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Gillian Conoley

Gillian Conoley and Dean Rader

8 OCTOBER 2023 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents Gillian Conoley, Notes from the Passenger, and Dean Rader, Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly, reading from their new poetry collections, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 3:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

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MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Poet, editor, and translator Gillian Conoley's new book is Notes from the Passenger. Brian Teare says, "Gillian Conoley writes visionary Americana, her signature vernacular abstraction picking up lyric signals from the Invisible. Attuned to the intrinsic revelations of apocalypse, Notes from the Passenger registers the increased 'vibratory qualities' of our especially troubled times." Her previous books include A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems, Profane Halo, The Plot Genie, and Peace. Conoley's work has been featured in many anthologies, including American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry, Lyric Postmodernisms: An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetries, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Her honors include the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Jerome J. Shestack Prize, and the Northern California Book Award. Founder and editor of VOLT magazine, Conoley has collaborated with installation artist Jenny Holzer, composer Jamie Leigh Sampson, and Butoh dancer Judith Kajuwara.

Dean Rader's new poetry collection is Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly. Elena Karina Byrne says, "Just as Rader's elegiac unknown waves 'its wand, / and a beam of light disappears into the sky's black hat,' the living conversation of poems and paintings in Before the Borderless puts the reader in touch with the 'everything [they] need to know.'" His previous collections include, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, finalist for the Northern California Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award, and Works & Days, winner of the T.S Eliot Prize. Eric Weinstein wrote of it, "his poems ask the difficult questions in accessible ways, ways rendered all the more effective via wry humor and an eye for the darkly poignant." A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, he is collaborating with the calligrapher Thomas Ingmire on a series visual/textual projects. He lives in San Francisco.




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