Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI
Juliana Spahr is a poet, scholar, and editor. She is the author of Well Then There Now (Black Sparrow, 2011); The Transformation (Atelos, 2007); This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (University of California Press, 2005); Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You (Wesleyan University Press, 2001); and Response (Sun & Moon Press, 1996), winner of the National Poetry Series Award. She is Professor of English at Mills College.
Spahr also edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links and with nineteen other poets she edits of the collectively funded Subpress. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse (forthcoming from City Lights). She has edited with Stephanie Young The Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays in Which We Ponder the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism, In Which We Say We Have Some Ears and Are Willing to Listen, and to Which Some Writers Respond (essay collection) (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan UP, 2002). And several times she has organized free schools with Joshua Clover: the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011).