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505 Poetry Series #2

505 Poetry Series
Second Monday of the month
Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma St, San Francisco
8 PM
minimum donation $7

March 10, 2008
Poetry by Kenneth Goldsmith
Poetry by Denise Newman
Music by Mark Alburger

Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of nine books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb and the editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which is the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, premiered in Geneva in March of 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, "sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith" premiered at the British Library in 2007.

sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith

Denise Newman is the author of Human Forest (Apogee Press) and Wild Goods (Apogee Press), and the translator of The Painted Room (Random House, UK) by the Danish poet, Inger Christensen. Her translation of Azorno, also by Christensen, is forthcoming from New Directions. She is currently writing the libretto for an opera in collaboration with composer Kui Dong. She teaches at the California College of the Arts.

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Mark Alburger is an eclectic composer of postminimal, postpopular, and postcomedic sensibilities. He is the Music Director of Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Editor-Publisher of 21st-Century Music Journal, Music Critic for Commuter Times, author, musicologist, oboist, pianist, and recording artist.

Alburger will be premiering L.A. Stories, a trilogy of trilogies about work, study, and play - performed with hats, toys, and a multiplicity of digital-audio voices and instruments.

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