Friday, June 10, 2005

[I want the following to get in front of as many local eyes as possible, so expect no further postage until Mon. Oh -- and check out my guest-post of AF/EC-related songs over at moistworks.]

Please join us for a reading by poets JOSHUA CLOVER and JEN HOFER, with short films by LEE ANN SCHMITT. Bios and links below.

Date and Time: Sunday, June 12; 6 p.m.

Location: Kristi Engle Gallery, 453 S. Spring St., Suite 741
(Spring Arts Tower, 7th Floor); (213)-629-2358

Suggested Donation: $4


Joshua Clover’s books are Madonna anno domini (Louisiana State), The Matrix (British Film Institute), and the forthcoming The Totality for Kids (University of California). His critical and cultural writing appears widely, from the Village Voice to the booklet accompanying a recent DVD issue of Godard’s Band of Outsiders. He lives in Berkeley, and is Associate Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Davis.

Read "The Map Room."

Jen Hofer is the author of Slide Rule (subpress) and Lawless (Seeing Eye). She is the editor and translator of Sin peurtas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women; her translations of contemporary Mexican poetry are also featured in a recent issue of the journal Aufgabe. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches in The Bridge Program, a free humanities program for low-income adults, works as a court interpreter, and is a founding member of the City of Angels Ladies’ Bicycle Association, a.k.a. The Whirly Girls.

Listen to part of a recent reading.

Lee Ann Schmitt is a writer and director who works in both film and performance, making work that believes that the everyday moments of life can transcend and inspire. Her films include The Wash (2005), Nightingale (2002, Rotterdam Film Festival), and Las Vegas (2001). She lives in Los Angeles, in someone's backyard, trying to keep her few plants alive.

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