Saturday, October 18, 2008

A (Last Minute) Reading

I just received an announcement via email about an upcoming event that looks very interesting. I will just post the whole announcement verbatim (with thanks to Monika for sending it along):

Please join us for the third round of A (Last Minute) Reading @ le
petit xixoao. As usual, it's an informal (and informally bilingual)
reading and discussion of experimental writing & translation to be
followed by free-form discussion. Includes delicious xiaoxiao snacks!

Our featured readers are Shanghai-New York poet Lynn Xu, currently in
Shanghai on a Fulbright grant, and visiting Los Angeles poet and
translator Jen Hofer, currently in Shanghai on pleasure, but willing
to do "business" for an evening (to our pleasure). See below for more
info on both poets.

Time: Monday, October 20 – 7:30pm
Place: xiaoxiao: 626 no.2 Fuxing Zhong Lu, between Maoming Lu and
Ruijin Er Lu (closer to Maoming. Turn into the lane and make your
first left - the building is to your right.)
Cost: 25rmb includes one drink + snacks
Questions? call David at 134 0211 2418 or email him at

Jen Hofer's recent publications include an epistolary and poetic
collaboration with Patrick Durgin, The Route (Atelos, 2008), a
translation of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores
Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008), lip wolf, a
translation of Laura Solórzano's lobo de labio (Action Books, 2007),
and Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by
Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin
Nombre, 2003). Her forthcoming books are from the valley of death
(Ponzipo), Laws (Dusie Books) and a book-length series of
anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press). She has published
poems and translations in numerous small-press publications, including
1913, Aufgabe, Black Clock, Bomb, DISASTER, The Brooklyn Rail, eough,
Jacket, Mar con Soroche, Primary Writing and War and Peace. Jen Lives
in Los Angeles, where she teaches poetics in the MFA Writing Program
at CalArts, works as a Spanish-language interpreter with the Los
Angeles County Superior Courts, and is happily a founding member of
the City of Angels Ladies' Bicycle Association, also known as The
Whirly Girls.

Lynn Xu was born Shanghai. She co-edits Canarium Books with poets
Josh Edwards, Robyn Schiff, and Nick Twemlow. Her poems have appeared
in Best American Poetry 2008, The Walrus, Tinfish, 6x6,Eoagh, and
forthcoming in 1913: A Journal of Forms, Court Green, andZoland. She
currently lives in Shanghai, on a Fulbright, and she hates to admit
it, but she really misses her books and, well, all the other things
floating in a storage room somewhere in lower Manhattan.

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