Pog Presents: Ronaldo V. Wilson & Wendy Burk

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Pog Presents: Ronaldo V. Wilson & Wendy Burk

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Poems of the Black Object(Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also an Associate Professor of Poetry, Fiction and Literature in the Literature Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. His latest books: Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, is forthcoming from Counterpath Press and Lucy 72 will be released by 1913 Press.

Wendy Burk is the author of Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (Delete Press) and the translator of Tedi López Mills’s Against the Current (Phoneme Media), both forthcoming in 2016. She is the recipient of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Projects Fellowship and a 2015 Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

POG Presents: Bernadette Mayer and Charles Alexander

POG, UA Poetry Center, UA Museum of Art, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson Pima Council for the Arts, Arizona Council for the Arts, Poets & Writers, and Arizona Quarterly Present: Bernadette Mayer and Charles Alexander!

POG Presents: Dawn Lundy Martin and John Myers

POG Presents: Dawn Lundy Martin and John Myers

Poet and activist Dawn Lundy Martin earned a BA at the University of Connecticut, an MA at San Francisco State University, and a PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Her poetry collections include Discipline (2011), chosen by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Prize, and A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (2007), which was selected for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Precise, tender, and unflinching, Martin’s work is at once innovative and emotionally fraught. Fanny Howe described the poems in Discipline as “dense and deep. They are necessary, and hot on the eye.”

John Myers’ work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Lungfull, Aufgabe, FENCE, and Dreginald. He grew up in the Endless Mountains.

POG Presents: Bhanu Kapil & John Melillo

Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado where she teaches writing and thinking at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as well as Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat, 2011), and Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2014).

POG Presents: Eileen Myles

Due to a late cancellation, Eileen Myles will be reading alone at Conrad Wilde Gallery on Saturday, November 14th!

Poet, novelist, performer and art journalist Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins.

Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1949, attended Catholic schools in Arlington, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Boston) in 1971. She came to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Her poetic education primarily took place at St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1975 to 1977, through attending readings and participating in workshops led by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, and Paul Violi. From 1984 to 1986 Eileen was the artistic director of St. Mark’s Poetry Project.

From 1977 to 1979 she published dodgems, a poetry magazine that represented a collision of New York School, Language Poetry, performance texts, unconventional prose, as well as tossed-off notes from neighbors and celebrities. In 1977, she co-edited the feminist anthology Ladies Museum, and in 1979 she worked as an assistant to poet James Schuyler. That same year, Eileen was a founding member of the Los Texans Collective (along with Elinor Nauen and Barbara McKay), which went on to produce the play Patriarchy and the spiritual entertainment Joan of Arc.

Eileen Myles has toured and read all over North America and Europe on and off since the early 1980s. Her solo performances include Leaving New York (1989), Life (1991), and Summer in Russia (1996) at PS 122 in New York. Her plays include Feeling Blue (Parts 1, 2, and 3) at Modern Art, and Our Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, written for Alina Troyano and produced at PS 122. In 2004, she wrote the libretto for the opera Hell, composed by Michael Webster. In 2010, she created and directed her Dia Center for the Arts performance piece, The Collection of Silence, which involved dancers, poets, children, visual artists, and Buddhists in a collective public act of silence at the Hispanic Society in New York.

Her other books include Snowflake/different streets (2012), Inferno: A Poet’s Novel ( 2010), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), Sorry, Tree (2007), Tow (2005, with artists Larry C. Collins), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfied Parrish (1995), Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (1994). In 1995, with Liz Kotz, she edited The New Fuck You: Adventures in Lesbian Reading. As a poet and art journalist, she has contributed to a wide number of publications including Art Forum, The New Yorker, Harpers, Parkett, The Believer, Vice, Cabinet, The Nation, TimeOut, Paris Review, and AnOther Magazine. She often contributes essays to catalogs for major exhibitions such as the Whitney and Liverpool Biennials.

Eileen Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, was named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List, and received a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She lives in Marfa, TX and New York.

POG Presents: Eileen Myles & Dodie Bellamy

¡¡¡POG Presents Eileen Myles and Dodie Bellamy!!!

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist and the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of Chelsea Girls, both forthcoming from Ecco/Harper Collins in 2015.

Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, poet, and essayist who specializes in genre-bending work that focuses on feminism, sexuality, cultural artifacts both high and low, and all things queer. This fall Semiotext(e) will publish her third collection of memoirs/essays, following Pink Steam (2004) and Academonia (2006). The new book, _When the Sick Rule the World_, centers on questions of health and illness, both personal and societal. Written over a span of eight years, the collection begins with an investigation of whistling as a gender practice in a racially-torn and class-divided society. The book ends in tech-colonized San Francisco, with an urban witch performing a ritual that rips up the sidewalks.

POG Presents: Dale Smith & Maryrose Larkin, October 17, 2015

Dale Smith has published essays, reviews, poetry, and criticism, including most recently, Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform, 2014) and Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (Alabama, 2012). He earned a PhD in rhetoric from the University of Texas, Austin, and teaches English at Ryerson University, Toronto. His scholarly and creative work contributes ways of understanding public space and private feelings associated with objects, dreams, memory, and geographic regions.

Smith is the author of four books of poetry, many of them available through Small Press Distribution. He has published essays, reviews, and poems in Best American Poetry, Bookforum, Chicago Review, Jacket Magazine, and other print and online journals.

Maryrose Larkin:

Maryrose Larkin lives in Tucson, AZ, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009) and The name of This Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010) Marrowing (Airfoil, 2010) and The Identification of Ghosts (Chax, 2013). Her work has been included in the anthologies I’ll Down My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Maryrose was a founding member of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, from 2002 until 2013,and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is an occasional participant in language master-based performance. Maryrose received her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art. She keeps her friends close and her muses closer.

http://maryroselarkin.blogspot.com/

POG & Friends, September 19, 2015

Welcome 2015-2016 with a crazy quilt of Tucson’s literary and arts world, presented by POG and its many many Tucson friends!

May 12, 2011

Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton
at “Z” Mansion reading from their collaborative book STEALTH

Introduction by TC Tolbert (6:39)

Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton (40:57)
Q&A (9:52)

April 2, 2011

Rae Armantrout reading at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Cosponsored by Arizona Quarterly

Introduction by Charles Alexander (3:03)
Rae Armantrout (25:44)
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