Jennifer Firestone was raised in San Francisco and now lives in Brooklyn. She is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College and is also the Director of their Academic Fellows pedagogy program. Her books include Story (Ugly Duckling Presse, forthcoming), Ten (BlazeVOX [Books], forthcoming) Gates & Fields (Belladonna* Collaborative), Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books) and Fanimaly (Dusie Kollektiv). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books). Firestone has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Firestone won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press’ Robert Creeley Memorial Prize.
Andrew Maxwell runs the Poetic Research Bureau with Joseph Mosconi in Los Angeles, where he also hosts a weekly radio show of bodega & cosmic roots music on KXLU 88.9FM, "The Dream of Harry Lime". Recent collections include Conversion Table (Mindmade Books, 2016), featuring small remarks without propositional attitudes, Candor is the Brightest Shield (Ugly Duckling, 2015), and Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013). A selection of his aphorisms was recently on display as an LED scroll in the installation THIS KNOWN WORLD at MOCA Los Angeles.
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Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid
Poetic Research Bureau
Friday, May 18
Friday, May 18