Future Concrete | readings & future soup

Join the poets involved in Unit/Pitt Projects’ exhibition Future Concrete: Poetry After This for an evening of readings at TCR’s event/office/kitchen space. Readers include US poets Ivy Johnson, Kate Robinson and Sidony O’neal, as well as Vancouver-based poets Anahita Jamali Rad, Donato Mancini, Danielle LaFrance and Jordan Abel. Free soup will be available and donations for the visiting writers are welcomed.

Thursday, March 3, 7:00pm
281 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver

Future Concrete: Poetry After This is curated by Gabriel Saloman

About the readers:

Ivy Johnson is a poet and educator in Oakland. She is a founding member of The Third Thing, an Oakland based feminist performance art group. Her chapbook, Walt Disney’s Light Show Extravaganza, was published by Boog City in 2011. Her book As They Fall, a collection of notecards for aelatoric ritual, was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Born Again. You can find more of her work at her blog.

Kate Robinson is a poet and intermedia book artist living in Oakland, CA where she co-curates the Manifest Reading and Workshop Series and creates artists’ books as Manifest Press. Kate is the 2014 Mills College Book Art Teaching Fellow, and has taught workshops at The Evergreen State College, Mills College, California College of the Arts, and Oakland School for the Arts. Her recent work can be found in Eleven Eleven, Where Eagles Dare, and in 580 Split.

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, where his studies focus on digital humanities and indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of indigenous peoples in anthropology and popular culture.

Danielle LaFrance is an MA student, occasional librarian, and poet based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. She is the author of Species Branding (CUE Books, 2010) as well as the chapbook Pink Slip (Standard Ink & Copy Press, 2013). She co-curates About a Bicycle, a self-identified women’s critical theory reading and journal series.

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks and visual art. His books and chapbooks include: Snowline (2015), You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012), Buffet World (2011), Fact ‘N’ Value (2011), Hell Passport no.22 (2008), Æthel (2007), 58 Free Coffees (2006) and Ligatures (2005). His most recent full-length book, Loitersack (2014), is a labyrinthine commonplace book where critical, theoretical and paraliterary tendencies intersect in the forms of poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, laugh particles and many many questions.

sidony o’neal is [still, yet, often] learning to read. She is the transcreator of a book of poems and essays entitled Prognosis: Decolonial Poetic Exhale. sidony is 1/7th of the Mini Chapbook Press — a collective interested in the informal distribution of tiny books and text objects; she is the author of the mini chapbook f a c e bowl. sidony lives and studies in Portland, OR.

Anahita Jamali Rad’s work involves feminist-materialist interjections into dominant ideology with regard to love, violence, and capital. She is an organizing and founding member of the women’s critical reading and discussion group, About a Bicycle, and co-editor for the journal with the same name. Additionally, she is a member of the Mini Chap Book Press, with which she has published You & Me Baby and the forthcoming Un In Uni Form.

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