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.
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.