I'm reading with one of my heros, for one of my heroes...please come
BEVERLY DAHLEN & MARYROSE LARKIN
A POETRY READING presented by Chax Press
at The Drawing Studio
33 S 6th Ave, Tucson (on 6th Ave downtown, between Broadway & Congress)
7pm Saturday, May 22, 2010
FREE ADMISSION ( a donation will be requested )
Selected books available for purchase
Question & Answer Session following the reading
Call 520-620-1626 for more information
Chax Press events are funded in part by the Tucson Pima Arts Council and by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. This event is also supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.
BEVERLY DAHLEN was born in Portland in November, 1934, attended public schools there, and after the end of World War II, moved with her family to Eureka, California. In 1956, she resettled in San Francisco. Her first collection of poetry, Out of the Third, was published by Momo's Press in 1974. Two chapbooks, A Letter at Easter (Effie's Press) and The Egyptian Poems (Hipparchia Press) were followed in 1985 by the publication of A Reading 1-7 (Momo's Press). Since then, three more volumes of A Reading have appeared (including A Reading 8-10 from Chax Press), as well as the chapbook A-reading Spicer & Eighteen Sonnets (Chax Press). Her essay "Beauty: Another Reading" recently appeared in Crayon 5. Ms. Dahlen was a cofounder, with Kathleen Fraser and Frances Jaffer, of the influential avant feminist poetics newsletter (HOW)ever ; in December of 2008 her work was honored by Small Press Traffic with their annual Lifetime Achievement Award.
Beverly Dahlen is one of the major reasons I have been a poet, one of the great pleasures I have as a reader, one of the lights that keeps me going as a publisher and human being. Her investigation is into the relation of language and language creation to being human. She is funny, political, deeply psychological. She explores the vast nothingness that exists in the universe, the unending dimensions of time and space. She makes me laugh and cry, she makes me think about what it is to think, what it is to be. She challenges me, and she rewards that challenge immensely. Her readings are an invitation to truly exist, i.e. to be there, listening and thinking, with all that one has to give. That is what she does, and that is what she allows us to do.
MARYROSE LARKIN lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books,2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press,2007) and DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009). Larkin is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her new book, The Name of This Intersection is Frost, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books.