June 26th – 2014 @ 8:00
Andrew Levy and Norman Fischer will be joined by a special guest – Jascha Hoffman.
Andrew Levy is the author of Don’t Forget to Breathe (Chax Press, 2012), Nothing Is In Here (EOAGH Books, 2011), Cracking Up (Truck Books, 2010), and eleven other titles of poetry and prose including, The Big Melt, Ashoka, and Values Chauffeur You. His forthcoming title is How Do I Show Myself to My Body? Levy’s poems and essays have appeared in numerous American and international magazines as well as anthologies including The Art of Practice: 45 Contemporary Poets, The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, and Telling It Slant: Avant-Garde Poetics of the 1990s. He was co-editor with Roberto Harrison of the poetry journal Crayon 1997-2008. Levy lives in New York City.
Norman Fischer is a poet and essayist from the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he has written and published steadily since 1980. His latest poetry collections are The Strugglers (Singing Horse Press, 2013) and Conflict (Chax Press, 2012), and his latest prose work is Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong (Shambhala, 2013). Forthcoming from University of Alabama Press is “Experience: Meditations on Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion,” and from Tinfish Press, “Escape This Crazy Life of Tears.Japan.2010.” Fischer is a senior Zen Buddhist priest, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of the Everyday Zen Foundation.
Jascha Hoffmann is a journalist who covers science and culture. He writes The Scan column for the Science section of the New York Times. He also conducts interviews for the science journal Nature. He lives and sings in Brooklyn. Hoffman’s daily looping project for the month of May: https://soundcloud.com/jaschahoffman/sets/vocal-loops For other reference points, you can also hear Jascha’s songs at jaschamusic.com and read his journalism at jaschahoffman.com.