Monday, December 15, 2008

Mommy, Mommy! #2: Torres, Rosenfield, Fitterman, Donovan

Mommy, Mommy! I don't like tomato soup! Shut up, kid, we only have it once a month.

Join us for Mommy, Mommy! (#2), with Jenny Donovan, Robert Fitterman, Kim Rosenfield, and Gaby Torres.

Friday, January 2, 2008
$5 - $20 sliding scale

Doors 7:30pm
Reading starts at 8:00pm

compactspace 105 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90016 626 676 0627

JENNY DONOVAN is an artist, writer and translator, whose work has appeared in numerous journals, including Revista Espiral, Papeles de la Mancuspia, Encyclopedia Volume 2 F-K, Abrazo, and Bulbo Press. She has presented work in various independent spaces and museums in the US and Mexico, including: La Casa de la Cultura (Monterrey, México), The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Voz Alta (San Diego), el ISBC (Tijuana) y El Centro Cultural de Tijuana. With Gaby Torres, Donovan co-directs La Derramadora Press, a binational and bilingual independent press that produces small editions of hand crafted books from recycled materials.

ROBERT FITTERMAN is the author of nine books of poetry, including three installments of his ongoing poem Metropolis: Metropolis 1-15 (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), Metropolis 16-29 (Coach House Books, 2002), and Metropolis XXX: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edge Books, 2004). Earlier titles include Leases (Periphery Press), among the cynics (Singing Horse Press) and Ameresque (Buck Downs Books). His most recent title, War, the musical, is a collaboration with artist Dirk Rowntree. He teaches at New York University in both the General Studies Program and the Department of English, and also the writing faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College.

KIM ROSENFIELD is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of three books of genre blurring language; Good Morning--Midnight-- (Roof Books 2001), which won Small Press Traffic’s Book of the Year award in 2002, Tràma (Krupskaya 2004), and re: evolution (Les Figues Press 2008). She lives in NYC.

GABRIELA TORRES OLIVARES is the author of three collections of short stories, including Regiomonteses (enfermario) (ediciones La Derramadora press, 2008), Están Muertos, (Harakiri Plaquettes, 2004), and Incompletario (Ediciones Intempestivas, 2007). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including: Caja de Viento (Ediciones El Árbol) and La Difícil Brevedad (2006), as well as in periodicals, including: Diálogos Posmodernos de Campeche (Quintana Roo), El Norte (Monterrey), La Rocka (Monterrey), Postdata (Argentina), Tierra Adentro (Mexico City), Indie- Rocks! (Mexico City), El Universal Parisino (Paris), Armas y Letras (UANL), Homines (Spain), Alta Noche (Hermosillo), Balbuceo (Guanajuato), and Pic-Nic (Mexico City). Torres currently lives in Rosarito, B.C., where she is the co-director, and chief editor of La Derramadora Press, as well as the co-director of Aprimotapiado, an artists’ books workshop that was developed as part of Proyecto Cívico Diálogos e Interrogantes.