The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
& ANNE LESLEY SELCER
Sunday, November 20 2016
Poet and performer Valerie Hsiung is the author of three full-length poetry collections: e f g: a trilogy (Action Books, November 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013), and under your face (O Balthazar Press, 2013). Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in places such as American Letters & Commentary, Cosmonauts Avenue, Denver Quarterly, New Delta Review, PEN Poetry Series, Prelude, RealPoetik, and VOLT, among elsewhere. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hsiung spent significant portions of her childhood in Las Vegas, received a BA from Brown University, and is now based out of Brooklyn, New York, where she works as a love detective and matchmaker. She currently serves as an editor for Poor Claudia.
Anne Lesley Selcer is a poet in the expanded field and an art writer. Her work appears on the page, on the wall, as video, installation, and critical essay. She has been commissioned by SFMoma's Open Space, 2nd Floor Projects, Artspeak gallery, Center A gallery, the Or gallery, as well as by artists Abbas Ackhavan and Aurel Schmidt. Her collection from A Book of Poems on Beauty won the Gazing Grain publication in 2014, and is one part of a hypertropic, unbound book on beauty after Mallarmé; Livre, a book about “everything.” She also authored Banlieusard, a book length text which responds to an exhibit. Other writing has been included in seven anthologies including the forthcoming New Media Art 2017 (Cica Museum, Korea). Krowswork, the Visible Verse festival, Southern Exposure, and the T-10 video festival have exhibited or screened her work. Work is forthcoming in the Chicago Review and has appeared in Fence, Action, Yes!, GaussPdf, Elderly, and Armed Cell among others. Critical writing also appears in Art Practical, Fillip, Entropy, and Formes Poetiques Contemporaines and is forthcoming for Rabble (Insert Blanc). She has held residencies at Krowswork gallery and Mildred's Lane, is currently a writing fellow at Southern Exposure, and will be teaching at UC Santa Cruz.
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