Hillary Gravendyk is the author of Harm (Omnidawn Press), out this week. She is the two-time winner of the Eisner Prize in Poetry and her chapbook, The Naturalist, was published by Achiote Press in 2008. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as American Letters & Commentary, Barnstorm, The Bellingham Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, The Colorado Review, The Eleventh Muse, FOURTEENS HILLS, MARY, 1913: A JOURNAL OF FORMS, Octopus Magazine,Tarpaulin Sky and other venues. Hillary is currently working on a critical book, Chronic Poetics, that explores intersubjectivity and embodiment in the poetic works of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, George Oppen, and Larry Eigner. She often collaborates with the photographer Benjamin Burrill and is interested in mixed-media forms. She lives in Claremont, California.
Claudia Rankine has published four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (2004), Plot (2001), The End of the Alphabet (1998) and Nothing in Nature is Private (1994), which won the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. With Juliana Spahr, Rankine co-edited American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language (2002) and, with Lisa Sewell, American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (2007). Her poems have been included in the anthologies Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (2003), Best American Poetry (2001), and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry (1996). Her play Detour/South Bronx premiered in 2009 at New York’s Foundry Theater.
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Poetic Research Bureau @ the Public School
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA
Doors open @ 7:00pm, readings at 7:30pm