The Switch is thrilled to host David Buuck and Juliana Spahr reading from their collaborative book Army of Lovers just out from City Lights, along with Portland's own Stacey Tran.
When: Thursday, February 20, 8:00 pm FREE
Where: Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), 1001 SE Division St., Portland
David Buuck lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. He performs with Abby Crain's LOOK and teaches comp at Mills College and Bard College. An Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is just out from City Lights, and SITE CITE CITY will be published by Futurepoem in 2014. Publications, writing & performance samples, and further info available via davidbuuck.com
Juliana Spahr edits the book series Chain Links with Jena Osman and the collectively funded Subpress with nineteen other people and just began editing Commune Editions with Jasper Bernes and Joshua Clover. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse and organized the one day symposium "Beyond Oakland." She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan U P, 2002). With Joshua Clover, she has twice organized somewhat free schools, the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011), written on politics, on manifestos, applied for a job at the Poetry Foundation, and organized, with Chris Chen too, the conference Poetry and/or Revolution.
Stacey Tran is an editor at the poetry press Poor Claudia with Drew Swenhaugen, Travis Meyer, Nick Van Eck, and co-editor of Pocket Notes with Travis Meyer, an online journal on process. She curated a sensory-based performance dinner with Jessalyn Wakefield, and is currently marketing coordinator at an architecture firm, and director of the non-profit urban platform Project Cityscope. Her most recently completed writing project is Scrim, a syntactic erasure of John Ashbery’s book, Three Poems. Currently, through Cityscope she is heading The New Structure (a series of presentations that explore architectures of the community, the urban fabric, environments, the poetic, the body, space, and the imagination), and with Travis Meyer is planning a discussion panel on perspectives of the evolving book object. She is a native of Portland, OR. Links: