Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Series @ The Common: Brown, Spahr, Fitterman

I'm very pleased to have received this, the below, from amazing poet, translator, person, Brandon Brown. A pretty great way to kick things off too! If in or around the Bay Area, check er out...

I'm thrilled to announce a new reading series in San Francisco at THE COMMON (1077 Mission Street at 7th. ONE BLOCK from CIVIC CENTER BART). The inaugural reading features JULIANA SPAHR and ROB FITTERMAN. It all goes down THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th at 7:30 p.m. It costs $5. This is a good one!
I hope to see you there!
Robert Fitterman is the author of 10 books of poetry including: The Sun Also Also Rises, war the musical, Metropolis XXX: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edge Books), Metropolis 16-29 (Coach House Press), Metropolis 1-15 (Sun & Moon Press), This Window Makes Me Feel ( Metropolis 1-15 was awarded the Sun & Moon “New American Poetry Award (2000)” and Metropolis 16-29 was awarded the Small Press Traffic “Book of the Year Award (2003)”. With novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa, he co-authored the film What Sebastian Dreamt which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival (2004) and the Lincoln Center LatinBeat Festival (2004). He has been a full-time faculty member in NYU’s Liberal Studies Program since 1993. He also teaches poetry at the Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies at Bard College.

Juliana Spahr lives in Berkeley. Her next book, A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (co-edited with Stephanie Young) went to the printer this week


  1. AND this new reading venue is totally wheelchair accessible!

  2. Fantastic. I know this has been an issue out there--everywhere, of course--and so very happy to hear that, not surprisingly, Brandon & Co have attended to access. Yay. See you soon--solidarity, d

  3. it was great. thanks for putting it together.

  4. Michelle-- great to hear it was as good as I figured it would be. I love JS's work and Rob's... wish I'd been within a couple hundred miles in order to go myself. Oh, and Brandon, since it's his new series, put together the blog post, and just passed said info along to me, so I take no credit for it. I love his work as well, an amazing poet-translator. And what a kind soul. Solidarity, david