Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Myopic Poetry Series

Tuesday, Aug 17
Myopic Bookstore
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor

Nico Vassilakis, Crag Hill, and James Yeary

James YEARY is a poet and visual/performance artist living in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Spare Room collective for whom he recently organized a festival of poetry for multiple voices. He is publisher of the chapbook series c_L books and is co-author (with Nate Orton) of the zine series my day. His work has appeared in ditch, Peaches & Bats, and SHIFTER.

Crag HILL until recently edited SCORE, one of only two journals dedicated exclusively to concrete/visual poetry. In the last three decades his work has appeared in over 100 journals and anthologies, including several available on-line. with Nico Vassilakis, he is editing the first major anthology of visual poetry, The Last Vispo anthology, due out this fall. His creative and critical works in progress can be found at http://www.facebook.com/l/1d0cbOFjBXDUlZfdgHbbZJJ6JVg;scorecard.typepad.com.

Nico VASSILAKIS is a multimedia artist, poet and writer. He was a curator for the Subtext Reading Series in Seattle. His visual poetry videos have been shown at festivals and exhibitions of innovative language arts. Vassilakis’ writings have appeared in numerous magazines, including: Ribot, Caliban, Aufgabe, Chain, Talisman, Central Park and Golden Handcuffs Review. His latest publications are TEXT LOSES TIME, a Vispo essay staReduction from BookThug, Disparate Magnets and Protracted Type, a collection of visual poetry, and recently, West of Dodge. Along with Crag Hill, Nico is currently editing The Last Vispo Anthology with 130 contributors from 25 countries

Contact curator Larry Sawyer for booking information and requests.

E-mail: larrysawyerpoet@yahoo.com


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