May 3 & 4 Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham
an Open Workshop Thursday at SFSU and a Friday night reading at the Meridian Gallery
|Join us for the Poetry Center's final events
for Spring 2012
Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham
May 3 & 4
Thursday MAY 3:
Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham,
4:30 pm @ the Poetry Center, HUM 512, SFSU, free
Friday MAY 4: Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham
reading their poetry
7:30 pm @ Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, $10
free for SFSU students and Poetry Center members
reduced low-income admission;
no one turned away for lack of funds
is dedicated to the word "this" because it'
s the fundamental tautological pronoun, a prime word, the language's Periodic Table: "This is this."'
Chris Vitiello lives in Durham, NC with his two daughters. His most recent poetry book is Obedience (Ahsahta, 2012), a doubled aphoristic series within two front covers. Other books include Irresponsibility (Ahsahta, 2008) and Nouns Swarm A Verb (Xurban, 1999). When he's not putting on poet's plays in spaces around town or writing custom poems as the Poetry Fox, Vitiello is a freelance arts, performance, and hockey writer for various newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Chris Vitiello at The Delay
"for want of government, and out of indiscretion and ignorance, they suffer themselves wholly to be led by sense, and are so far from repressing rebellious inclinations, that they give all encouragement unto them, leaving the reins, and using all provocations to further them
yes ! our Rarity ! our Flaw !
our sole & one ADVANTAGE !"
(Journey to the Sun)
Brent Cunningham is a writer, publisher and visual artist living in Oakland, California. He has published two books of poetry, Bird & Forest (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005) and Journey to the Sun (Atelos, 2012). He currently works as the Operations Director at Small Press Distribution in Berkeley. He and Neil Alger are the co-founders of Hooke Press, a chapbook press dedicated to publishing short runs of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera. He has been working on a novel since at least the Clinton administration.
Brent Cunningham at the Poetry Foundation