Just before our reading in Cleveland, we were lucky enough to get a tour of the Morgan Conservatory by Aimee Lee. This is a chamber pot woven by Aimee from paper she made using traditional Korean techniques–Hanji. I would take myself out of the picture if I could.
Aimee has also knitted books, built walls made of paper bricks, and sown a paper dress. Maybe the only reason to ever make money is to buy art like this.
In the year 2085 Cleveland will be tropical, coastal and basically the new New York, so get ahead of the game by moving there tomorrow and then attend this reading that is going to happen on Wednesday.
Poetry at Mac’s Back Books with poets from Buffalo, Cleveland, America in General, Israel, Earth etc. Millions in prizes.
w/Tom Orange, Emily Anderson, David Hadbawnik, Morani Kornberg-Weiss, and Joe Hall
Wed Aug 8th
1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118-1
Tom Orange teaches literature and writing at Cleveland State and Tri-C Eastern Campus, works at the Brandt Gallery in Tremont, hosts “The Brewing Luminous” weekly radio show on WCSB 89.3 FM, and books shows and performs regularly in the local experimental music scene.
Emily Anderson’s fiction and poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including McSweeney’s, the Denver Quarterly, Caketrain and DIAGRAM. She is working on a PhD in English at the University at Buffalo.
David Hadbawnik is a poet and performer currently living with his wife in Buffalo, NY. In 2011, he edited Jack Spicer’s Beowulf for the CUNY Lost and Found Document series (with Sean Reynolds), and published Field Work (BlazeVOX Books). Other publications include the books Translations From Creeley (Sardines, 2008), Ovid in Exile (Interbirth, 2007), and SF Spleen (Skanky Possum, 2006). He is the editor and publisher of Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli. He began studying towards his PhD in poetics at SUNY Buffalo in fall 2008, where he directs the Buffalo Poets Theater.
Morani Kornberg-Weiss moved from Tel Aviv, Israel to Buffalo, NY in order to pursue a Ph.D. in English at SUNY Buffalo’s Poetics Program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Omnia Vanitas Review, kadar koli, The Last Stanza, Voices Israel, Re-Vision, Papilio, and Genius Floored. Morani’s translation of Miracles & More, written by Israeli poet Karen Alkalay-Gut, was recently published by Keshev (Tel Aviv, Israel). In addition, she hopes to complete two poetry manuscripts entitled Folding into Her Self and Dear Darwish later this year. She is currently living in Buffalo with her husband, dog, two cats, and a massive owl collection.
Joe Hall is the author of Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean, 2010) and the forthcoming The Cathedral Tent (Black Ocean, 2013). He also co-authored The Container Store Vols. I & II with Chad Hardy (SpringGun, 2012).