Thursday, February 26, 2009


Word-Based Performances—WoWWy

Please join us for Mommy, Mommy! (#3)

Lynn Breedlove
Jen Hofer
Douglas Kearney

Saturday, March 7, 2009
$5 - $20 sliding scale
Doors 7:30pm
Reading starts at 8:00pm
compactspace 105 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90016 626 676 0627

Douglas Kearney’s work as a poet, performer and librettist has been featured in many fine publications and venues in print, in-the-flesh and in digital code. His first book, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 (Red Hen Press). His second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and will be published by Fence Books in 2009. In 2008, he was honored with a Whiting Writers Award. He lives in the Valley with his wife and teaches at California Institute of the Arts. For more info, visit
(photo by Los Jackson)

Jen Hofer’s recent publications include The Route, an epistolary and poetic collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008), a translation of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath and Kenning Editions, 2008), lip wolf, a translation of Laura Solórzano’s lobo de labio (Action Books, 2007), Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003), and slide rule (subpress, 2002). Her forthcoming books are from the valley of death (Ponzipo), Laws (Dusie Books), a book-length series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press), a translation of Guatemalan poet Alan Mills’ Síncope (Demónio Negro) and Aerial 10, a critical volume on the work of Lyn Hejinian, co-edited with Rod Smith (Edge Books). She has published poems and translations in numerous small-press publications, including 1913, Aufgabe, Black Clock, Bomb, DISASTER, The Brooklyn Rail, eough, Jacket, Mar con Soroche, Primary Writing, Tampa Review and War and Peace. Jen lives in Los Angeles, where she is currently the Moseley Chair in Poetry at Pomona College; she also teaches in the BFA Writing Program at Goddard College and in the MFA Writing Program at CalArts, and works as a Spanish-language interpreter with numerous local non-profit organizations and with the Los Angeles County Superior Courts.

A vanguard of the queer/trans community, Lynn Breedlove is a visionary who has long been shaping revolutionary art. S/he has over 3,790 hits on The founder and frontperson of the first American out dyke punk band Tribe 8, which has always stood for queer, transgender, multiracial, and working class visibility, Breedlove has toured Europe and North America with Tribe 8 as well as Rise Above: The Tribe8 Documentary. S/he is the acclaimed author of Godspeed, an autobiographical novel which s/he has toured as a multi-media solo show highlighted by the music and photos of women, queers, dykes, and transfolk.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mommy Mommy #3!!!

Save the date...

7:30 pm Saturday March 7
at compactspace

With The All-Star Line-Up:

Lynn Breedlove / Jen Hofer / Douglas Kearney