Thursday, May 7

Reading at Antigone Books!


Friday, May 8, 2009, 7 p.m.
Antigone Book store, 411 North 4th Avenue, 792-3715 or, 891-9707
Featured readers: Maryrose Larkin and Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Open microphone.
Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD), and The Book of Ocean (i.e. press). Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on a manuscript called Frost Broken Up, and a neo-benshi based on Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc.
 Arpine Konyalian Grenier’s work has been described as a mosaic of narrative that takes
us out of our provincial concentration on American life to encompass broader social and
geopolitical issues with a decidedly urban and postmodern sensibility. Arpine is a former scientist,
musician and financial analyst. Her work and translations have appeared in numerous publications
including several anthologies. Recently, she was guest editor for the poetry journal, Big Bridge, and
in May she’ll be reading from her poetry as well as presenting a paper titled, Heritage Like Money Then:
Exaptation at the Margins (Where the Word Meets Itself)
at Sabanci University's Dink Memorial
Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The recipient of a Pima Arts Council Award, and author of three collections
of poetry, Arpine lives in Tucson, Arizona.