FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7:30 PM
RODNEY KOENEKE & CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ
earthworm reading series & HALLOWEEN PARTY!
899 Oak Street (@ Pierce), Apt. 7, San Francisco
RODNEY KOENEKE is the author of Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). A new collection, Rules for Drinking Forties, will appear as a Cy Press chapbook this fall. He lives in Portland, OR where he curates the Tangent Reading Series with Jules Boykoff and Kaia Sand.
CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ, a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), has lived in California since 1995. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of San Francisco and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He is co-founder of Achiote Press and author of several chapbooks. His first book, from Unincorporated Territory, is now available from Tinfish Press.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 6:30 PM
kino21 presents THE NEW TALKIES: Bollywood Night
EMILY ABENDROTH, NEELANJANA BANERJEE, NADA GORDON, SUMMI KAIPA, RODNEY KOENEKE & ANUJ VAIDYA
curated by Summi Kaipa and Konrad Steiner
Bollyhood Cafe, 3372 19th Street (@ Mission), San Francisco
EMILY ABENDROTH (Gunga Din/Lives of a Bengal Lancer) is a writer and artist, alternately residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where she curates the Moles Not Molar Reading Series). Recent work of hers can be found in Encyclopedia, Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition, horse less review, eco-poetics, Digital Artifact, and Cut & Paste. Her chapbook, Toward Eadward Forward, will be published by horse less press (November 2008). A chunky excerpt from her book-length work-in-progress, Muzzle Blast Dander, can be found in Edition 3 of the Chain Links book series.
NEELANJANA BANERJEE (Silsila) is a writer and editor in San Francisco. By day, she helps young people tell their own stories at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, and by night, she sleeps and dreams of edible typewriters. Somewhere in-between that, she is the managing editor of Hyphen magazine and is working on a short story collection entitled Misbehaving.
NADA GORDON (Navrang) is the author of four poetry books: Folly, V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, and foriegnn bodie - and, with Gary Sullivan, an e-pistolary techno-romantic non-fiction novel, Swoon. She practices poetry as deep entertainment and is a proud member of the Flarf Collective. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit her blog at ULULATIONS
SUMMI KAIPA (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) is the author of several chapbooks, including The Epics and, most recently, The Language Parable. Kaipa performed her first benshi to the Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia hit, Bobby. She is currently making excruciatingly slow progress on a first full-length manuscript, Was.Or.Am.
RODNEY KOENEKE (Pyaasa) is the author of two poetry books, Musee Mechanique and Rouge State. A new collection, Rules for Drinking Forties, will appear as a Cy Press chapbook this fall. In addition to tonight's scene from Pyaasa, he's written and performed neo-benshi pieces to scenes from Mary Poppins and German silent classic The Golem. He lives in Portland, OR where he curates the Tangent Reading Series with poets Jules Boykoff and Kaia Sand.
ANUJ VAIDYA (Purab Aur Paschim) works in the cusp between film and performance. His previous video works, Chingari Chumma ('00) and Bad Girl with a Heart of Gold ('05), have screened both national and international venues including the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), the London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Tokyo), Sarai (New Delhi) and the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane). His performance work with the Chicago-based collective Mrs. Rao's Growl, has taken him from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Singapore. Anuj currently lives in Oakland, and works at the Pacific Film Archive and with the 3rd I SF International South Asian Film Festival.