Ariel Goldberg, Lara Durback and Claire Grossman read from new work.
Ariel Goldberg's publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. From 2014-2017, they organized readings at The Poetry Project and they currently work at The Jewish History Museum in Tucson as the Zuckerman Fellow, Curator of Community Engagement. They are on hiatus from adjuncting for universities in New York City with the continual aspiration to spend desert mornings and nights working on two books.
You’ll hear them read from A Century, a novel on the partnership of art critic Elizabeth McCausland and photographer Berenice Abbott.
Lara Durback is a poet & interdisciplinary artist living in Oakland for 13 years now. She recently gave a talk on connective tissue and is working on a long poem about lawless friendships.
She has published books collectively under NoNo Press and Mess Editions. You can see her printed and/or written work in Drift Magazine, Mrs. Maybe, Bombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and Tripwire. Her archiving work is online at deepoakland.org. In 2013, with designer Andrew Kenower, she produced the letterpress publication Field Work: Poems on the Occasion of Mark diSuvero at Crissy Field for SFMOMA. She has taught a letterpress printing course at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, SF Center for the Book and was a founding member of the press collective Material Print Machine. She is also the author of A Lizard, A Smashed Safe, And A Pillow (Encountered On A Walk In Oakland) (Publication Studio, 2016).
Claire Grossman is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at Stanford and co-curator of Cantíl, an Oakland-based reading series.
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