Please Join us forAn Afternoon Reading...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
at The Lounge
FREE & FREE COFFEE
Doors open at 11:30am
Reading starts at noon
Tetra Balestri is a recent resident of LA hailing from SF by way of NY. Her poems have appeared in the magazines Sal Mimeo
and There Are Flying Planes
and her chapbook, Cheap Imitations
, was published by Green Zone in 2008. Her plays
have been performed at Under St. Marks Theater and the Ontological
Theater in New York as well as the Poet's Theater in San Francisco. She
has worked as an archivist for poet Larry Fagin and as assistant editor
and contributor to various Facts on File encyclopedias including Encyclopedia of European Peoples
. She currently works at the Beyond Baroque Literary and Arts Center in Venice.
Tisa Bryant’s first book, Unexplained Presence
(Leon Works, 2007), is a collection of original, hybrid fiction-essays
that remix narratives from Eurocentric film, literature and visual arts
and zoom in on the black presences operating within them. An excerpt
from her novella, [the curator]
was published by Belladonna Books, along with the work of
filmmaker/writer Chris Kraus. Tisa is currently sketching out an
historical novel, getting Vol. 2 of the hardcover annual, The
Encyclopedia Project, she co-edits, ready to go to print, and she is
very happy to be relocating to LA this fall to teach creative writing
Jennifer Nellis lives, teaches, and writes in the Inland Empire. Her poems can be found on Cricket Online Review
and the forthcoming issue of mark(s). Her movie-telling/benshi pieces
, A Dip in the Pool and Poison, have been performed in San Francisco, LA, Miami, and various living rooms across the country.
Mathew Timmons is a writer, curator and critic in Los Angeles. He is General Director of General Projects
and he co-edits/curates Insert Press (w/ Stan Apps), LA-Lit (w/
Stephanie Rioux), Late Night Snack (w/ Harold Abramowitz) and is the
Los Angeles editor of Joyland. A chapbook, Lip Service is recently out
from Slack Buddha Press. His first full length book, The New Poetics
(Les Figues Press) and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin,
a particular vocabulary (P S Books), are forthcoming. His work may be
found in various journals, including: P-Queue, Holy Beep!, Flim Forum,
The Physical Poets, Or, Moonlit, aslongasittakes, eohippus labs, Area
Sneaks, Artweek, Artillery, The Magazine and The Encyclopedia Project.
He teaches interdisciplinary arts and writing workshops for CalArts
School of Critical Studies.