#ArtLitPhx: The Politics of Translation with Roberto Echavarren

 

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.

#ArtLitPhx: Cactus Well

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.

#ArtLitPhx: Rain is the Hourglass of Memory by Jack Evans – A Four Chambers Publication

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.

 

#ArtLitPhx: Caffeine Corridor Poetry feat. Jessica Standifird & Sally K. Lehman

The Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series featuring poets Jessica Standifird and Sally K. Lehman, takes place on Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m., at {9} The Gallery. This event is hosted by Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnee Orion in partnership with Four Chambers Press. {9} The Gallery is located on 1229 Grand Ave. Phoenix AZ, 85007. The event is free and open to the public.

Open mic starts at 7 p.m. and sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Lehman will be promoting her novel, In The Fat, and Standifird will be reading from her upcoming memoir, A House Where Silence Is Failing. Both of these works cover topics in abuse, mental health, and teen pregnancy. Lehman’s  novel portrays these topics from a fictional standpoint whereas Standifird’’s in memoir point of view.

Lehman is the author of the Young Adult novel In The Fat as well as the books Small Minutes, The Unit – Room 154, and Living in the Second Tense. Her work can also be found in numerous literary magazines including Lunch Ticket and The Coachella Review. 

Standifird has performed her work across the country and her poetry and prose can be found in Perceptions: A Magazine Of The Arts, Microfiction Monday Magazine, and Bear The Pall: An Anthology On The Loss Of Parents. Standifird is also a musician, and plays with the Portland, Oregon band, Bright & Shiny.

Sally K. Lehman and Jessica Standifird both hail from Portland, Oregon will be touring the Southwest in April, 2017.

For more information visit the Facebook Events page.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chamber Press at Canal Convergence 2017

Canal Convergence

This year at the 2017 Canal Convergence, Four Chambers Press presents Eloisa Amezcua, Sally Ball, Alicia Brall, Giancarlo Huapaya, Amy Lerman, Leah Marché, Dustin Pearson, and Michelle Salcido who will perform original literary responses to temporary art installations.

The performances will take place at Canal Convergence 4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 on the Main Stage at 5 pm.

For more information on the Four Chambers Press even , please visit the Facebook Event Page.

The Canal Convergence is free event created by Scottsdale Public Art that brings interactive, contemporary art installations by local and international artists to the Scottsdale Waterfront between Scottsdale and Goldwater roads. This annual celebration of art, water and light also includes hands-on activities, family-friendly workshops, live music and performances and is open to all ages. For more information on the Canal Convergence visit their website.

#ArtLitPhx: Limited Engagement featuring Dana Diehl

Ltd Engagment - Dana DiehlLimited 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,  in association with Four Chambers Press, will be featuring a conversation with Dana Diehl and her new book Our Dreams Might Align.

Dana Diehl earned her MFA in Fiction at Arizona State University, where she served as editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in North American Review, Passages North, Booth, and elsewhere. Diehl is an interviewer for The Collagist.

This event takes place on Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. at HUB Patio. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers Presents Jeredith Merrin

 

Jeredith-Merring-Grayson2Four Chambers Press presents poet Jeredith Merrin and her latest chapbook, Owling. Merrin will be reading at The Coronado on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the Facebook event.

Jeredith Merrin, brought up in the Pacific Northwest, took her MA in English (specializing in Chaucer), and a PhD from UC Berkeley in Anglo-American Poetry and Poetics. Cup, a special honoree in the 2013 Able Muse Book Award, is her third collection; her previous books are Shift and Bat Ode (University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets series). She’s authored an influential book of criticism on Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop. Her reviews and essays (on Moore, Bishop, Clare, Mew, Amichai, and others), and poems have appeared in Paris Review, Slate, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, Yale Review and elsewhere. A retired Professor of English (The Ohio State University), Merrin lives near Phoenix.