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    Thursday, April 27, 2006


    Cervical vertebrae

    one of 7 heel to toe heel to toe we walk down Valencia in a parade like formation the human spine is stick straight and a locale of everyone is in place, it clicks your neck is more than a region of the body in which we are connected
    the 1st cervical vertebra
    the 2nd cervical vertebra;
    pivot this way, pivot that
    serves as a pivot for
    quick turn your head, catch the blue jay in flight

    also called neckbone

    Lumbar vertebrae

    any of them vertebrae stick straight and situated as in a car seat as in a place
    there is not an in between there is only above and below
    that in
    that out
    we are all human(s) this construct is addressing only five in number
    a grand total of something, a matter of course

    also called vertebral column or spinal

    Thoracic vertebrae

    any of the 12 stacked up one on top of the other the vertebrae of course does it matter that we are dorsal characterized by
    too many particulars, an articulation with a what, a who, a now, check your voice mail
    pivot and turn, turn and pivot on
    a voice, a throat catch

    also dorsal vertebra

    Sunday, April 23, 2006

    Literary Panel on the Bay Area Literary Community

    Literary Panel on the Bay Area Literary Community
    Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:30pm

    San Francisco State University
    Poetry Center
    Humanities Building, Room 512
    1600 Holloway Ave.

    The Bay Area Literary Community:
    What small presses, literary journals, MFA programs, bloggers, and reading series are doing to foster cross genre work, support collaboration, & grow the literary community.

    Featuring Panelists:

    * Jack Boulware from Litquake
    * Page McBee & Michael co-curators of Go. A reading series
    * Brent Foster Jones & Youmna Chlala co-editors of eleven eleven {1111}
    * Bucky Sinister of Last Gasp
    * Stephanie Young, Blogger & Mills College Administrator

    Litquake-Jack Boulware

    Litquake Mission Statement: Litquake galvanizes the Bay Area’s thriving literary scene by bringing emerging, mid-career and established authors together with fans of the written word for a week of readings, performances, cross-media events, and panel discussions. We strive to foster interest in literature, to perpetuate a sense of community by making the solitary social, and to publicize San Francisco’s literary heritage, present and future. Litquake represents an ideal complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals – and is unique as the only literary festival in the city. All Litquake events are open to the public and free or low-cost ($5-$10), so that all fans of the written word, from children to seniors, are able to attend.

    Jack Boulware: Grew up in rural Montana. He has written two nonfiction social history books, Sex, American Style and San Francisco Bizarro, and has appeared in anthologies and won a few journalism awards. From 1989-1995 I was founding editor of the satirical investigative Nose magazine, and for several years wrote a column for SF Weekly. I currently contribute regularly to a wide variety of publications, and have traveled to many countries and throughout the U.S. in search of a cool story. Occasionally I do live readings and panel discussions, and appear on Air America Radio and in television documentaries. I’m also the co-founder and director of San Francisco’s annual Litquake literary festival.

    Go. Reading Series-Page McBee & Michael Braithwaite

    Go. – a monthly, curated, cross-media collaboration series. Go. focuses on bringing together a visual artist, writer, and audio artist/ musician and charges them to come up with something completely new. Go. participants only have a theme and a very short time line to guide them, and the entire exhibition is up for one night only. Go.'s primary focus is to bring together artists across lines of culture, gender, sexuality, race, and generation, to create an experience that truly blends issues of identity and medium. The first Friday of every month, three Bay Area artists will work together to transcend categorization.

    Michael Braithwaite is a painter originally from Nashville, TN. She attended Massachusetts College of Art, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003. Her work has been shown in Nashville's Cumberland Gallery, the Nashville Public Library, Boston's Bakalar Gallery, Boston's Oni Gallery, and Somerville's The Someday Gallery. She also has worked on public art projects at the Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum in Nashville, and the Children's Floating Hospital in Boston. She is currently the co-curator and co-organizer of the monthly cross media collaborative arts event series entitled Go.

    Eleven Eleven {1111}-Brent Foster Jones & Youmna Chlala

    Founded in 2004 as an annual journal of literature and art, Eleven
    Eleven {1111} is a test-site for writers and artists to risk and
    experiment. A primary goal is to serve as a forum of exchange about the
    creative process. The forthcoming 2006 issue will feature work by
    artists Mark Bradford, Tim Davis, and Yoon Lee; writings by Chris
    Tokar,Charles Mcleod, and Gemini Wahhaj; and interviews with artist Wangechi
    Mutu and writer Daniel Alarcorn.

    Youmna Chlala is a writer and visual artist. She is the founder and
    co-editor of Eleven Eleven {1111}, Journal of Literature and Art, and a
    faculty member at California College of the Arts. Nominated for a Ruth
    Lilly Poetry Prize, she has been published in the MIT of Middle Eastern
    Studies, among others. She is the recipient of a Headlands Center for
    the Arts Residency, where she will be working on her novel about
    architecture and fate in Beyrouth and Los Angeles.

    Brent Foster Jones is a writer and teacher and is co-editor of Eleven
    Eleven {1111}, Journal of Literature and Art. He lectures in the
    writing programs at California College of the Arts and teaches for the San
    Francisco Arts Education Project. He is at work on a collection of
    stories set in Louisiana.

    Last Gasp-Bucky Sinister

    Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground comic books in the world, as well as being a distributor of all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo and art books.

    Stephanie Young-Blogger & Mills College Administrator

    Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland, at Mills College, where she is the program coordinator for the English Graduate Program and teaches in the undergraduate program. Her first book of poetry, Telling the Future Off, appeared from Tougher Disguises Press in 2005, and she is the editor of Bay Poetics, forthcoming from Faux Press in 2006. Her blog, The Well Nourished Moon, (now at www.stephanieyoung.org/blog) has been up and running since 2003.

    For more information visit www.14hills.net

    Sunday, April 16, 2006

    Lifesize Mouse Trap!

    Giant Mouse Trap 2006 024
    Originally uploaded by kris497.

    Remember the game Mouse Trap?

    Giant Mouse Trap 2006 004
    Originally uploaded by kris497.

    Yup, this is a life size version. Pretty crazy.

    Thursday, April 13, 2006

    Independent Press Spotlight

    Independent Press Spotlight
    Intersection for the Arts
    446 Valencia St. Between 15th & 16th (Mission)
    with 14 Hills & Instant City
    Tuesday April 18, 2006 at 7:30pm
    $5-15/sliding scale

    This evening provides a unique opportunity to meet some of our leading local writers, publishers, and performers and learn first-hand what drives the Bay Area's local independent publishing community.

    Fourteen Hills(est. 1994) is a semiannual journal focusing on a great diversity of innovative and experimental poetry, fiction, short plays, nonfiction, and visual art; they feature Noah Eli Gordon & Pamela Ryder.

    Instant City (est. 2004) is a semiannual magazine capturing the frenetic energy of San Francisco through works of fiction, non-fiction, and visual arts; they feature writers Lynn Rapoport & Bucky Sinister.

    "Fourteen Hills is something of a collage itself, boasting a variety of talented writers from San Francisco and from around the world." - New Pages Literary Magazine Reviews

    "[Instant City embodies] the psychogeographic map of literary San Francisco..." - SF Bay Guardian

    14 Hills Featured Readers:

    Pamela Ryder's fiction has been published in many litereary journals. She has just completed a collection of stories about the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.

    Noah Eli Gordon is the author of the book-length poem The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises, 2003), a collection of three long poems The Area of Sound Called the Subtone, (Ahsahta Press, 2004), an e-book notes toward the spectacle (Duration Press) and chapbooks from Margin to Margin, Anchorite Press, and Anon Books. His reviews have appeared in dozens of journals, including Boston Review, The Poker, Rain Taxi, Jacket, and The St. Marks Poetry Project Newsletter. Forthcoming publications include an audio CD from Kites Are Fun!, a chapbook written in collaboration with Sara Veglahn from Ugly Duckling Presse, work in Boston Review, Typo, Small Town and many other journals. He currently teaches at the University of Colorado in Denver and maintains a links page here: http://humanverb.blogspot.com/

    Tuesday, April 04, 2006

    Write Write Read Read

    Tonya Foster & Johanna Fuhrman at SPT you shouldn't miss it.

    Here's why:

    How about a picture of a man and a woman squatting?


    Her teeth are still so vertical

    Monday, April 03, 2006

    Overheard-17th & church

    Hey Sunshine!

    Your name's Pablo,

    Remember that.
  • Occasional Work & 7 Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture,Lisa Robertson
  • Observatory Mansions, Edward Carey
  • Siste Viator,Sarah Manguso
  • Point and Line, Thalia Field
  • 1913,issue 2
  • JetSetReady
  • Book Blog
  • Kid Sorrow
  • 14 Hills
  • Other Voices 2008 Younger Poets Anthology
  • Poe25{cent}em
  • sidebrow
  • eleven eleven {11 11}
  • New San Francisco Writing
  • Canwehaveourballback?
  • 42opus
  • Identity Theory
  • TellTaleHeart
  • Bri's Hub
  • Broke Robot
  • Musings from the God of Cities
  • Dinosaur Comics
  • Strong Bad
  • Rejected
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