Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Thursday, April 5: Amanda Ackerman & Maya Weeks
The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
Hosted by Andrea Quaid and Harold Abramowitz
AMANDA ACKERMAN & MAYA WEEKS
Thursday, April 5
Amanda Ackerman’s publications include the Book of Feral Flora, Mans Wars and Wickedness: A Book of Proposed Remedies and Extreme Formulations for Curing Hostility, Rivalry, and Ill-Will, UNFO Burns a Million Dollars, and the scented pamphlet Air Kissing. Her work focuses largely on the feralscape, divining techniques that allow for communication across species boundaries. With Dan Richert, she is working on a series of projects using biofeedback and multi-sensory techniques that allow plants to create poems. Their olfactory installation Unknown Giants was currently part of The Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology’s A New We in Norway’s Kuntshall Trondheim gallery. With Harold Abramowitz, she co-edits the press eohippus labs.
Maya Weeks is a writer, artist, and geographer from rural California working on marine debris as capital accumulation, climate change, gender, and logistics. Recent work has been published in The New Inquiry, Blind Field Journal, GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine, and the chapbooks How To Be on the Outside of Every Inside/How to Be Inside Every Outside (these signals press) and Panic Train (Mondo Bummer), among others. Maya is currently working on a PhD in Geography at UC Davis. Catch Maya on a surfboard or on a boat or on Twitter at @looseuterus.