Archive for January, 2017

Other People’s Poetry: Bob Kaufman

What: Other People’s Poetry (OPP) Presents Bob Kaufman
When: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4:00 pm
Where: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce, Dallas TX 75226
Curated by: Joe Milazzo

WordSpace is pleased to announce the addition of OPP to its growing roster of sponsored programs. This repertory poetry reading series, created and hosted by WordSpace’s Program Director Joe Milazzo, is currently in its inaugural (2016 – 2017) season. Every other month, OPP presents one poet, and one book of great poetry, from cover to cover.

For its first program of 2017, Other People’s Poetry is proud to present the poetry of Bob Kaufman, one of the original Beat poets of the late 1950’s San Francisco scene. We will be reading his City Lights Pocket Poets volume, the long out-of-print Golden Sardine, alongside a few other poems from his New Directions collections Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness and The Ancient Rain.

Readers:

  • Randy E. Aguebor
  • Brett Ardoin
  • Gayle Bell
  • Greg Brownderville
  • MH Clay
  • Jolee Davis
  • Jim Dolan
  • Sean Enfield
  • Daniel Evans
  • Paul Koniecki
  • Herb Levy
  • Sebastian Mejia
  • Joe Milazzo
  • Misty Amber Moore
  • Robin Myrick
  • Mark David Noble
  • Darryl Ratcliff
  • Carlos Salas
  • Opalina Salas
  • Victory
  • Gnadia Wolnisty

Copies of Kaufman’s Cranial Guitar (Coffee House Press), which contains Golden Sardine in its entirety, will be available for purchase at the event, thanks to OPP’s host and co-sponsor Deep Vellum Books.

RSVP via Facebook.

Learn more at: http://www.oppoetry.com/

 


Book Club: Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun at Deep Vellum Books

What: Book Club Discussion, Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce, Dallas TX 75226
Facilitated by: Sanderia Faye

Join WordSpace for a discussion of Nicole Dennis-Benn‘s newest book, Here Comes The Sun. We’re teaming up with Deep Vellum Books in January to highlight one of the New York Times‘ Best Books of 2016 and will discuss the text with award-winning debut author Sanderia Faye.

Praise for Here Comes the Sun:

“… [it] stuns at every turn, especially when you think you have it figured out. It’s about women pushed to the edge, Jamaica in all its beauty and fury, and, more than anything else, a story that was just waiting to be told.” (Marlon James)

“…a brilliant, gut-punch of a debut novel. Set on the white sand beaches, resorts and shacks of Jamaica, Nicole Dennis-Benn tells the story of four Jamaican women as they struggle to find their independence amidst the sprawling resorts that both provide and threaten their livelihood.” (Amazon)

Sun makes for an emotionally devastating read, but Dennis-Benn nurtures her rocky terrain with generous amounts of love and compassion.” (Chris Vognar, The Dallas Morning News)

 

 


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