Tomorrow, August 27th (6pm), at the San Francisco Public Library is “The RADAR Reading Series: Underground + Independent Writers + Artists”, hosted by Michelle Tea. This event is free and features Dodie Bellamy, Alejandro Murguía, Stephen Boyer and Carmella Fleming.
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book Cunt Norton (Les Figues), a sequel to her Firecracker Award winning Cunt-Ups, cunts the Norton Anthology of Poetry. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, and the Letters of Mina Harker. Time Out New York named her chapbook Barf Manifesto (Ugly Duckling) “Best Book Under 30 Pages” for 2009.
Alejandro Murguía is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love (both winners of the American Book Award). His non-fiction book The Medicine of Memory highlights the Mission District in the 1970s during the Nicaraguan Solidarity movement. He is a founding member and the first director of The Mission Cultural Center. He was a founder of The Roque Dalton Cultural Brigade, and co-editor of Volcán: Poetry From Central America. Currently he is a professor in Latina Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of the short story “The Other Barrio” which first appeared in the anthology San Francisco Noir and recently filmed in the street of the Mission District. In poetry he has published Spare Poems, and this year a new collection Native Tongue. In Spring 2014 City Lights Books will release his new collection of poetry Stray Poems. He is the Sixth San Francisco Poet Laureate and the first Latino poet to hold the position.
Stephen Boyer is the author of “Parasite” (Publication Studios), “GHOSTS” (Bent Boy Books), “The Form of Things” (2nd Floor Projects), plus they curate the blog minorprogression.com, and with the help of countless others they compiled the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. This past year they built an installation at The Center for Book Arts (Jan-March 2013) involving both the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology and the Peoples Free Library, which Boyer was a member. They’ve also shown all kinds of experimental work in countless nightclubs and party settings.
Carmella Fleming is a poet residing in Berkeley. She is the author of numerous chapbooks, and her work appears in Faggot Dinosaur, Milvia Street, and the forthcoming Vincent Van Gogh Gogh. She co-hosts the reading series, Lets Be Loose and Relaxed. Her work deals with matters of mental illness, Gertrude Stein, and her laid back lesbian lifestyle.
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