Poet, professor, and translator Roberto Echavarren, presented by Cardboard House Press and Four Chambers Press, will give a poetry reading and participate in a panel discussion on the politics of translation on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 7 p.m. Echavarren, a renowned Uruguayan poet, will present at the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library (1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004).
After reading selections from his latest collection, The Espresso Between Sleep and Wakefulness, Echavarren will participate in the panel with poet-translators Anthony Seidman and Wendy Burk, moderated by local poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Facebook event page or see Cardboard House Press’s Website.
Echavarren most recent work The Espresso between Sleep and Wakefulness is rooted in both surrealism and contra-constructivist practices. He is a native of Uruguay and a professor of world literature. Echavarren is the co-editor, along with José Kozer and Jacobo Sefamí, of Medusario: muestra de poesía Latinoamericana (Medusario: A Survey of Latin-American Poetry), the leading anthology of poetry in the Neo-Baroque style.
Echavarren’s critical prose addresses the distinctive characteristics of innovative Latin-American poetry. He uses meditations upon androgyny, surrealism and performance, to create a work that bends gender expectations and frees the imagination to pursue the material pleasures of poetry.
This event is presented in affiliation with #WritersResist.
The Edge is a group art show based on written fiction by John Chakravarty. The show will be featuring artists, John Chakravarty, Jason Chakravarty, Mike Butzine, Steve Ciezki, Vincent Gonzalez, Toby Gerhlich, Daniel Tower, Brett Atherton, and Jamison Schlotte.
Opening reception will take place on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Eleventh Monkey Art Gallery (1022 Grand Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007.) There will be live readings to follow. On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 there will be an encore late night reading at 8:30 p.m. Following there will be an after party at the Bikini Lounge. To wrap up the weekend, on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a Hangover Reception at Captain Yohanne’s Bloody Mary Bar.
Come check out the art, meet local artists, and have some refreshments. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more information.
Cactus Well is an event promoting the local literary community in the greater Phoenix area. The panel, consisting of local poets, teachers, and series founders, will discuss the workings of the literary community in Phoenix.
The event will take place on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at 3 p.m. on ASU Tempe’s campus in COOR L1-88.
Panel members include Spillers host Robert Hoekman Jr., Jake Friedman of Four Chambers Press, Spoken-Word Poet Megan Atencia, and Superstition Review’s own Patricia Colleen Murphy. The event will start with a short Q&A concerning literary citizenship, technology and literature, and how to create a successful journal, reading series, or event. There will be refreshments and networking opportunities after.
See the Facebook Event page for more information.
Limited Engagement is a monthly performance and interview series that takes place on the third Friday of every month. This month’s edition of Limited Engagement features a conversation with Sally K. Lehman and Jessica Standifird, authors of In the Fat and Notes From A House Where Silence Is Failing.
Host Jared Duran will discuss life, the universe, and everything with Standifird and Lehman, who are on their spring southwest tour.
For more details please visit the Facebook Event Page. For more information on the authors, visit Lehman’s webpage or Standifird’s webpage.
This event takes place on Friday, April 21st at 7 p.m. at HUB Patio (4610 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013). Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Co-presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Changing Hands Bookstore brings author of The Sympathizer 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to Phoenix. Nguyen will talk about his new short story collection The Refugees at Changing Hands Bookstore’s Phoenix location (300 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The Refugees is a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. It is a collection of stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.
There will be a book signing following the talk. This is a free event. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event page.
For more details please visit Changing Hands Bookstore’s webpage.
Four Chambers Press presents poet Jack Evans for the release of their latest poetry collection, Rain is the Hourglass of Memory. The debut will take place at Practical Art (5070 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85012) on Saturday April 15th, at 5 p.m.
Evans was born on the banks of the Hudson. He is a music enthusiast of all types and enjoys both reading and writing poetry. Evans works have appeared in numerous publications and he has also preformed all over Arizona as well as the rest of the country. Evans is a co-director of the Caffeine Corridor series in downtown Phoenix.
See the Facebook Event page for more details. To order digital and print editions of the book, visit Four Chambers Press website. Online PDF versions cost $5 and and print editions are $18.