Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gluck, Hasegawa, Quinn, Seidenberg, & Fry 9/29 @ Ford Food & Drink

Switch No. 47: We're thrilled to host Robert Glück, Kreg Hasegawa, Hajara Quinn, and Steven Seidenberg; plus a Q&A with artist Jolyn Fry

Where: Ford Food and Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland 

When: Saturday, September 29, 7 pm sharp

Robert Glück served as director of San Francisco State University’s Poetry Center, co-director of Small Press Traffic Literary Center, and associate editor at Lapis Press. His books include two novels, Jack the Modernist and Margery Kempe, two books of stories, Elements and Denny Smith, a book of poems and short prose, Reader, and with Kathleen Fraser, a book of prose poems, In Commemoration of the Visit. With Camille Roy, Mary Berger, and Gail Scott, he edited Biting the Error: Writers on Narrative. Glück prefaced Between Life and Death, a book of Frank Moore’s paintings, and he made the film Aliengnosis with Dean Smith. Most recently, Glück published Communal Nude: Collected Essays, and Parables, an editioned artist book with Cuban artists Jose Angel Toirac and Meira Marrero Díaz. In 2019, Margery Kempe will be republished by New York Review of Books Classics. Glück lives “high on a hill” in San Francisco.

Kreg Hasegawa is the author of two chapbooks: The New Crustacean (2006) and 3 Tales (2018). New work is due out in Tether. He is the editor of Smoke Specs, a chapbook press. He lives in Seattle and works as a dutiful public librarian.

Hajara Quinn lives in Portland OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Her poems have appeared in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. Her first book, Coolth (Big Lucks 2018), was the winner of the Ruth Stone First Book Prize.

Writer and artist Steven Seidenberg is the author of Situ (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Itch (RAW ArT Press, 2014), Null Set (Spooky Actions Books, 2015), and numerous chapbooks of verse and aphorism, including Duration Knows No Law (ypolita press, 2016). He co-edited the three issues of pallaksch.pallaksch. (Instance Press, 2014-2018), is a member of the Right Window artists collective, and has had shows of his visual work in the US, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Italy. His collections of photographs include Pipevalve: Berlin (Lodima Press, 2017) and Choshi (Littlefield's, 2017).

Jolyn Fry was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1996. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, the following year, she has exhibited her continually evolving body of work in many group and solo shows. Whether depicting literal, physical landscapes or those of a more personal, emotional nature, Jolyn says, 'Surrendering to my artistic process grants me the kindest perspective of myself and the life that moves around me.’ She currently works as a teacher at Radius Community Art Studio in SE Portland.

*photo courtesy of Migyoung Won