5.19.2006

Smell Last Sunday Reading Series
on the Penultimate Sunday of May

featuring

Janet Sarbanes
Rick Snyder
Joseph Thomas
Matias Viegener

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

5 dollars at the door to support visiting writers.

247 S. Main Street,
more or less behind Jalisco¹s,
between 2nd and 3rd streets in Downtown, Los Angeles;
enter in the alley from 3rd Street.


Janet Sarbanes has published fiction in Zyzzyva, Plum Ruby Review, Merge and Black Clock. She has recently written a series of articles on the ³aesthetic mode of sociality,² which will be collected in her forthcoming book, Gifts of Love. She teaches writing and cultural studies at the California Institute of the Arts. Tonight she will read from her novel in progress, This Land: The Adventures of The President¹s Daughter.

Rick Snyder is a poet, editor and translator (primarily of Catullus). His writings and translations have appeared in journals such as Aufgabe, Boog City, LVNG, jubilat, and Radical Society, and online at Readme, TheEastVillage, and Situations. His chapbooks Blueprint and Double Ear were published by 811 Books, and an e-chapbook, Forecast Memorial, is available as a duration e-book. He was the editor of the magazine Cello Entry and the curator of a poetics lecture series at the Dactyl Foundation in New York. He now lives in L.A.

Joseph Thomas is a poet and critic. He has published essays in Style, Children's Literature, The Hornbook Magazine, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn, Reconstruction, and The
Encyclopedia of American Poetry. His poetry has appeared in Moria, River
King, and Piedmont Literary Review. His poetry chapbook, Strong Measures,
is forthcoming from Make Now Press, and his book Poetry's Playground: The
Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press. He is the editor of the magazine formerly known as
L'bourgeoizine. He teaches at California State University Northridge.


Matias Viegener is a writer who teaches in Critical Studies and in the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. His critical work is in comparative literature, gender theory and cultural studies. His criticism appears in the collections Queer Looks: Lesbian & Gay Experimental Media (Routledge), and Camp Grounds: Gay & Lesbian Style (U Mass). He has fiction in the anthologies Men on Men 3, Sundays at Seven, Dear World, Abject and Discontents, edited by Dennis Cooper. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles' The Trial of Gilles de Rais. He has published in Bomb, Artforum, Art Issues, Artweek, Afterimage, Cargo, Critical Quarterly,High Performance, Framework, Oversight, American Book Review, Fiction International, Paragraph, Semiotext(e) and X-tra.

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