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New Writing Series Spring 2011

Olga Garcia Echeverria, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space
Olga Garcia Echeverria Born and raised in East Los Angeles, California, Olga García Echeverría has shared her cucaracha-obsessed-Spanglish poesía with audiences throughout the Southwest, in Nueva York, Minneapolis, North Carolina, Mexico City, Cuba, and France. Many moons ago, her spoken-broken creations were recorded on Raza Spoken Here: Vol I (Calaca Press 1999), When Skin Peels (2000) and This Machine Accepts: 2Track (Technica Curiosa, Ireland, 2002). In 2004, she co-edited Under What Bandera? Anti-War Ofrendas from Minnesota y Califas; and in 2008, she edited This Poem Called My Body, a short collection of poetry by young Latina writers from Southern California.

Olga's poetry has appeared in several anthologies, among them Lavandería: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words (City Works Press 2009) and Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language (Calaca Press and Red Salmon Press 2007). Her first book Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas (Calaca Press and Chibcha Press 2008) was a Small Press Distributor bestseller in 2009. Her latest creative endeavor, Lovely Little Creatures, is a self-published chapbook made of recycled cardboard. She currently lives and teaches in Los Angeles and is also a visiting lecturer at UCSD.

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Davis SchneidermanWednesday, April 13, 2011 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space
Davis Schneiderman Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of eight print and audio works, including the recent novels Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern) and Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), with audio from Dj Spooky; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game (Nebraska). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse, and he is a contributor to The Nervous Breakdown and Big Other. 2010-11 appearances include the University of Notre Dame, the Ukrainian Embassy in D.C, the Chicago Cultural Center, the University of London Institute in Paris, and The New School, among others. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing.

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Myung Mi Kim, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space
Myung Mi Kim Myung Mi Kim is Professor of English and the Director of the Poetics Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She is the author of Penury (Omnidawn), River Antes  (Atticus Finch Books), Commons (University of California Press), DURA (Sun & Moon and Nightboat Books), The Bounty (Chax), and Under Flag (Kelsey St. Press). Kim is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity.  She was awarded The Multicultural Publisher's Exchange Award of Merit for Under Flag; she also received a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, multiple awards from the Fund for Poetry, and a Daesan Foundation Translation Grant. Her work has been anthologized in American Poets in the 21st Century: The New American Poetics, American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry, Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, Premonitions: Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry among other volumes.

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Heriberto Yépez and Jerome Rothenberg Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility: Performance Space

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Heriberto Yépez

Heriberto Yépez is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, dealing with American and Mexican literature and culture in general. He teaches art theory and criticism at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, in Tijuana, and is visiting professor at UCSD for this Spring quarter. He has received several national awards for his books in Spanish. His titles in English include: Here Is Tijuana (Black Dog, 2006); Wars. Threesomes. Drafts. & Mothers (Factory School, 2008) and Babellebab: Non-Poetry on the End of Translation (Duration Press, 2003). He defines himself as a post-Mexican writer. Heriberto Yepez studied philosophy and psycotherapy and teaches art theory and criticism at the Autonomous University of Baja California, in Tijuana. He’s the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, experimental fiction, novels, theory and literary criticism in Spanish, including Tijuanologías (Umbral-UABC, 2006); A.B.U.R.T.O (Sudamericana, 2005); El órgano de la risa; El Imperio de la Neomemoria (Almadía, 2007); Contra la Tele-Visión (Tumbona, 2008) and Al otro lado (Planeta, 2008). His work in translation include a selection of William Blake’s poetics; José Vasconcelos’ work in English; a poetry anthology and a lengthy prose and poetics anthology of Jerome Rothenberg, and is currently editing the first Charles Bernstein’s essay compilation into Spanish. His English work has appeared in journals such as Chain, Tripwire, Shark, and Cross Cultural Poetics. His Babellebab: Non-Poetry on the End of Translation was published in the U.S. by Duration Press in 2003, and Wars. Threesomes. Drafts. & Mothers by Factory School in 2008. He currently lives in Tijuana, México and is visiting professor at UCSD for this Spring quarter. He defines himself as a post-Mexican writer.

Jerome Rothenberg Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known poet, translator, anthologist, and performance artist with over eighty books of poetry and ten assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and Poems for the Millennium.  His Poetics & Polemics 1985-2005 [essays] appeared in 2008, and a nineteenth-century prequel to Poems for the Millennium was published in January 2009.  Triptych, his thirteenth book of poems from New Directions, appeared in 2007, and books of poetry published since 2009 include Gematria Complete, Concealments & Caprichos, and Retrievals: Uncollected & New Poems 1955-2010.  He has until recently been a professor of visual arts and literature at the University of California, San Diego. He has until recently been a professor of visual arts and literature at the University of California, San Diego.



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