Sunday, March 18, 2012

Karmin, Trinidad, Mayer, Good - Tonight at Myopic Books Chicago

TONIGHT, Sunday, March 18 at Myopic Books, 7pm

JENNIFER KARMIN has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets. Her poems are widely published in anthologies and journals, like A Sing Economy, Come Together: Imagine Peace, Not A Muse, The City Visible, and in journals such as, Court Green, Everyday Genius, Fact-Simile, and The Brooklyn Rail.

Originally from Los Angeles, DAVID TRINIDAD has been called "a master of the postmodern pop-culture sublime." His work is also associated with the innovative formalism of the New York School. Alice Notley has written, "There is an unwavering light in all of Trinidad's work that turns individual words into objects, new facts." His most recent books are Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems (2011), The Late Show (2007), and By Myself (with D.A. Powell, 2009), all published by Turtle Point Press. His poems have appeared in such periodicals as The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harper's, The Paris Review, and Tin House. Trinidad teaches at Columbia College Chicago and co-edits the journal Court Green.

BERNADETTE MAYER’s poetry has been praised by John Ashbery as “magnificent.” Brenda Coultas calls her a master of “devastating wit.” Mayer is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry, including Midwinter Day, Sonnets, The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, and Poetry State Forest. Recently published are her works Studying Hunger Journals and Ethics of Sleep. A former director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery and co-editor of the conceptual magazine 0 to 9 with Vito Acconci, Mayer has been a key figure on the New York poetry scene for decades.

PHILIP GOOD is the author of Untitled Writings from a Member of the Blank Generation (Trembling Pillow Press, 2011). He is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and co-edited with Bill Denoyelles, the last of the mimeograph poetry magazines, Blue Smoke. He has given poetry readings all across America and abroad. He now lives in a former shtetl next to the Tsatsawassa and Kinderhook creeks with Bernadette Mayer.

Myopic Books Poetry Series curator: Larry Sawyer/Myopic Books/1564 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Conveniently located near the Damen Blue Line CTA stop.