Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October 18: David Buuck, Juliana Spahr, Katy Bohinc, Mark Johnson

GENERAL IDEA #13 is coming up!

On Friday October 18 at 7PM at Brickbat Books, come to hear David Buuck, Juliana Spahr, Katy Bohinc, and Mark Johnson.

Juliana Spahr edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links, with nineteen other poets she edits of the collectively funded Subpress, and with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes she will begin editing Commune Editions. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse (forthcoming from City Lights). She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan U P, 2002). And several times she has organized free schools with Joshua Clover: the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011).

David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. An Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is just out from City Lights, and SITE CITE CITY will be published by Futurepoem in 2014.

Katy Bohinc is a poet and digital media strategist for the Democractic Party of China.  She co-edits COYDUP a poetry pamphlet decidated to hand-to-hand distribution at and around Occupy events with Meg Ronan.  Work has recently appeared in Armed Cell, and is forthcoming in Poor Claudia, Apartment, & Open Letters Monthly.  She has a background in math, comp litt, China, France & Buenos Aires.  She lives in Manhattan.

Mark Johnson lives in Philadelphia, where he runs Hiding Place, a record / book shop / reading space. His latest book is DREAM OF A LIKE PLACE, a chap published by SUS, the new press operated by Eddie Hopely and Astrid Lorange.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

GI 12: Joe Hall, Stephanie Barber, Scott Garson

GENERAL IDEA returns in the fall with series # 12!

On Saturday September 28 at 7PM at Brickbat Books, come to hear Joe Hall, Stephanie Barber and Scott Garson read from their new books!

Stephanie Barber is a writer and artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her chapbook poems was published by Bronze Skull Press in 2006 and her book these here separated… was reprinted in 2010 by Publishing Genius Press who have also just published her recent book Night Moves. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films are distributed by Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. More can be learned at her website http://www.stephaniebarber.com/

Joe Hall is the author of The Devotional Poems (Black Ocean 2013), Pigafetta Is My Wife, and, with Chad Hardy, The Container Store Vols. I &II. His poems, fiction, book reviews, and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Octopus, Puerto Del Sol, HTMLGiant, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He lives with the poet Cheryl Quimba in Buffalo, NY.

Scott Garson is the author of IS THAT YOU, JOHN WAYNE?--a collection of stories--and AMERICAN GYMNOPEDIES, a book of microfictions. His fiction has won awards from Playboy, The Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation and Dzanc Books, and he has work in or coming from Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Hobart, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant and others. He edits the Pushcart-Prize-winning journal of very short fiction, Wigleaf.