Revisionist (Calamari... Read More →
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Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer is an artist, performer, and cross-genre writer who investigates the weird intersections of sacredness, perversity, feminist history, and interbeing. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

11:00am

Fiction in Translation
Moderators
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Rob Stephenson

I am performing my sound/text piece A Cluster of Textu(R)al Probes during the FC2 reading on Saturday. For the Fiction in Translation reading on Friday I will present with Anne-Laure Tissut an experiment in bilingual composition based on a selection from my novel Passes Through... Read More →

Speakers
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Rob Stephenson

I am performing my sound/text piece A Cluster of Textu(R)al Probes during the FC2 reading on Saturday. For the Fiction in Translation reading on Friday I will present with Anne-Laure Tissut an experiment in bilingual composition based on a selection from my novel Passes Through... Read More →
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Steve Tomasula

University of Notre Dame
Steve Tomasula is the author of the image-text novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland and The Book of Portraiture, as well as the novels IN & OZ and TOC: A New-Media Novel, now an iPad App. His short, visual fictions of technology and people are collected in Once Human: Stories, just out... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

Friends of JEF Reading
A literary event featuring Journal of Experimental Fiction authors and friends. 

Moderators
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Eckhard Gerdes

Publisher, JEF Books/Depth Charge Publishing
Novelist Eckhard Gerdes edits and publishes the Journal of Experimental Fiction and JEF Books.

Speakers
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Eckhard Gerdes

Publisher, JEF Books/Depth Charge Publishing
Novelist Eckhard Gerdes edits and publishes the Journal of Experimental Fiction and JEF Books.
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David Moscovich

Surfictionist, Louffa Press
Surfiction. Metafiction. Flash fiction. Letterpress.
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Yuriy Tarnawsky

Independent Thinker, Noco
Hard to read fiction, hard to stage plays, hard to get poetry, hard to publish essays.


Friday September 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC 353 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC 353 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

2:00pm

Effective Rebellions: Celebrating the Writing of Lynne Tillman
The panel will feature critical and critical-creative papers from myself and three other fiction writers/critics: Jess Arndt, Alexandra Kleeman, and Miranda Mellis. Our papers explore syntax, cognition, sex, ekphrasis, and genre across a range of texts from Tillman’s career. Tillman’s novels, stories, and essays offer so much to study and celebrate because she is always engaging with familiar modes—coming-of-age novel, art-critical essay—while consistently adding to our understanding of what these modes of writing can be. We will celebrate the sense of possibility, radical energy, and rigorous intellect that characterizes Lynne Tillman’s oeuvre. 

Moderators
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Sara Jaffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Reed College
Sara Jaffe (moderator) is the author of the novel Dryland (Tin House, 2015). Her short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Catapult, Fence, BOMB, NOON, The Offing, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology... Read More →

Speakers
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Sara Jaffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Reed College
Sara Jaffe (moderator) is the author of the novel Dryland (Tin House, 2015). Her short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Catapult, Fence, BOMB, NOON, The Offing, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology... Read More →
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Miranda Mellis

Miranda Mellis is the author of Demystifications (forthcoming, Solid Objects 2016);  The Quarry(Trafficker Press, 2013);  The Spokes (Solid Objects, 2012);  None of This Is Real (Sidebrow Press, 2012);  Materialisms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2009); and The Revisionist (Calamari... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

2:00pm

William Burroughs/Kathy Acker
Christina Milletti: "Language, Power, Resistance: Kathy Acker's Terrorist Texts" 

This paper will investigate the multiple modalities of transgression invested within Kathy Acker’s poetics by specifically attending to the scenes of terrorism that appear throughout her fictions (specifically, her attention to Algeria, the Iranian hostage crisis, and later the “first” Gulf War) in order to explore the kinds of (and consequences of) 
linguistic "violence” she reveals in her prose. What ongoing relation exists between words and power? How can it be manipulated? Can language be used to disrupt institutions of power (what Acker calls “Empire”) by deploying between "words" like “bombs?" 

Trevor Dodge: "Ghosts in the Machine: Acker and Burroughs in the Facebook Era" 

Although Kathy Acker and William Burroughs left the planet a good decade before the development of online social networks, their work and creative processes signal part of what was to come in terms of identity performance and language materiality. 

David Banash: "William S. Burroughs and Popular Culture" 

My presentation will investigate the ways in which Burroughs embraced, consumed, used, transformed, and critiqued popular culture. In essence, rather than a shadowy figure on the margin, as he often liked to present himself, I will explore how Burroughs was fully immersed in and engaged with twentieth-century popular culture. 

Davis Schneiderman (and possible Marcus Boon): “The Book of Methods: a new vision of The Third Mind” 

William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin’s out-of-print cut-up manifesto, The Third Mind, first published in English in 1978, actually began its life much earlier. There was an aborted Grove Press version some years before, and prior to that, a series of collaborations between Burroughs and Gysin that together make a conceptual work that carries its experimentations into the art its produces. Marcus Boon and I are preparing a new edition of these works, The Book of Methods (taken from early correspondence between Burroughs and Gysin), and this presentation will trace the archival discoveries of the project far, and present the new edition in its organization and theoretical modalities.

Moderators
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Davis Schneiderman

Associate Dean of the Faculty / Director, &NOW Books, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia writer and scholar whose works include the novel Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern); the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] (Fall 2013), with images from... Read More →

Speakers
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Trevor Dodge

Professor, Clackamas Community College + Washington State University - Vancouver
Trevor Dodge is a professor of English at Clackamas Community College.
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Christina Milletti

Professor, University at Buffalo SUNY
Christina Milletti is an Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo where she founded the Exhibit X Fiction Series. Her stories and articles have appeared in Buffalo Noir (forthcoming, Akashic Books), American Letters & Commentary, The Cincinnati Review, The Alaska... Read More →
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Davis Schneiderman

Associate Dean of the Faculty / Director, &NOW Books, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia writer and scholar whose works include the novel Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern); the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] (Fall 2013), with images from... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

2:00pm

Colored Bitches in a White Boy World: Innovative Others and Identity Aesthetics
The word on the street—if by street we mean ivory halls and indie lit blogs and cultural studies journals—is post-identity. We live in a post-identity politics world. Nor is this insistence grounded in naivete or delusional thinking. As some of the brightest contemporary thinkerstheorize us into post-identity, the experience of Othered bodies remains defiant, not by choice, not because we want to be separated as Other, but because it is impossible to uncoil the knots of positionality from interaction. This panel aims to look at identity politics in the microcosm of the indie lit world, drawing on the participants’ experience as writers, editors, publishers, and readers. What is the relationship between innovation and privilege? How does the already marginalized body push against the margins of literature through innovation? Does our positionality demand that identity politics play a central role in our aesthetic development? What does it mean to be a colored bitch in a white boy world? 

Moderators
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Sandy Florian

No Position, CorePower
Sandy Florian is the author of five books and one chapbook. Her most recent book, Boxing the Compass, launched the new Akrilica series, a collaboration between Noemi Press and Letras Latinas that aims to complicate perceptions of contemporary Latino literature by publishing innovative... Read More →
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Molly Gaudry

The Lit Pub
Molly Gaudry is the author of WE TAKE ME APART, which was shortlisted for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil and 2nd finalist for the 2011 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. She is a brain injury survivor currently undergoing a projected year of vision rehabilitation.
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and... Read More →
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Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith recently co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath, 2014). Her most recent poetry collection, Milk and Filth was a finalist for the NBCC. A CantoMundo Fellow, she is the publisher of Noemi Press. Her newest collection... Read More →
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Jackie Wang

Black and Pink


Friday September 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

Melopoeia Phanopoeia Fictapoeia
Pound described melopoeia as the emotional correlations achieved by the sound and rhythm of the speech. He described phanopoeia as that writing which relies upon throwing a visual image on the mind. Logopoeia involves stimulating the associations (intellectual or emotional) that have remained in the receiver's consciousness in relation to the actual words or word groups employed.The interrelationship of melopoeia, phanopoeia, and logopoeia – an obvious extension of Pound’s taxonomy – results in a literature in which – relying on – combining –all three – culminates in a fiction [or poetry] in which meaning – larger than and incorporating literal meaning – arises from the composition of words under the sway of a sound and rhythm that influences the visual image that penetrates the willing mind of the active reader to remain in the reader’s consciousness. The purpose of this fiction [poetry] is not only the momentary pleasures of a reading but to be a fiction that lingers – for a lifetime – in the readers’ own history of reading.The four writers on this panel strive for that kind of fiction in a post-Poundian post-modern openness, a fiction that, by its melopoeia, by its phanopoeia achieves a lasting logopoeia

Moderators
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Martin Nakell

Winner of a Gertrude Stein Award in Poetry, Martin Nakell has published The Myth of Creation (poetry, Parentheses Writing), Ramon (fiction, Jawbone Press/The National Endowment for the Arts), The Library of Thomas Rivka (fiction, Sun & Moon), Two Fields that Face & Mirror... Read More →

Speakers
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Eckhard Gerdes

Publisher, JEF Books/Depth Charge Publishing
Novelist Eckhard Gerdes edits and publishes the Journal of Experimental Fiction and JEF Books.
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Martin Nakell

Winner of a Gertrude Stein Award in Poetry, Martin Nakell has published The Myth of Creation (poetry, Parentheses Writing), Ramon (fiction, Jawbone Press/The National Endowment for the Arts), The Library of Thomas Rivka (fiction, Sun & Moon), Two Fields that Face & Mirror... Read More →
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Yuriy Tarnawsky

Independent Thinker, Noco
Hard to read fiction, hard to stage plays, hard to get poetry, hard to publish essays.


Friday September 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC 353 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Innovative aesthetic responses to the so-called global war on terror
We will consider contemporary literature and art, both American and international, and its forms of response/resistance to the phenomenon and discourse of the so-called global war on terror. Thus subjects might include: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; war against non-state actors; covert warfare; drone warfare; the privatization of war; the competition for oil & natural resources; US foreign policy and the Arab spring; neoconservatism and neocolonialism; the GWOT in the context of religion, and more. 

Moderators
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Hilary Plum

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel "They Dragged Them Through the Streets" (FC2, 2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, including as co-director of Clockroot Books, and is an editor with the Kenyon Review. With Zach Savich she edits... Read More →

Speakers
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Emily Abendroth

Emily Abendroth is a writer and teacher currently residing in Philadelphia. Her recent print publications include: NOTWITHSTANDING shoring, FLUMMOX (Little Red Leaves), Exclosures 1-8 (Albion Press), and Toward Eadward Forward (horse less press). An extended excerpt from her piece... Read More →
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Philip Metres

Professor, English, John Carroll University
Philip Metres is the author of several books of poems, including Sand Opera, winner of the 2013 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books, A Concordance of Leaves (Diode 2013), abu ghraib arias (Flying Guillotine, 2011) and To See the Earth (Cleveland State, 2008). His work has... Read More →
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Jena Osman

Jena Osman's recent books of poetry include Public Figures (Wesleyan, 2012) and The Network (Fence Books, 2010). Her book Corporate Relations is forthcoming from Burning Deck Press. She co-edits the ChainLinks book series with Juliana Spahr and teaches in the MFA program at Temple... Read More →
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Hilary Plum

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel "They Dragged Them Through the Streets" (FC2, 2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, including as co-director of Clockroot Books, and is an editor with the Kenyon Review. With Zach Savich she edits... Read More →
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Roy Scranton

Princeton University
Roy's stories, poems, and essays have been published in Boston Review, the New York Times, LIT, The Massachusetts Review, Theory & Event, and elsewhere. He is one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, published by Da Capo press in February 2013.


Friday September 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

4:00pm

remixing the book and its others

The "remixing the book and its others" panel will feature a group of visual artists, transmedia narrative writers, media art hackers, remixologists, and award-winning poets. They will present their latest art works, books, theories, ideas, hacks, glitches, and other electronic disturbances. All of the participants, with the exception of the moderator, hail from New York, where they live, work, play and launch their practice-based research outcomes.



Panelists will include Carla Gannis, Ilya Szilak, Justin Petropoulos, Paolo Cirio and Mark Amerika. 

 


Moderators
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Mark Amerika

University of Colorado | Web: markamerika.com | Twitter: @markamerika

Speakers
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Mark Amerika

University of Colorado | Web: markamerika.com | Twitter: @markamerika
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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and... Read More →
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Justin Petropoulos

Adjunct Faculty, New Jersey City University
Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and (forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press 2013), a collaborative work with multimedia artist, Carla Gannis. His... Read More →
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Illya Szilak

Illya Szilak uses open source media and collaborations forged via the Internet to create transmedia novels. Shaped by her experiences as a practicing physician, her artistic practice explores mortality, embodiment, identity and belief in a media inundated and increasingly virtual... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

4:00pm

What, Punk?!! Anti-Garde Reverb CANCELLED

CANCELLED


Friday September 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Octopus Books, Mud Luscious Press, Spring Gun Press: Making an Indie Press Work
Making an indie press work is a formidable task, but these presses have made their mark heavy and dark: Octopus Books, Mud Luscious Press, and Spring Gun Press. Each with its own approach to publishing in our current literary scape, these indie presses have employed a number of mainstream strategies in order to sell books, promote words, and make their publishing endeavors successful, but they have all used subversive tactics toward the same goal as well, and this panel will highlight those unconventional maneuvers and the results they had on each of these successful indie presses. A third-party moderator will introduce each press and its representative and facilitate the prepped panel discussion as well as a brief audience Q and A. Representatives and focal points of the panel will be: Mathias Svalina for Octopus Books, elaborating on the new Tin House / Octopus Books collaborative poetry series; J. A. Tyler for Mud Luscious Press, discussing the stamp stories project and the Nephew imprint series; and Mark Rockswold for Spring Gun Press talking about ways to merge digital and print mediums.

Speakers
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Mark Rockswold

Co-publisher, SpringGun Press
Mark Rockswold holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the co-founder of SpringGun Press and his work has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, the Electronic Literature Directory, Titmouse Magazine and elsewhere. He lives and teaches English in D... Read More →
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Miriam Suzanne

Founder, OddBird
Miriam Suzanne is an author, performer, musician, designer, and web developer — working with OddBird, Teacup Gorilla, CSS Tricks, and anyone who loves open-source collaboration. She’s the author of Riding SideSaddle* and The Post-Obsolete Book, co-author of Jump Start Sass and... Read More →
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J. A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler is the author of Colony Collapse (Lazy Fascist Press), Variations of a Brother War (Small Doggies Press), Water (Civil Coping Mechanisms), No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press, co-authored with John Dermot Woods), and A Man of Glass & All the Ways... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC 353 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Divinatory Poetics: Text, Ritual, Performance
Moderators
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Selah Saterstrom

Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Meat and Spirit Plan and The Pink Institution (Coffee House Press),a debut novel praised across the country for “letting gusts of fresh, tart air blow into the old halls of Southern Gothic” (The Believer). Named a best book of the year... Read More →

Speakers
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Sommer Browning

Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I'm Celebrating (Birds, LLC; 2011), a collection of poems and comics, The Presidents (And Other Jokes) (Future Tense Books, 2013), and various chapbooks. She runs the Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series in Denver, and with Tony Mancus she... Read More →
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Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen is the author of Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and Collateral Light, releasing this October from Brooklyn Arts Press. Her poems and lyric essays appear in journals like Kenyon review Online, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, and Black Warrior Review... Read More →
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Selah Saterstrom

Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Meat and Spirit Plan and The Pink Institution (Coffee House Press),a debut novel praised across the country for “letting gusts of fresh, tart air blow into the old halls of Southern Gothic” (The Believer). Named a best book of the year... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Innisfree 1203 13th Street (on the Hill, corner of 13th and Pennsylvania)

6:00pm

The Slumber Party: Ritual, Magic, and Girl Cultures
Off the road, behind closed doors, late at night, and all over the internet, the teenage girl learns to speak, to write, and to make. Alternately resisting and indulging the materials and tools of a hyperrational, commercially saturated, world-wide-webbed social reality, she uses tarot cards, Tumblr, fashion, and her own bedroom walls. As her body is marked by race, class, age, pregnancy, and/or illness, she holds onto the behaviors, languages, and affects of girlhood. She knows how to codeswitch--to act, dress, talk, and feel like a girl, or a woman, or a man. In this slumber party ritual, we will conjure the girl. As we move from sleeping bag to lectern to Internet to ouija board to Q&A, we will interrogate who or what is speaking when we speak, possessed by our own ongoing girlhoods. We will create a space in which teenage girls’ and writers’ uses of occult practices collide, recalling the compositional strategies of Yeats, H.D., di Prima, Merrill, Plath, and Dickinson. This ritual recognizes girls as sorcerous subjects whose practices of radical apathy, noncompliance, superstition, magic, and other-worlding resist the logics and power structures of the rational world. In letting her speak through our bodies, we become the girls we already are. 

Moderators
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Becca Klaver

Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow, Cornell College
Becca Klaver is the author of two books of poetry—LA Liminal (Kore Press) and Empire Wasted (Bloof Books)—and several chapbooks. Her critical writing appears in College Literature, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, and elsewhere. As an editor, she cofounded Switchback... Read More →

Speakers
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Marisa Crawford

Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback Books, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples Press, 2013).
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Kate Durbin

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her books include E! Enter-tainment, Abra, and The Ravenous Audience. She is founding editor of Gaga Stig-mata. Her most recent performance, Hello Selfie, took place in Union Square, fol-lowed with an exhibition at Transfer... Read More →
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Lara Glenum

AssociateProfessor, LSU
LARA GLENUM is the author of four books of poetry: Pop Corpse, Maximum Gaga, and The Hounds of No (all from Action Books), and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums (Spork Press). With Arielle Greenberg she is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, burlesque, grotesque poetics... Read More →
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K. Lorraine Graham

Communications, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UMD-College Park
I'm a literary artist and occasional scholar with broad interests in multilingual spaces, internet fan cultures, network analysis, and the aesthetics of banality. My first book is Terminal Humming, from Edge Books. My second, The Rest Is Censored, is forthcoming from Coconut Press... Read More →
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Tim Jones-Yelvington

THE ART PART: So I set out to write fiction and soon the fiction became live readings and soon the live readings became multimedia performance art and soon the texts became multigenre and/or hybrid prose objects. I have one book in print ("Evan's House and the Other Boys Who Live... Read More →
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Becca Klaver

Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow, Cornell College
Becca Klaver is the author of two books of poetry—LA Liminal (Kore Press) and Empire Wasted (Bloof Books)—and several chapbooks. Her critical writing appears in College Literature, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, and elsewhere. As an editor, she cofounded Switchback... Read More →
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Danielle Pafunda

Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine
Danielle Pafunda is author of nine books including the recent Beshrew (Dusie Press) and The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (Bloof Books), and the forthcoming The Book of Scab (Ricochet Editions) and Spite (Ahsahta Press 2020, Sawtooth finalist). She has taught at the University of Wyoming... Read More →
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Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith recently co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath, 2014). Her most recent poetry collection, Milk and Filth was a finalist for the NBCC. A CantoMundo Fellow, she is the publisher of Noemi Press. Her newest collection... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

6:00pm

A Whitman Sampler: New Poetry
An electric ecletic sampler of poetic multiplicity.  

Moderators
MN

Martin Nakell

Winner of a Gertrude Stein Award in Poetry, Martin Nakell has published The Myth of Creation (poetry, Parentheses Writing), Ramon (fiction, Jawbone Press/The National Endowment for the Arts), The Library of Thomas Rivka (fiction, Sun & Moon), Two Fields that Face & Mirror... Read More →

Speakers
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Margo Berdeshevsky

Passionate about words. And skies. And fingers. And waking up. Born in New York City. Traveled a lot of the world. Currently writing in Paris, where I may be considering conversations with Madame de Sevigné's ghost who lurks, maybe, in my courtyard. | | Newest collection of... Read More →
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Joshua Corey

Associate Professor of English, Lake Forest College
Forthcoming books: Beautiful Soul, a novel (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014); The Barons and Other Poems (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014). Author of the poetry collections Severance Songs (Tupelo Press, 2011), Fourier Series (Spineless Books, 2005), and Selah (Barrow Street Press, 2003). With G.C... Read More →
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Mark DuCharme

Poet / Adjunct Faculty / Consultant, Front Range Community College
Mark DuCharme’s The Unfinished: Books I-VI was just published by BlazeVOX. His reading in the &Now Festival is one of two events in the area to launch this new book. (The other will be at Counterpath in Denver on October 25th.) He is the author of four previous print books of... Read More →
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Deborah Meadows

Emerita faculty, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona
Her last collection from Shearsman Press is Translation, the bass accompaniment: Selected Poems that brings together poetry from ten earlier works for the first time. Her Electronic Poetry Center author page is located: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/meadows/ | Deborah Meadows... Read More →
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Mark Spitzer

Editor in Chief, Toad Suck Review
poetry, gar, literary translation, eco, etc
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Tony Trigilio

Tony Trigilio's recent poetry collections are Book 1 of "The Complete 'Dark Shadows' (of My Childhood)" (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) and "White Noise" (Apostrophe Books, 2013). He is editor of "Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments" (Ahsahta Press, 2014). He directs the program in Creative... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Innisfree 1203 13th Street (on the Hill, corner of 13th and Pennsylvania)

6:00pm

Space, Place and Reciprocity: Coming to the limits of language

What might it be to chart the weird rich territory emerging off a road (more or less traveled) as a resistance to the division between “on” and “off”? In The Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty observes “Spatial existence…is the primary condition of all living perception.” Yet spaces fluctuate, transform in the accumulation of particulars, as the sedimentation of experiences over time turns spaces into places. While places seem namable, even mappable, remaining deeply specific and often richly resonant for us in terms of memory, emotion, and association, we sometimes move through them insensible of their constitution and diversity, or the shaping influences they have upon our lives. Writer David Malouf asserts a reciprocal relation between places and subjects, arguing that “real work of culture” lies in “making accessible the richness of the world we are in, of bringing density to ordinary, day-to-day living in a place.” Or moving through it, down or off the road. The proposed, interdisciplinary and crossgenre, panel takes up the rich and unstable role of place in experience, examining diverse engagements with location and situation. The question of how to “[make] truth out of the multiple…a presence…come to the limits of language” (Alain Badiou) guides us. What forms – textual, visual, videographic, hybrid – allow language, at its limits, to express the complex of human (and poetic) relations to place? Laura Mullen, Bhanu Kapil, Jennifer Scappettone, and Marthe Reed will be presenting multimedia projects articulating modes of entry into these relations.



Moderators
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Marthe Reed

Co=Publisher, Black Radish Books
Contemporary poetry, poetics of place, eco-poetics, and the construction and deployment of gender.

Speakers
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Laura Mullen

Director of Creative Writing, LSU
Laura Mullen is a poet and writer of hybrid texts as well as a filmmaker, performer, and librettist. She has served as Poet-in-Residence at Brown and Columbia College, and frequently as a guest faculty member at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. She is the author of seven books... Read More →
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Marthe Reed

Co=Publisher, Black Radish Books
Contemporary poetry, poetics of place, eco-poetics, and the construction and deployment of gender.
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Jennifer Scappettone

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of the poetry collection From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and of several chapbooks, including Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale (La Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ATLAS 229 Roser ATLAS Building, 1125 18th Street, Boulder

8:00pm

Keynote: Lynne Tillman and Percival Everett
Lynne Tillman (New York, NY) is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, one collection of essays and two other nonfiction books. She collaborates often with artists and writes regularly on culture, and her fiction is anthologized widely. Her last collection of short stories, This Is Not It, included 23 stories based on the work of 22 contemporary artists. Her novels include American Genius, A Comedy (2006), No Lease on Life (1998) which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Cast in Doubt (1992), Motion Sickness (1991), and Haunted Houses (1987). The Broad Picture (1997) collected Tillman’s essays, which were published in literary and art periodicals. She is the Fiction Editor at Fence Magazine, Professor and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at the University at Albany, and a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Percival Everett is the author of more than twenty novels, three collections of short fiction, and two volumes of poetry. Among his novels, all published by Graywolf, are Percival Everett by Virgil Russell (2013), Assumption (2011), I Am Not Sidney Poitier(2009), The Water Cure (2008), WoundedGlyphErasureZulus,Watershed, and God's Country. His poetry collections are Swimming Swimmers Swimming (2011) and re: f(gesture), both published by Red Hen Press.

Moderators
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Jeffrey DeShell

Professor
Jeffrey DeShell has published six novels, the most recent Expectation (2013) and Arthouse (2011), both from FC2 . He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Budapest, and has taught in Northern Cyprus, the American Midwest and Bard College.  Currently he’s a professor at the University... Read More →

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Old Main Center of Campus
 
Saturday, September 28
 

9:00am

Digital Interventions: Crossing the Critical/Creative Divide
Strict boundaries between critical and creative work reinforce problematic patterns in writing that disallow for innovation, thus preventing new discoveries in what’s possible for both genres. When we identify a project as either critical or creative, we are inherently inscribing rules and expectations into those projects, and when we label our projects as such, we are not only affecting how we write but how our audience reads. New media offers a space in which to explode and reconstitute methods of reading and composing fiction, poetry, and literary criticism and allows us to reconsider these genres in ways that not only redefines genre but that collapse genre all together. 

Moderators
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Ali Rachel Pearl

PhD candidate in English at the University of Southern California.

Speakers
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Robert Glick

Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Glick is Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Senior Prose Editor of the Amsterdam-based literary journal Versal. His writings have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, The Normal School, and Alaska... Read More →
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Aaron Mauro

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English, Penn State Behrend
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Ali Rachel Pearl

PhD candidate in English at the University of Southern California.
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Marci Vogel

Provost's Fellow, University of Southern California
I translate poetry from French to English and am the author of AT THE BORDER OF WILSHIRE & NOBODY, winner of the 2015 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. My poetry, essays, and translations appear in a number of journals, including FIELD, Plume, Jacket2, and Drunken Boat. Currently a... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

9:00am

Si cruzáramos y en el cruce nos cruzamos: Un experimento de espacio bilingüe // If We Crossed and in the Crossing We Crossed Each Other: An Experiment in Bilingual Space
This bilingual roundtable at &Now will explore the place of multilingualism in contemporary experimental writing. All the participants use bilingualism or multilingualism in dynamic and provocative ways in their writing practice. They will present on this practice, and discuss the ways that multilingualism affects their poetics, and vice versa. Some presentations will be in Spanish and some will be in English. To complicate and deepen our experience of multilingualism, the presentations, conversation and Q&A will be simultaneously interpreted (English/Spanish and Spanish/English) by Antena. 

Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative co-founded by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. Antena's role will be to provide simultaneous interpretation for the panel. We will provide head-sets for individuals who are not bilingual to listen to the interpretation, so that they can participate fully. To be very clear, one does not have to be bilingual to attend the panel. Through extensive experience in a variety of contexts, we have found that the experience of being in a fully functional bilingual space is truly transformative for people, and opens a whole new level of conversation about possibilities for genuine exchanges across cultures and languages. 

In a performative twist, the panelists will be able reflect on the experience of participating in a bilingual space as it is happening in real time. Some of the central questions we’ll consider: What is the difference between having a dialogue about multilingualism as enacted in poetry in English and having it multilingually? How can we create different kinds of dialogue and experimentation through multilingualism? How does multilingualism change the dialogue or the writing itself? 


Moderators
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Jen Hofer

Antena
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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John Pluecker

Antena
John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in... Read More →

Speakers
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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Poet, Vocalist, Curator, Artistic Director
A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Brooklyn Musuem, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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Jen Hofer

Antena
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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Hugo García Manríquez

freelance translator
Born in Mexico, Hugo García Manríquez lives in Oakland. His most recent publications in English are Two Poems (Oakland: Hooke Press, 2013) and Painting is Finite (LRL, 2012). In Spanish Hugo has published, No Oscuro Todavía (Práctica Mortal, 2005), and Los Materiales (Tierra... Read More →
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Jai Arun Ravine

Jai Arun Ravine is the author of แล้ว AND THEN ENTWINE: LESSON PLANS, POEMS, KNOTS (TinFish Press), THE SPIDERBOI FILES, IS THIS JANUARY (Corollary Press) and the creator of TOM/TRANS/THAI, a short film on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, which has screened at the... Read More →
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Monica de la Torre

Senior Editor, BOMB Magazine
Mónica de la Torre is the author of five poetry books, among them Four and Public Domain. A native of Mexico City, she writes in Spanish and English and has translated Latin American poets including Gerardo Deniz, Amanda Berenguer, José Luis Martínez, and Omar Cáceres. She frequently... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

New Herring Press
New Herring Press is a Brooklyn and Portland, Oregon-based prose chapbook press. Readers at the event will be Amanda Davidson, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Lynne Tillman, and Sara Veglahn, and New Herring editors will introduce the event and the individual readers. 

Fiction and nonfiction writers Jess Arndt, Sara Jaffe, Sara Marcus, and Jason Daniel Schwartz founded New Herring Press in Brooklyn in 2010. We’d known each other as friends and writing colleagues for years, and were engaged in ongoing conversations about our own work and the work of writers we loved. We were moved and inspired both by work labeled “experimental” or “innovative” and by work that cleaved more closely to convention. As writers, we found that our own work traveled between these poles, and we were frustrated in our attempts to figure out where our work fit in the contemporary literary landscape. We were also envious of the sense of community we saw amongst poets and poet-publishers, but which seemed sorely lacking in the realm of prose. We founded New Herring as a way to address all of the above concerns and desires: to create a small press that embraced stories, essays, polemics, and other prose forms that moved our hearts and brains regardless of their placement along the spectrum of convention, and to connect with and foster community among other writers and small-scale publishers of prose. We also set a goal of releasing work by both established and emerging writers. 

Moderators
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Sara Jaffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Reed College
Sara Jaffe (moderator) is the author of the novel Dryland (Tin House, 2015). Her short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Catapult, Fence, BOMB, NOON, The Offing, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology... Read More →

Speakers
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Sara Jaffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Reed College
Sara Jaffe (moderator) is the author of the novel Dryland (Tin House, 2015). Her short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Catapult, Fence, BOMB, NOON, The Offing, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology... Read More →
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Sara Veglahn

Sara Veglahn's novel, The Mayflies, is forthcoming from Dzanc Books on April 15, 2014. An excerpt from her novel, The Ladies, was recently published as a chapbook by New Herring Press. Her other chapbooks include Closed Histories (Noemi Press, 2008) and Another Random Heart (Letter... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

Fresh Fiction
A dizzying arrray of some of the best young writers today.  Our future's in good hands.  

Moderators
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Davis Schneiderman

Associate Dean of the Faculty / Director, &NOW Books, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia writer and scholar whose works include the novel Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern); the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] (Fall 2013), with images from... Read More →

Speakers
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Olivia Chadha

University of Colorado, Boulder
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Trevor Dodge

Professor, Clackamas Community College + Washington State University - Vancouver
Trevor Dodge is a professor of English at Clackamas Community College.
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Katie Lattari

Katie Lattari is a 2013 graduate of the MFA program in prose at the University of Notre Dame. She will be reading from her novel All of the Everything (manuscript) at this year's festival, the thesis project she wrote while at Notre Dame. Other writing projects include the novella... Read More →
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Mark Tursi

Adjunct Professor, Marymount Manhattan College & New Jersey City University
Mark Tursi is the author of four books of poetry: Brutal Synecdoche, The Impossible Picnic, Shiftless Days, and, forthcoming in fall 2018, The Uncanny Valley. He is one of the founding editors of Apostrophe Books, an innovative press devoted to publishing poetry that intersects philosophy... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

9:00am

Registration

Registration and Coffee


Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspen Room UMC University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

How to Make an Antena That Works: Translating Literature into Social Practice (and Vice Versa)
In this creative-critical panel, Jen Hofer and John Pluecker will reflect on their bilingual collaborative aesthetic and activist work as Antena and read from their writing and translations. Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative co-founded by Hofer and Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. Since 2010, Hofer and Pluecker have interpreted and done multilingual organizing at multiple community and artistic events from Tijuana to Washington, DC. In spring 2012, Antena completed a residency at Project Row Houses in Houston where we set up a literary experimentation lab, small press bookstore and library and ran a Read/Write Club focusing on innovative literature by queer, of color and feminist writers. Following this, we wrote a collaborative chapbook, entitled When We Said This Was A Space, We Meant We Are People: Notes on Making and Performing Antena @ Project Row Houses, originally published on The Conversant website and distributed as a handmade book through Libros Antena/Antena Books. In Spring 2014, Antena will have a solo show at the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston featuring the installation of a bookspace in the museum, a series of encuentros (gatherings) featuring artists and writers from the US and Latin America, an exhibition featuring the work of participating artists, an interdisciplinary arts class open to the public, and a book project. 

Speakers
avatar for Jen Hofer

Jen Hofer

Antena
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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John Pluecker

Antena
John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

Dance/Text Collaborations
Dance and writing would seem, on first glance, to hail from very different worlds of thought and feeling – the one spatial and immanent, the other lexical and more permanent. Indeed, there is a temptation to distinguish the two practices according to all-too familiar antinomies: body versus mind, gesture versus word, ephemeral versus archival. And yet, like those cognitive pairs, dancers and poets share many overlapping concerns as well as a rich history of collaboration. This panel will seek out the intimacies between writing and dance, both historically and in current practice. Longtime collaborators dancer K.J. Holmes and poet Julie Carr will screen a series of videos documenting pivotal dance-text collaborations from the mid-seventies through the present, among artists such as Anne Carson, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Miguel Gutierrez, Sarah Shelton Mann, Michael Palmer, Margaret Jenkins, Ralph Lemon, Lisa Nelson, and Steve Paxton. After their presentation, Holmes and Carr will perform a new work and discuss their collaborations across dance and writing

Moderators
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Julie Carr

Julie Carr is the author of five books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence, Sarah—of Fragments and Lines, and the forthcoming RAG. She teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the MFA program and is the co-director of Counterpath, a literary press and a performance... Read More →

Speakers
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Julie Carr

Julie Carr is the author of five books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence, Sarah—of Fragments and Lines, and the forthcoming RAG. She teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the MFA program and is the co-director of Counterpath, a literary press and a performance... Read More →
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K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes is an independent dance artist, singer,  poet, actor and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. K.J. has helped to define, first as a student and now as a teacher and performer, many contemporary improvisational practices, collaborating with forerunners Simone Forti, Lisa Nelson... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

11:00am

FC2 reading
A reading celebrating 49 years of literary experimentation at FC2.   

Moderators
Speakers
LG

Luke Goebel

Writer of FOURTEEN STORIES| None of Them are Yours, forthcoming from FC2 in 2014, winner of the 2013 Ronald Sukenick Prize for Innovative Fiction. Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Tyler. Worked as an editor and publisher at The New York Tyrant... Read More →
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Noy Holland

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Matthew Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor, North Central College
Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of Light Without Heat (FC2) and The Exiles (Ricochet Editions).
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Hilary Plum

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel "They Dragged Them Through the Streets" (FC2, 2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, including as co-director of Clockroot Books, and is an editor with the Kenyon Review. With Zach Savich she edits... Read More →
JR

Joanna Ruocco

Joanna Ruocco holds an MFA from Brown and a PhD from the University of Denver. She is the author of The Mothering Coven (Ellipses Press, 2009), Man's Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010), A Compendium of Domestic Incidents, Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych... Read More →
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Rob Stephenson

I am performing my sound/text piece A Cluster of Textu(R)al Probes during the FC2 reading on Saturday. For the Fiction in Translation reading on Friday I will present with Anne-Laure Tissut an experiment in bilingual composition based on a selection from my novel Passes Through... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

11:00am

The Queer Heart
Is there such a thing as queer affect, queer structures of feeling, or a queer heart? As sure as some hearts are straight, others are not. Is all attachment optimistic? What are some of the more surprising ways our literature responds to the ongoing correlations between “queerness” and melancholia, abjection, or the death drive? 

The five panelists will each talk about the queer heart as they find it in the world or in other writers, and in their own work. Though the inspiration from this topic is from Lauren Berlant & Michael Snediker's theorizing on forms of queerness (affect and desire) that are grounded in conditions other than melancholia, shame and abjection, each panelist will chart his or her own path through the heart of this question.

Moderators
avatar for Matias Viegener

Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the corresp... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Blanchfield

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies, published by Nightboat Books in 2016 and forthcoming from Picador UK in 2017. The collection of essays—part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography—was awarded a 2016 Whiting... Read More →
MB

Melissa Buzzeo

Melissa Buzzeo is the author of a forthcoming book from Nightboat in 2014—a seawreck-in-language which investigates impoverished speech and the concept of debris: a waste economy, changing. She is also the author of For Want and Sound  (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug... Read More →
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Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian is a novelist, poet, editor, playwright, critic and art writer based in San Francisco. His most recent books are Spreadeagle, a novel; an artists book with his poems and collages by Swiss-born, NYC-based sculptor Ugo Rondinone; and Tagged, a collection of Killian's... Read More →
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Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer is an artist, performer, and cross-genre writer who investigates the weird intersections of sacredness, perversity, feminist history, and interbeing. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape... Read More →
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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the corresp... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday September 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday September 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday September 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday September 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

Intersemioticity
This panel will consider intersemioticity in its largest sense(s)--that is, not simply as the relationship between text and image, as is usually the case, but between and among various signifying systems in what we used to call innovative writing. 



Moderators
avatar for Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen

Professor & Author, University of Utah
Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017). A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey DeShell

Jeffrey DeShell

Professor
Jeffrey DeShell has published six novels, the most recent Expectation (2013) and Arthouse (2011), both from FC2 . He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Budapest, and has taught in Northern Cyprus, the American Midwest and Bard College.  Currently he’s a professor at the University... Read More →
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Michael Mejia

Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Michael Mejia is the author of the novel, Forgetfulness, and his work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He has received a Literature Fellowship in Prose from the NEA and a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. He is co-founding editor of Ninebark Press and he teaches... Read More →
avatar for Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen

Professor & Author, University of Utah
Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017). A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright... Read More →
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Steve Tomasula

University of Notre Dame
Steve Tomasula is the author of the image-text novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland and The Book of Portraiture, as well as the novels IN & OZ and TOC: A New-Media Novel, now an iPad App. His short, visual fictions of technology and people are collected in Once Human: Stories, just out... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

2:00pm

Where Now?
What does setting mean now, in 2013? Traditional notions of setting assume the referentiality of realism, and often fail to reflect our contemporary experiences of place, space, and literature. We find ourselves, as writers and as readers, less interested in the easy forgetting of language that underlies and enables conventional setting; rather, we are interested in the materiality of thatlanguage, in the fabric of our forms, in the space of the page reconceptualized. We say yes to Michael Martone’s assertion that place is “maintained through fiction.” We pay heed to Beckett’squestion thumping always in our heads while we inhabit a place: where now? Is setting necessary? What theory of language does conventional setting assume, and what theories of language can we engage through interrogations of setting?What possibilities – of form, content, character, plot, of language – arise when we refute the myth of realism and look beyond the illusion of reference?These are the questions we seek to ask and complicate through our writing. We imagine “Where now?” as a panel in which the participants described below read briefly from their work and then converse about innovative notions of setting with one another and the audience.


Saturday September 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

Les Figues Reading
Readings by Les Figues Press authors, featuring: Dodie Bellamy, Melissa Buzzeo, Jennifer Calkins, Michael du Plessis, Jen Hofer, Frances Richard, Matias Viegener, and Christine Wertheim. Hosted by Les Figues Press co-director Teresa Carmody. 

Moderators
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Teresa Carmody

Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?

Speakers
avatar for Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

California College of the Arts
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is Cunt Norton, from Les Figues Press. Her chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002... Read More →
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Melissa Buzzeo

Melissa Buzzeo is the author of a forthcoming book from Nightboat in 2014—a seawreck-in-language which investigates impoverished speech and the concept of debris: a waste economy, changing. She is also the author of For Want and Sound  (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug... Read More →
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Jennifer Calkins

Jennifer Calkins, Ph. D., M.F. A. is a writer, evolutionary biologist and all around interdisciplinarian.  She is the author of A Story of Witchery (Les Figues Press, 2006) and Devil Card (Beard of Bees Press, 2004). Jennifer’s recent work can be found in Dirty (Jaded Ibis... Read More →
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and... Read More →
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Jen Hofer

Antena
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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Michael du Plessis

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature at USC and is the author of Songs Dead Soldiers Sing (Transparent Tiger, 2007) and The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker (Les Figues, 2012), as well as essays and reviews on topics such as Goth culture, French literature... Read More →
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Frances Richard

Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2013), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). The Anarch. Film ... Read More →
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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the corresp... Read More →
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Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

2:00pm

Strange Objects: Narrative, Performance, Image, Space
In discussing her curatorial installations, artist Susan Hiller has said that "any conscious configuration of objects tells a story." This creative/critical panel proposes to converse with “objectness” and with the notion of narrative as an attentive configuration with open-ended possibility, to think of narrative as a space rather than a line, where the energies of images and objects within prose are meditated upon and utilized (and always with the potential to utilize us). We are interested in narratives that reach out to other forms such as the baseball card collection, the art installation, the video, or the radio band to engage with and transform the way elements such as character, tone, and setting may act and appear.

Moderators
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Gregory Howard

Professor, University of Maine
Gregory Howard’s fiction and essays have appeared in WebConjunctions, The Collagist, Harp & Altar, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other places. He teaches Fiction Writing and Contemporary Literature at University of Maine. His novel Hospice will be released by FC2 in March 2015... Read More →

Speakers
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Amina Cain

Amina Cain is the author of Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Writing has appeared in publications such as n+1, The Paris Review Daily, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, Puerto del Sol, Everyday Genius, and Two Serious Ladies. She... Read More →
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Gregory Howard

Professor, University of Maine
Gregory Howard’s fiction and essays have appeared in WebConjunctions, The Collagist, Harp & Altar, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other places. He teaches Fiction Writing and Contemporary Literature at University of Maine. His novel Hospice will be released by FC2 in March 2015... Read More →
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Amarnath Ravva

Amarnath Ravva has helped run and curate events at Betalevel, a venue for social experimentation and hands-on culture located in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, for the past 10 years. He is currently working on a book about Victorian era botanical expeditions called The Glass House. His... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Off the Rails: Against Capitalist Realism: Women Writers and Radical Innovation Now

Is the new, as the avant-garde has assumed for well over a hundred years now, the one resource that is endlessly renewable?  The dominant mode of aesthetic production in the age of a triumphant global capitalism appears to be capitalist realism, which affirms, even when it seems to run counter to classic realism, the inescapability of the now, of the contemporary flow of information-commodities.  But what strategies in writing and representation might derail such capitalist realism now?  This panel will pose this question with regards to women writers who are working both in, outside, and sometimes even against the context of contemporary avant-gardes.   Of particular significance for our investigation will be Jacques Rancière’s assertion that in the aesthetic regime—which for Rancière determines the entirety of modernity and is coterminous with the various avant-gardes—radical aesthetics has tried to resist and refuse the commodity world in which the art object becomes simply another object for sale.  Rancière asserts that innovative work has oscillated between utter refusal of that world, manifested as silence on the one hand, and acceptance and integration into the commodity world on the other.  

One the one side, there is the great schizophrenic explosion, where the sentence sinks into the scream and meaning into the rhythm of bodily states.  On the other, there is the great community identified with the juxtaposition of commodities and their doubles, or with the hackneyed character of empty words, or with the intoxication of manipulated intensities, of bodies marching in time.  Schizophrenia or consensus.  (Jacques Rancière, The Future of the Image, translated by Gregory Elliott (London: Verso, 2007)

Are those our only options?  The participants on this panel will ask, in very different ways, whether such oscillation determines the field of what is possible for women writers.  Join us to go all the way--not only off the road, but off the rails.


Moderators
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Michael du Plessis

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature at USC and is the author of Songs Dead Soldiers Sing (Transparent Tiger, 2007) and The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker (Les Figues, 2012), as well as essays and reviews on topics such as Goth culture, French literature... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Calkins

Jennifer Calkins

Jennifer Calkins, Ph. D., M.F. A. is a writer, evolutionary biologist and all around interdisciplinarian.  She is the author of A Story of Witchery (Les Figues Press, 2006) and Devil Card (Beard of Bees Press, 2004). Jennifer’s recent work can be found in Dirty (Jaded Ibis... Read More →
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Teresa Carmody

Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and... Read More →
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Michael du Plessis

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature at USC and is the author of Songs Dead Soldiers Sing (Transparent Tiger, 2007) and The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker (Les Figues, 2012), as well as essays and reviews on topics such as Goth culture, French literature... Read More →
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Frances Richard

Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2013), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). The Anarch. Film ... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Where's Your Head At?
As technology continues to reconfigure our relationship with narrative, literature, art, and our real and virtual selves, panelists discuss ways in which innovative thinkers are proposing new strategies of aesthetic engagement with narrative, and suggesting future possibilities that are likely to revolutionize the concept of "literature." These thinkers recognize that this is not a distant future, but rather a presence that is already and profoundly affecting our professional and personal lives. 

Writers whose respective roles includes gamer, information scientist, publisher, multimodal writer and/or collaborator creatively analyze how advanced interactive and immersive narratives, including text, alter our concept of reading, writing and publishing. 

Moderators
avatar for Debra Di Blasi

Debra Di Blasi

Owner/Publisher-in-Chief, Jaded Ibis Press
"A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read." Jorge Luis Borges | | Debra Di Blasi ( jadedibisproductions... Read More →

Speakers
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Debra Di Blasi

Owner/Publisher-in-Chief, Jaded Ibis Press
"A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read." Jorge Luis Borges | | Debra Di Blasi ( jadedibisproductions... Read More →
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Alexandra Chasin

Assoc. Prof., Lit. Studs., Lang, The New School
Alexandra Chasin is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Lang College, The New School.  She is the author of the nonfictional Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market and the fictional Kissed By.  Her last book of fiction, Brief, was released as an interactive... Read More →
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Aron Efimenko

Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College
I am an assistant professor at a small four-year ag. and tech. college in Upstate New York. I am also a writer and lifelong gamer who sees a lot of narrative potential in video games, a medium which is still only in its infancy. | | This fascination has recently prompted me... Read More →
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Michael Harold

Michael Harold is a writer, visual artist, transmedia artist and technologist. His writing includes poetry, short fiction, novels and essays. Visual art includes painting, sculpture, installations and video. His transmedia practice integrates his work as a writer, artist and technologist... Read More →
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Janice Lee

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

4:00pm

Mouth Divide Voice: Poetry/Fiction Readings
Dimitri Anastasopoulos 
Short 10 minute reading of recent fiction, "Farm for Mutes" and "Bubble Man of Allentown" 

Christine Hume 
15-20 minute poetry/hypermedia performance of “Speech Talks Back,” a critical-creative curation of sound art that uses public speech overlaid with live narration. 

Christina Milletti 
15 minute reading of recent fiction, "Chokebox"

Steve Tomasula 
Reading from new collection, The Atlas of Man 

Moderators
avatar for Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →
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Christine Hume

Professor of English, Eastern Michigan University
Christine Hume is the author of The Saturation Project (Solid Objects, 2019), a lyric memoir in the form of three interlinked essays, as well as three books of poetry. Her chapbooks include Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Ventifacts (Omnidawn... Read More →
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Christina Milletti

Professor, University at Buffalo SUNY
Christina Milletti is an Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo where she founded the Exhibit X Fiction Series. Her stories and articles have appeared in Buffalo Noir (forthcoming, Akashic Books), American Letters & Commentary, The Cincinnati Review, The Alaska... Read More →
avatar for Steve Tomasula

Steve Tomasula

University of Notre Dame
Steve Tomasula is the author of the image-text novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland and The Book of Portraiture, as well as the novels IN & OZ and TOC: A New-Media Novel, now an iPad App. His short, visual fictions of technology and people are collected in Once Human: Stories, just out... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC 381 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

4:00pm

Poetic Ilk:Readings of Hybrid Fiction
The hybridization of contemporary literature is one of the most important features of our current literary landscape, and these authors are in the thick of this beautifully evolving milieu: Joanna Ruocco, Joanna Howard, J. A. Tyler, and Mathias Svalina. All will share from their present works, discussing their connection to and relationship with hybridization, and will be available for questioning about the form of hybrid (writing, editing, publishing) in a Q and A following the reading.
This panel will employ a third-party moderator from Denver’s literary community to introduce readers and facilitate the Q and A. Following moderator introductions, each reader will briefly share how his or her work encounters and evolves the hybrid form then read 10-15 minutes of his or her work. At the close of these readings, the audience will be invited to a Q and A focused on hybridization: achieving it in one’s own writing, working with it in the editing stages, and finding places for publication. 

Moderators
avatar for J. A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler is the author of Colony Collapse (Lazy Fascist Press), Variations of a Brother War (Small Doggies Press), Water (Civil Coping Mechanisms), No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press, co-authored with John Dermot Woods), and A Man of Glass & All the Ways... Read More →

Speakers
JR

Joanna Ruocco

Joanna Ruocco holds an MFA from Brown and a PhD from the University of Denver. She is the author of The Mothering Coven (Ellipses Press, 2009), Man's Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010), A Compendium of Domestic Incidents, Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych... Read More →
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J. A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler is the author of Colony Collapse (Lazy Fascist Press), Variations of a Brother War (Small Doggies Press), Water (Civil Coping Mechanisms), No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press, co-authored with John Dermot Woods), and A Man of Glass & All the Ways... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UMC 425 University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

6:00pm

Laird Hunt and Steve Katz

Laird Hunt is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories, The Paris Stories (2000), originally from Smokeproof Press, though now re-released by Marick Press, and five novels from Coffee House Press: The Impossibly (2001), Indiana, Indiana (2003), The Exquisite (2006) Ray of the Star (2009) and Kind One (2012), which was a finalist for the 2013 Pen/Faulkner award and the winner of a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. A new novel, Neverhome, will be published in the United States by Little, Brown and by Chatto in the UK.  His translation of Oliver Rohe’sVacant Lot was published by Counterpath Press, who also published his co-translation with Anne-Laure Tissut of Arno Bertina’s Brando, My Solitude. He is published in France by Actes Sud, and has novels either published or forthcoming in Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany and Turkey. His writings, reviews and translations have appeared in the United States and abroad in, among other places, the Wall Street Journal, McSweeney’sPloughsharesBombBookforum,Grand StreetThe BelieverFenceConjunctionsBrickMentorInculte, and Zoum Zoum. Currently on faculty in the University of Denver’s Creative Writing Program, where he edits the Denver Quarterly, he has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and will be in residence at Marfa (Lannan Foundation) this summer. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

Steve Katz is best known as one of the premier authors of experimental fiction of the past fifty years, but his work is also not easily pigeon-holed. Books like the pop-art novel,The Exagggerations of Peter Prince (1968) and the verité-surrealism mixture of Moving Parts (1977) show an author continually expanding the boundaries of what fiction can do. Others like Florry of Washington Heights and Antonello's Lion employ a searching and questioning realism, always aware of the act of writing.  On the strength of such works, W. C. Bamberger has called Katz "the most important living American novelist." Katz's most recent project, The Compleat Memoirrhoids: 137.n, is a shuffled, episodic memoir of his long career in the arts and alternative ways of living, detailing youthful exposure to the legends of cool and be-bop jazz in the New York of the 1950s; encounters with Nabokov, Pynchon, Janis Joplin, Warhol, Ashbery, Plimpton, Vonnegut, and countless scenesters at Cornell and in 1960s New York; firespotting, ranching, and filmmaking in the American West; hitchhiking to Italy; teepee construction in the Canadian maritimes in the company of Richard Serra and Philip Glass; becoming at last a world-traveller and Tai Chi teacher, while continuing always as a restless innovator in fiction. The Compleat Memoirrhoids comes out from Starcherone Books this Fall.

 


Moderators
avatar for Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →
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Ted Pelton

Starcherone Books, Inc.
Ted Pelton is founder and publisher of Starcherone Books, and the author of 4 published books, most recently Bartleby, the Sportscaster (Subito Press, 2010). A new book, in manuscript, The Trickster Woodchuck, has been a 2013 finalist for the FC2/Catherine Doctorow Prize and the Leapfrog... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

8:00pm

GASP Performs Stein
GASP (Girls Assembling Something Perpetual) proposes a creative performance of two to three short Gertrude Stein plays from her book Geography & Plays. Founded by six female poets, GASP creates a poet’s theater of part abstraction, part sublimity, part accident, and part gesture. GASP seeks to find ways within theater, within a “play,” to parallel, not translate, radical elicitations of text, body, and atmosphere. To speak as both mouth and limb simultaneously. 

Previously, GASP performed Leslie Scalapino’s SWEET: A PLAY using her minimal stage direction to examine aspects of the politicized body, war, and groupthink. Their performance of Stein will explore language love and breakdown, feminism, and play through an essential yet explosive performance. 

GASP will perform “Counting Her Dresses” and one or two other short plays for a total of 15 minutes. 

Moderators
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Sommer Browning

Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I'm Celebrating (Birds, LLC; 2011), a collection of poems and comics, The Presidents (And Other Jokes) (Future Tense Books, 2013), and various chapbooks. She runs the Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series in Denver, and with Tony Mancus she... Read More →

Speakers
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Sommer Browning

Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I'm Celebrating (Birds, LLC; 2011), a collection of poems and comics, The Presidents (And Other Jokes) (Future Tense Books, 2013), and various chapbooks. She runs the Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series in Denver, and with Tony Mancus she... Read More →
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Serena Chopra

Serena Chopra is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, a 2009 graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder’s MFA program, and a 2011-2013 Writer-In-Residence at RedLine Gallery in Denver. Her chapbook, Speaking to Your Man, was released in August 2010... Read More →
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Erin Costello

Founder, SprinGun Press
Erin Costello is a poet, digital artist, and web designer who holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2009 she founded SpringGun Press with Mark Rockswold: a print press for books of poetry, and a bi-annual online journal of poetry, flash... Read More →
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HR Hegnauer

HR Hegnauer is the author of the Sir. She is a book designer and website designer specializing in working with independent publishers as well as individual artists and writers. She received her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, where she has also taught in the Summer... Read More →
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Andrea Rexilius

Assistant Professor, Naropa University
Andrea Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012) and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011). She is an Assistant Professor of English at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she is also... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Shine 2017 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302 (across Spruce from Boulderado)

9:00pm

Final Party
Saturday September 28, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Shine 2017 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302 (across Spruce from Boulderado)