THE MYOPIC POETRY SERIES — a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks
Myopic Books in Chicago —
All readings begin at 7:00 / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor
This SATURDAY at Myopic Books:
Saturday, April 24 – Ben Doller & Sandra Doller
Ben DOLLER is the author of three books: Radio, Radio (LSU Press, 2001, selected for the 2000 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets by Susan Howe), FAQ: (Ahsahta Press, 2009), and Dead Ahead (Fence Books, 2010). Doller co-edits the Kuhl House Contemporary Poets series from the University of Iowa Press and was recently hired as Assistant Professor in George Mason University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He lives with his lady, Sandra Doller, and their animals.
Sandra DOLLER has a new name. Her first book Oriflamme (a word featured in the 2009 National Spelling Bee) was published by Ahsahta Press in 2005 and her second collection Chora is freshly out from Ahsahta; she recently finished a new manuscript called Man Years. Doller is the founder & editrice of the curiously named 1913 a journal of forms/1913 Press. She lives all over with her man, Ben Doller, and their pups, Ronald Johnson and Kiki Smith.
This SUNDAY at Myopic Books:
Sunday, April 25 – Matvei Yankelevich & Barry Schwabsky
Barry SCHWABSKY is an American poet and art critic living in London. His new collection of poems, Book Left Open in the Rain, is published imminently by Black Square Editions and is available from Small press Distribution (http://spdbooks.org/details.asp?BookID=9...). He writes reguarly for The Nation and Artforum (where he also co-edits the international reviews section), among others. He is the author of Opera: Poems 1981-2002 (Meritage Press) and The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press) as well as several chapbooks of poetry and contributions to dozens of books and exhibition catalogues on contemporary and modern art.
Matvei YANKELEVICH’s books and chapbooks include Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), The Present Work (Palm Press), and Writing in the Margin (Loudmouth Collective). His writing has appeared in Action Yes!, Boston Review, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Open City, Tantalum, Typo, Zen Monster, and other little magazines. His translations from Russian have cropped up in Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and the New Yorker and in some anthologies, including OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern) and Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (FSG). His translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Ardis/Overlook) and received praise from the TLS, the Guardian, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe (No. 8, Fall 2009) and has written essays on Russian-American poetry for Octopus magazine online. In NYC, he teaches at Hunter College and Columbia University School of the Arts. At Ugly Duckling Presse, he designs and/or edits many and various books, is the editor of the Eastern European Poets Series, and a co-editor of 6×6. He lives in Brooklyn.