Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Because You Have Excellent Taste

Michelle Naka Pierce and I will read for Nick Demske's Bonk Performance Series this Saturday, July 28th at 6pm. For those of you in the Racine-Kenosha-Northern IL area, or for anyone passing through, here are the details.

Here's a promise: If you come to the reading and utter the words, "Give me my fucking gift, poet!" I will give you a secret poetry gift.

Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Debra Hsueh & Nick Ramsey
Saturday July 28th @ 6pm (doors open at 5:30)
Racine Arts Council
316 6th St
Racine, Wisconsin
6pm (doors open at 5:30)
More info @: http://bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chris Pusateri & Michelle Naka Pierce Read in Philadelphia, Sun 7/8 @ 7pm

Hello all,

Michelle Naka Pierce and I will read in Philadelphia this Sunday with Kari Larsen and Jaime Fountaine. Details are below, and we'd love to see you if you're free.

Sunday, July 8th @ 7pm
Jubilant Thicket Literary Series
Robin's Book & Moonstone Arts Center
110A South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
more info at: jubilantthicket.blogspot.com/

JAIME FOUNTAINE lives and writes in Philadelphia, where she is often found politely discussing her age and valid state-issued identification with the clerks at the liquor store.

KARI LARSEN is the author of Say you're a fiction (Dancing Girl), the Black Telephone (Unthinkable Creatures), and Come as Your Madness (Birds of Lace). More information on these and other projects can be found at www.cold-rubies.com.

MICHELLE NAKA PIERCE was born in Japan. She is the author of seven titles, including She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West and Symptom of Color (Dusie, 2011). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham UP, forthcoming 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

CHRIS PUSATERI is the author of several books of poetry, including Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012), Molecularity (Dusie, 2011), Anon (BlazeVox, 2008) and North of There (Dusie, 2007). His poetry and critical prose has appeared in many periodicals, including American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Jacket, Verse and many others. A librarian by trade, he works in Denver, where he reviews new poetry and fiction titles for Library Journal and curates the Belmar Film Series, a free public program that showcases independent and foreign-language cinema.