“Before or After That” up at DATABLEEDZINE. thanks to the editors for publishing!
Fri Feb 17: Reading w Edwin Torres & Yesi Padilla, Verbatim Books, San Diego, 7pm Wed Feb 22: Roof Books reading, w Laura Moriarty & Jean Day, Moe’s, Berkeley, 730pm
Tue March 21: Roof Books NY book releases, w Anna Vitale & Marie Buck, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 630pm
Thur March 23: Hunter College, details TBA
Sat March 25: reading w Anna Vitale & Marie Buck, The Hiding Place, Philadelphia.
Thur April 13: reading w Paula Mendoza & Bob Perelman, The Republican, Salt Lake City, 730
Fri April 14: Unpaged: a talk w Craig Dworkin, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1pm
Now out from Roof Books & available at Small Press Distribution
Reading at EM Wolfman Books in Oakland, Sat Dec 3, w Cassandra Troyan & Danielle LaFrance. More readings to come in 2017, in New York, Vancouver, and elsewhere.
David Buuck’s Noise in the Face Of is not a book exposing lies. It is about the labor of standing together in the face of the exposed and learning to be there for one another. There is Love here and there is a promise for enough of it, just stand in there and you know he is right. What an honor to be alive at the same time as this poet who is showing that there is so much more beyond the filth and conspiracy of politics. —CAConrad
David Buuck writes a history of the problem of being a poet inside the historical moment of a city which itself had become a poem. Oakland was once a messed-up erupting ambiguity of the negatively capable indecorously accessorizing, the messed-up positron of the all, but maybe what Oakland was also was the precipice overlooking Silicon Valley, a cliff geo-tagged as a protest taking the form of a funeral in the form of a dance you refuse to do: “Whose fuck ups? / Our fuck ups.” The meta-shards of mega-self-awareness that come after are a jewel on the radiant pavement of after that. —Anne Boyer
Recently published online:
“Rebel Yells: Poets in Resistance,” @ Poetry International
“Noise in the Face of” @ Volta
Interview w Thom Donovan @ The Conversant
Brief reviews of Dambudzo Marechera & Lesego Rampolokeng @ The Scofield
Interview of Sara Uribe & John Pluecker @ QueensMobTeaHouse
Sun 6/19: Switch Reading series, w CAConrad & Emily Carr, Portland, 630pm. Wed 6/22: Tripwire #10 & 11 release event, w CAConrad, Marianne Morris, Lara Durback, Juliana Spahr, Kevin Killian, & others. Mon 4/25: “Writing in the City” talk @ Purdue University, Grissom 102, 7pm & reading w Adriana Garriga-López, at Star City Coffee and Ale House, 210 Main Street, Lafayette, 9pm Tues 4/26: Open Q&A @ Purdue, Krannert (Rawls Hall) 2079. 10-11:30 am Wed 4/27: “Writing the City” talk and performance, U Chicago, Gray Center Lab, Room 112, 6pm. Fri 5/7: Beth Murray book celebration and memorial reading, Alley Cat Books, SF, details TBA.
Oct 17 — Critical Somatics aerobics-panel/workshop, The Lab, 10am-12pm. with CAConrad, Olive Blackburn, Zen Cohen, Christian Nagler, Shanti Ganesh ,
Christina Linden, Julz Hale Mary, Neve Mazique. Organized by Sophia Wang & Lisa Rybovich Crallé.
Oct 22 — Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 4pm, reading and Q&A with Tonya Foster
Oct 28 — Santa Cruz Public School, w Jared Stanley, Angel Rodriquez, & Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez. SubRosa Community Space, 7pm.
Nov 15— Adjunct Action | Poets in Action, w Jessica Beard, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, David Buuck, Stephanie Young, panel co-chaired by Jessica Lawless (SEIU) and Sheila Tully (CFA) @ the Howard Zinn Book Fair, City College of San Francisco, 1:45–2:45 pm in the Tillie Olsen Room, free.