Saturday, March 17, 2007

Juliana Spahr at CSUSM April 5

Please join us on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. for the next reading in the Community and World Literary Series at California State University, San Marcos, featuring Juliana Spahr.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in the Grand Salon (Room 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

Juliana Spahr began writing her most recent book, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California Press, 2005) when she realized that the US would once again begin bombing Iraq. In this series of poems written from November 30, 2002 to March 30, 2003, she mixes lyric conventions with news reports of the deployment to write a series of prose poems that wrap with equal, angular grace around lovers and battleships. The New York Times called This Connection “a poetics of superinformation” and Publishers Weekly called it “innovative, incantatory, politically charged and decidedly accessible.” Spahr’s other recent work includes the essay collection Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), edited with Joan Retallack. She has edited the journal Chain with Jena Osman for the last twelve years and with nineteen other poets she has been an editor of the collectively run and collectively funded Subpress. In addition to writing poetry, she is partial to the short essay format and she self-publishes much of this work; pdfs can be found at

Event Information:

Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.

Grand Salon (Room 113)
M. Gordon Clarke Field House
California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.

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