Saturday, November 19, 2016
Sarah Riggs & Geneva Chao
The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
& GENEVA CHAO
Geneva Chao's new book Hillary Is Dreaming is just out from Make Now Books.
Saturday, November 19 2016
Reading 8pm sharp
Pomme & Granite is Sarah Riggs' most recent book of poetry in English, following Waterwork (Chax, 2007), Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street, 2007), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012). Her translations from contemporary French poetry into English include books by Marie Borel, Isabelle Garron, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Oscarine Bosquet and forthcoming books by Etel Adnan and Stéphane Bouquet. Her feature-length film, Six Lives: A Cinepoem (2014), plumbs the depths of understanding between film, the eye and the body through the work of Virginia Woolf (http://vimeo.com/96994470password "virginia"). Her paintings and drawings have been shown at galleries in Montreal and Paris. Riggs currently teaches at Pratt Institute and directs the organization Tamaas (www.tamaas.org).
Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of one of us is wave one of us is shore, a discours amoureux in French and English (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2016), and Hillary Is Dreaming, an imagined dream journal of Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2016 primary season (Make Now, 2016). She is the translator of Gérard Cartier’s Tristran and, with François Luong, of Nicolas Tardy’s Encrusted on the Living. She translated pieces by Christophe Tarkos for the collection Ma Langue Est Poétique (Roof Books, 2001) and pieces by Yves Di Manno for A Review of Two Worlds: French and American Poetry in Translation (Otis, 2005). Her work has appeared in Mission at Tenth, Boxkite, Boston Review, n/a literary journal, New American Writing, The L.A. Telephone Book, (Satellite) Telephone, DIAGRAM, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Boog City, and other journals.
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