Books & Bookshelves Poetry Reading 99 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA Tuesday 7:30pm; July 22, 2008 George Albon & Stephen Vincent Curator/Host: David Highsmith Recorded with permission from the poets by Jordon Zorker
Track 1: George Albon (10:43) Track 2: Stephen Vincent (17:06) Track 3: George Albon (16:19) Track 4: Stephen Vincent (30:31)
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George Albon's books include Empire Life (Littoral Books, 1998); Thousands Count Out Loud (lyric& press, 2000); Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn, 2003); Step (Post-Apollo Press, 2006); and from this year, Momentary Songs (Krupskaya). Work of his has appeared in Hambone, O Anthology 4, New American Writing, 26, The New Review of Literature, and the anthologies The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, and Bay Poetics. His essay "The Paradise of Meaning" was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002. He lives in San Francisco.
Stephen Vincent's most recent poetry books include Triggers, a Shearsman ebook (http://www.shearsman.com/pages/books/ebooks/ebooks_home.html), Sleeping with Sappho (faux ebook), and Walking Theory (Junction Press) of which Ron Silliman has written: "...these are the poems Stephen Vincent has been preparing to write his entire life. They definitely pass the 'take the top of your head off' test. I went cover to cover without even sitting up." (Ron Silliman's Blog.) A longtime San Franciscan, Vincent's popular blog of poems, walks, photographs, haptics and occasional political commentary is found at: http://stephenvincent.net/blog/
Books & Bookshelves is located in the Castro at 99 Sanchez Event information: http://booksandbookshelves.blogspot.com/