Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 6: Jean Day, Johanna Drucker & Mashinka Firunts

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Jean Day
is a poet, union activist, and editor whose Daydream is just out from Litmus Press. Recent poems can also be seen in Chicago Review, The Delineator, Across the Margin, Open House, Breather, and Jongler (French)--as well as in her Triumph of Life, soon to appear from Insurance Editions. Earlier works include Early Bird (O’Clock, 2014) and Enthusiasm (Adventures in Poetry, 2006), among other books, and her work has also appeared in many anthologies, including, most recently, Resist Much/Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) and Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by UC Press.

Johanna Drucker
is an artist, writer, and scholar who holds the Breslauer Professor chair at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies. She published her first book of creative prose, Dark, in 1972 and in addition to her more than three-dozen artist’s books, widely held in library, museum, and private collections, she has published more than a dozen works of creative fiction including Dark Decade (Detour Press, 1995), Italy (the Figure, 1980), From Now (Cuneiform, 2007), and Fabulas Feminae (Litmus, 2015). She is also widely known for her academic and critical writing in digital humanities, contemporary art, visual poetics, artists’ books, and information visualization. She has two books forthcoming in 2018, Downdrift: An Eco-fiction (Three Rooms Press) and The General Theory of Social Relativity (The Elephants), from which she will read.

Mashinka Firunts is an artist, writer, and PhD candidate in the University of Pennsylvania’s History of Art department. She is a founding member of the performance group Research Service with Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson, with whom she has performed at the Palais de Tokyo, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and the Drawing Center New York. She is the co-editor of Present Tense Pamphlets, a publishing platform for score-based performance released through Northwestern University and the Block Museum of Art. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Performance Research Journal, Shifter, and elsewhere.

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