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Thursday, March 26 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Nightboat Books Reading

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This reading by Nightboat Books authors showcases the press’s commitment resist convention and transcends boundaries by publishing books rich with poignancy, intelligence and risk. In this presentation, authors will read poems and hybrid work inspired by and in conversation with different senses, technologies, and art forms. To give a few examples: Christina Davis will talk about and read poems that have emerged from daily exposure to an audio archive and how the human voice has changed over the course of the 20th (and 21st) centuries. Martha Ronk will read poems that are direct responses to individual black and white images, many influenced by Barthes's critical work and focus on photography's relationship to death. Together, these writers will offer a vibrant, diverse snapshot of innovative writing in 2015.

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Abraham Avnisan

Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer and new media artist whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. He creates mobile apps, new media installations and mixed reality performances that seek to subvert dominant narratives through embodied encounters with... Read More →

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Brian Blanchfield

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies, published by Nightboat Books in 2016 and forthcoming from Picador UK in 2017. The collection of essays—part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography—was awarded a 2016 Whiting... Read More →

Christina Davis

Christina Davis is the author of Forth A Raven (2006) and An Ethic (2013). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, jubilat, Pleiades, Paris Review, and other publications. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University, she is the recipient of the Witter... Read More →
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Gabriella Klein

Gabriella Klein’s book length collection, Land Sparing, received the Nightboat Poetry Prize and will be published by Nightboat Books in Spring 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poems have appeared in... Read More →
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Gracie Leavitt

Gracie Leavitt is the author of Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star (Nightboat Books) as well as the chapbooks Gap Gardening (These Signals) and CATENA (forthcoming from DoubleCross Press). Poems and translations have appeared in anthologies such as The Ill-Tempered Rubyist and journals... Read More →
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Martha Ronk

Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, including Partially Kept, Vertigo, a National Poetry Series Selection, and In a landscape of having to repeat, a PEN/USA best poetry book 2005, and Why/WhyNot. She has also published a fictional memoir, Displeasures of the Table... Read More →
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John Sakkis

JOHN SAKKIS is the author of The Islands (2015) and Rude Girl (2009), as well as numerous chapbooks and ephemera. Since 2005 he has edited BOTH BOTH, a little magazine of poetry and art. With Angelos Sakkis he has translated four books by Athenian poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis: most... Read More →
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Edwin Torres

Lingualisualist, Brainlingo
Edwin Torres is a NYC native whose books include, “XOETEOX: the infinite word object” (Wave Books), “Ameriscopia” (University of Arizona Press), “In The Function of External Circumstances” (Nightboat), and “The PoPedology of an Ambient Language” (Atelos Books). Anthologies... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT

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