Friday, March 28, 2014

Julie Carr, Gillian Conoley & Martha Ronk

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Doors open 4pm
Reading at 4:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

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Julie Carr's first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her other collections include Sarah — of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; and Equivocal (Alice James Books, 2007). Her study of Victorian poetry and poetics is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive.

Gillian Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including PEACE, just released with Omnidawn in spring 2014, The Plot Genie, Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Conoley’s work is widely anthologized, most recently in W.W. Norton’s new Postmodern American Poetry. Her translations of Henri Michaux A Thousand Times Broken: Three Books by Henri Michaux, appearing in English for the first time, will be out with City Lights in fall 2014. Editor and founder of Volt magazine, she is Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University.

Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, including Transfer of Qualities, long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry (Omnidawn 2013), Partially Kept (Nightboat Books) 2012; Vertigo (Coffee House), a National Poetry Series Selection, 2008; In a landscape of having to repeat (Omnidawn), a PEN/USA best poetry book 2005, and Why/Why Not (University of California Press). She has also published a fictional memoir, Displeasures of the Table, a collection of fiction, Glass Grapes and other stories (BOA Editions 2008) and three chapbooks; her poetry is included in the anthologies, Lyric Postmodernisms (Counterpath Press), American Hybrid (Norton), and Not For Mothers Only (Fence).