Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wednesday, April 10: Maya Weeks and Sophie Reiff

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8:00pm


Maya Weeks is an artist, writer, and geographer from California working on oceans, waste, climate, and gender. Her first book, on cultural imaginaries of trash in the ocean examining marine debris as a form of capital accumulation and gendered violence, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2020. She holds her BA in Language Studies (Spanish) from the University of California in Santa Cruz and her MFA in Poetry from Mills College. She is currently working on her PhD in Geography at the University of California in Davis. Her dissertation uses artistic research to investigate marine debris as a byproduct of a white supremacist patriarchal economic system based on the production of fossil fuel-derived products that, upon entering the oceans, leach toxicants that disproportionately affect women.

Sophie Reiff is a writer, performer, and activist living in Los Angeles. She writes about ecology, humor, historiography, borderland politics, friendship, among other things. Her first book, entitled Pyramid Lake, is forthcoming from Black Rock Press (University of Nevada, Reno) in 2020. She is a 2019 Creative Nonfiction writer at Tent (Yiddish Book Center, Amherst), and a Jeremiah Fellow at Bend the Arc.

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