A Benefit Reading for Palm Press with Rob Halpern, Kristin Palm, David Buuck, Harold Abramowitz & Dana Teen Lomax
Friday, July 17 2009 at 7:00pm
@ The Poetic Research Bureau 3702 San Fernando Blvd Glendale, CA 91206
Doors open at 7:00pm Reading starts at 7:30pm
$5 donation requested Rob Halpern is the author of Rumored Place (Krupskaya Books, 2004) and Disaster Suites (Palm Press, 2009). His collaboration with Taylor Brady, Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus / Finch 2007), will soon be reissued by Displaced Press. Music for Porn is also forthcoming. Currently, he’s co-editing the poems of the late Frances Jaffer together with Kathleen Fraser, and translating the early essays of Georges Perec, the second of which, “Commitment or the Crisis of Language," appears in the Review of Contemporary Fiction alongside his own essay on Perec. Rob is an active participant in the Nonsite Collective. He lives and teaches in San Francisco.
Kristin Palm’s book, The Straits (two long poems about Detroit, her former hometown), was published last year by the serendipitously named Palm Press. Her writing has also appeared in various journals, including Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie and LVNG, the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), and numerous magazines and newspapers. Kristin lives in San Francisco, where she works at a children’s art museum and teaches poetry in the public schools.
David Buuck lives in Oakland. He is the author of The Shunt & several booklets of cross-genre writing. He is the founder of BARGE (the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics) & a writing teacher. Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. His books and chapbooks include Not Blessed (forthcoming Les Figues Press, 2009), Sin is to Celebration (collaboration with Amanda Ackerman, House Press, 2009), Dear Dearly Departed (Palm Press, 2008), Sunday, or A Summer’s Day (PS Books, 2008), and Three Column Table (Insert Press, 2007). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs, and co-curates the experimental cabaret event series Late Night Snack.
Dana Teen Lomax is the author of Disclosure (Dusie, 2009), Curren¢y (Palm Press, 2006), Room (a+bend press, 1999), and the co-editor of Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008). She is currently editing Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children and teaching at Marin Juvenile Hall and San Francisco State University.