Coming up Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm
DMZ: A poetry reading featuring Sarah Dowling, Donato Mancini and Maged Zaher.
Sarah Dowling‘s most recent book is DOWN (Coach House, 2014)
Maged Zaher‘s most recent book is The Tahrir of Poems (Alice Blue, 2014)
Donato Mancini visits Seattle, with his new book Loitersack (New Star, 2014)
Poetry for sale.
The reading features poets coming together across various borders for, among other things, a Seattle launch of Donato Mancini‘s Loitersack from New Star (Vancouver).
Loitersack is a labyrinthine commonplace book where critical, theoretical and paraliterary tendencies intersect in the forms of poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, laugh particles and many many questions.
Sarah Dowling is the author of Down (Coach House), Security Posture and Birds & Bees. Sarah’s poetry was included in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. She teaches at the University of Washington Bothell and is international editor at Jacket2.
Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual art. His main books are: SNOWLINE (2015), Buffet World, Fact ‘N’ Value, Æthel and Ligatures. Notable exhibitions of Mancini’s visual artworks have included exhibitions through Artspeak, Western Front, Gallery Atsui, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, and CSA. Mancini’s published critical writing includes work on the archive, time and memory in Anamnesia: Unforgetting (2011), and a discourse analysis of poetry reviews in You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012).
Maged Zaher was born in Cairo, and currently lives in Seattle. He is the author of four books of poetry and the translator of an anthology of contemporary Egyptian poetry. He won the weekly Stranger’s Genius award in literature in 2013.
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