Samstag, 23. März, 17:00 Uhr
Black Ocean Tours Europe:
A reading with American poets Dot Devota, Zachary Schomburg, Brandon Shimoda, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson
BRANDON SHIMODA was born in California and is the author of four books of poetry—Portuguese (Octopus Books & Tin House, 2013), O Bon (Litmus Press, 2011), The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean, 2011), and The Alps (Flim Forum Press, 2008), the last of which commemorates his parents’ marriage in the Swiss Alps, 1972. With poet-critic Thom Donovan, he is co-editing a retrospective collection of writings by Paris-based poet-painter Etel Adnan.
ZACHARY SCHOMBURG lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the author of The Man Suit (2007), Scary, No Scary (2009), Fjords vol. 1 (2012), and a forthcoming book called The Book of Joshua. He is currently translating a book of french poems by Jacques Rebotier called Quelques Animaux de Transport et de Compagnie (Harpo &, 2004). He also co-edits Octopus Books.
From the Midwestern United States, the poet DOT DEVOTA was born into a family of ranchers and rodeo stars. She is the author of And the Girls Worried Terribly (Noemi Press, 2013), The Eternal Wall (Cannibal Books, 2010), and MW: A Midwest Field Guide (Editions19\). Receiving an MFA from the University of Montana and a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Arizona, she has taught at multiple universities and colleges in the states. Currently she co-directs The Kaohsiung Summer Institute for Writing and the Arts in Taiwan.
JOSHUA MARIE WILKINSON is the author of five books, including Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk (University of Iowa Press, 2006) and The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo Press, 2009). With Solan Jensen, he directed a tour documentary about the band Califone: Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape (IndiePix Films, 2011). Born and raised in Seattle, he holds an MA in Film Studies from University College Dublin, and a PhD in English from the University of Denver. He lives in Tucson, where he teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Arizona.