Monday, May 5, 2014

giovanni singleton & Christine Wertheim

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

giovanni singleton
& Christine Wertheim

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

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

giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal committed to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Series, which recognizes recent first book poets. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, Inquiring Mind, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing. singleton has taught at CalArts, Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area. singleton coordinates Lunch Poems, the monthly poetry reading series at UC-Berkeley under the direction of Robert Hass. She collects bookmarks and enjoys figs and greek style yogurt.

Christine Wertheim is author of the poetics suites mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues Press), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of two anthologies of creative and critical literary writings, Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. For more info, see -