Small Press Traffic

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Maxe Crandall, Aaron Shurin, Robert Glück, Matt Sussman


Readings by Maxe Crandall and Erin Shurin, with an introduction by Robert Glück and music by Matt Sussman.

Presented in partnership with UC Berkeley Poetry Colloquium.

Friday, September 25, 2020
6:00 pm
(Pacific Standard Time)


Online via Zoom


Full closed captioning available for all Zoom events.

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Maxe Crandall

Maxe Crandall is the author of The Nancy Reagan Collection (Futurepoem 2020), a performance novel about AIDS archives and generational memory, and is the founder of the theater collective Beautiful Moments in Popular Culture. He works as Lecturer and Interim Associate Director of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford.

Aaron Shurin

Aaron Shurin the author of fourteen books of poetry and prose, most recently The Blue Absolute, from Nightboat Books. A pioneer in both LGBTQ+ studies and innovative verse, Shurin was a member of the original Good Gay Poets collective in Boston, and later the first graduate of the storied Poetics Program at New College of California. He has written numerous critical essays about poetic theory and compositional practice, as well as personal narratives on sexual identity, gender fluidity, and the AIDS epidemic. He’s the former director and currently Professor Emeritus for the MFA Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.

Robert Glück

Poet, fiction writer, editor, Robert Glück served as director of San Francisco State University’s Poetry Center, co-director of the Small Press Traffic Literary Center, and associate editor at Lapis Press. He is the author of twelve books, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist, and Communal Nude: Collected Essays. In 2020, Margery Kempe was republished by New York Review of Books Classics. Also in 2020, a chapbook appeared that includes Glück’s Pain and Camille Roy’s Reading my Catastrophe. Glück edited, with Camille Roy, Mary Burger and Gail Scott, the anthology Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative. He lives “high on a hill” in San Francisco.

Matt Sussman

Matt Sussman has written for Art in America, SFMOMA's Open Space, Wire, and the late San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications. He is also one third of the Other Stranger DJ crew, who threw a night devoted to mutant electronics at The Stud between 2019 and 2020. He proudly sits on SPT's advisory board.

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