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Poetry Night: Jeff Hansen, Mary Kasimor, Alejandro de Acosta & Rick VanderKnyff

Please join us for our quarterly poetry reading at Browsers Bookshop. Our spring reading will feature both local and visiting poets: Jeff Jansen from Minneapolis who currently writes asemic style poetry, local poet Mary Kasimor experiments with the visual in her poems, and a special group reading of Seattle poet Joshua Beckman's "Mechanical Poems" lead by local poet Alejandro de Acosta. This is sure to be an engaging and imaginative evening. 

Jefferson Hansen is the author, most recently, of 100 Hybrids (Post-Asemic Press). He is also the author of a book of short stories, Cruelty, and a novel, And Beefheart Saved Craig. He lives in Minneapolis. 

Mary Kasimor who has been writing poetry for many years, considers her work experimental. Her recent poetry collections are The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books 2014),Saint Pink (Moria Books 2015), The Prometheus Collage (Locofo Press 2017), and Nature Store (Dancing Girl Press 2017). Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Word For/Word, Touch the Donkey, Posit, Human Repair Kit, Arteidolia (collaboration with Susan Lewis), and Otoliths.

Alejandro de Acosta will be leading a collective reading of Joshua Beckman's "Mechanical Poems", a form of poetry invented by Beckman for groups to share and enjoy. He is a teacher, writer, and translator, in no particular order; he also works in publishing. In Austin, Texas he founded mufa::poema, a micropress that freely distributed a dozen poetry and prose chapbooks. His poetry translations include Micrograms by Jorge Carrera Andrade and Five Meters of Poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat. He is currently working on a series of philosophy talks and a cycle of moral and gnomic sonnets.

Rick VanderKnyff is a poet, writer and editor who lives in the unincorporated bit between Redmond and Woodinville in King County. In a previous life, he was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times; these days, when he's not at his day job, he can often be found wandering or cycling through the woods near his home.


Event date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N
100 Hybrids Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732878853
Availability: Not in Stock... Available to ship in 3-5 days

Published: Post-Asemic Press - October 9th, 2018

The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks (Bagley Wright Lectures) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940696423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Wave Books - May 2018

image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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