Monday, December 18, 2006

Poem Lines on Phone Lines: Speacial Guests!

Dial 858.454.3541 ext. 9
(001) 858.454.3541 ext. 9 (México)

Jen Hofer

(February 17-March 17)

Jen Hofer moved to Los Angeles from Mexico City in 2002. Her recent publications include Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003), slide rule (subpress, 2002), and the chapbooks laws (Dusie Kollectiv, 2006), lawless (Seeing Eye Books, 2003) and sexoPUROsexoVELOZ (translations of poetry by Dolores Dorantes, Seeing Eye Books, 2004). Her next books will be a full-length translation of Dorantes' sexoPUROsexoVELOZ, (Kenning Editions 2007), a translation of Laura Sol—rzano's lobo de labio, (Action Books, 2006), an epistolary and poetic collaboration with poet and musician Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2007), and a book-length series of anti-war-manifesto-poems, titled one (Palm Press, 2008). Her poems and translations can be found in recent issues of 1913, Aufgabe, Black Clock, Bomb, Bombay Gin and Primary Writing, and in the anthologies Reversible Monuments: An Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Poetry, (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), Surface Tension: The Problematics of Site (Errant Bodies Press, 2003), SŽance (Make Now Press, 2005), Strange Place (Never Die Books, 2005) and Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico (Sarabande Books, 2006). She is happily a founding member of The City of Angels Ladies´ Bicycle Association, also known as The Whirly Girls.

Ali Liebegott:

(March 17-April)

Ali liebegott has been writing stories and poems since she was a teenager. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including: I Do/I Don't (Suspect Thoughts Press); Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache (Alyson Press); Blood and Tears: Poems for Mathew Shephard (Painted Leaf Press); Between the Cracks (Daedelus); among others.

In 2005 her book-length poem The Beautifully Worthless was published by Suspect Thoughts Press. It was recently awarded a Lambda Literary Award in the category of Best Lesbian Debut Fiction. In January of 2007 she published her novel The IHOP Papers with Carroll & Graf. She has performed many times throughout the country, including two tours with Sister Spit. in 1999 she was the recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Currently she is finishing an illustrated novel called The Crumb People about a post-September 11th obsessive duck feeder.

For the past two years she has lived in San Diego where she teaches basic reading, writing and math at San Ysidro Adult School & creative writing classes at UC San Diego.

Proyecto comisionado por el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Diego.
This project was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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