Sunday, October 19, 2014

Reminder: Poets Ed Roberson and Truong Tran at ATA @ Sun Oct 19, 2014 5pm - 6pm (Queer Things)

Poets Ed Roberson and Truong Tran at ATA

October 19, 2014 at 5pm
at Artist Television Access, 992 Valencia
doors open at 5/event at 5:30p/
admission $6-10
no one turned away for lack of funds
Presented by Small Press Traffic
SPT members free

A reading and conversation with Ed Roberson and Troung Tran hosted by former SPT Director Elizabeth Treadwell/

Ed Roberson is the author of eight books of poetry, including Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In, a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and a recent collection, The New Wing of the Labyrinth (Singing Horse Press, 2010). HisAtmosphere Conditions was selected for the National Poetry Series and nominated for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets. His latest book, To See the Earth Before the End of the World, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in fall 2010. A recipient of the Lila Wallace Writers' Award and the 2008 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, he is Distinguished Artist in Residence at Northwestern University.

Roberson’s limnology studies have taken him to Alaska, Afognak Island and Bermuda. Twice a team member of the Explorers’ Club of Pittsburgh’s South American Expeditions, he has climbed mountains in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes and explored the upper Amazon jungle. He has been a diver for the Pittsburgh Aquazoo, motorcycled across the United States, and traveled in Mexico, the Caribbean, Nigeria and West Africa. His wide-ranging investigations, both geographical and intellectual, inform a poetics encompassing “startling and just metaphors” and “acrobatic leaps and counter-leaps of thought.” (Reginald Gibbons) He has been described in the American Book Review as one of those deeply skilled poets—like William Bronk, Jack Spicer, and Gustaf Sobin—who have worked far outside that matrix of professional critics and reviewers where literary reputations are determined."

Truong Tran is a visual artist and the author of The Book of Perceptions, placing the accents, dust and conscience, within the margin, four letter words, and a children’s book, Going Home Coming Home. The Book of Perceptions was a finalist for The Kiriyama Prize and placing the accents (Apogee Press, 1999) was a finalist for the Western States Prize for Poetry. dust and conscience (Apogee Press, 2002) was awarded the San Francisco State Poetry Center Prize. His honors include grants from The Fund for Poetry, The Creative Work Fund, The Cultural Equity Grant, and The California Arts Council Grant. Truong lives in San Francisco where he is currently teaching poetry at San Francisco State University and Mills College.

Sun Oct 19, 2014 5pm – 6pm Pacific Time
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