Saturday, March 7th, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
Organized by Kim Lyons from Lunar Chandelier Press
Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, cultural theorist, media and performance artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Writing at the intersection of Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, her urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard) and noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature “syllabic labyrinth” (Craig Dworkin). Most recently is This Poem (Talonbooks, 2012) and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan, co-edited with Lance Strate (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature, Critical Theory, Poetry and Performance at Pratt Institute in New York and is co-founding Director of KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” is being established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.
Joanna Fuhrman’s newest book is The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press, 2015). She is the author of four other books of poetry, most recently Pageant (Alice James Books, 2009), as well as the chapbook The Emotive Function (Least Weasel Press, 2011). She teaches poetry writing at Rutgers University, through Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and in private workshops. For the last few years, she has been working on a collaboration with the artist Toni Simon, sections of which can be seen in print in Hanging Loose and online in Talisman, Posit, and Paperbag.
Yuko Otomo, Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) poet & a visual artist. She also writes haiku, art criticism & essays. She has read in St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, The Living Theatre, PS1, MoMA, The Queens Museum, etc & in Japan, France & Germany. Her publication includes “Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press), “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum” (Propaganda Press), “PINK” (Sisyphus Press), “Small Poems” (Ugly Duckling Presse), “The Hand of The Poet” (UDP), “STUDY & Other Poems on Art” (UDP) & “Elements” (the Feral Press). She exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery @ Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery & Vision Festival, etc. She is a contributing writer for a collective art critical forum www.Arteidolia.com currently.