Category Archives: Events

Spring 2017 Readings & Events

Fri Feb 17:  Reading w Edwin Torres & Yesi Padilla, Verbatim Books, San Diego, 7pm

Sun Feb 19: Performance w SE Barnet, for her Drawings and Other Writing, Poetic Research Bureau, LA, 2pm

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

Fri March 24: “Poetry in a Time of Crisis” w Anna Vitale, Marie Buck, Jasmine Gibson, & Paolo Javier. Berl’s, Brooklyn, 7pm

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 



a performance-installation by Abby Crain & David Buuck

with Tom Comitta, Lara Durback, Olive McKeon, & Sophia Wang

music by Samuel Hertz

Sundays March 23 & March 30

5-8 pm (come and go anytime between 445-730)

at the Milk Bar

851C 81st Ave @ San Leandro, Oakland  / Directions

TRAMMEL is a durational performance which explores the work of real-time documentation of live movement as it unfolds over time. The work comes out of an ongoing collaboration between dancer/choreographer Abby Crain and writer/performer David Buuck, its current manifestation engaged with the architecture and “rehearsal aesthetics” of their Milk Bar Projects Room residency. You are invited to arrive at the Milk Bar Project Room anytime during the performance, as it will be unfolding and accreting over three hours each Sunday.

*An Army of Lovers* now available

An Army of Lovers, by Juliana Spahr & David Buuck, is now out from City Lights


upcoming readings:

10/3-5 @ the Poetry and/or Revolution Conference, Santa Cruz/Davis/Berkeley

10/10 @ City Lights Bookstore, 7pm

10/15 @ Radar/Litquake, San Francisco Public Library, 6pm

10/18 @ General Idea, Philadelphia, 7pm

10/20 @ DC Arts Center, Washington, DC, 3pm

Upcoming gigs

Thurs 4/11: reading w Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover, & Marianne Morris. People’s Coop Books, Vancouver, 730pm

Fri 4/12: Talks/readings/discussion on poetry and activism, w Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover, & Brian Ang, @ SFU Barnaby Campus, Bennett Library, 12pm

Fri 4/19: reading w Frank Sherlock, Poetry Project, NY, 10pm

Fresh Festival 2013

I’m dancing with Abby Crain/LOOK next Saturday night as part of a showing of new/work-in-progress, on a bill with the amazing Scott Wells & Jess Curtis. All part of La Alternativa’s Fresh Festival. (plus a ‘sound session/closing party’ after the show!)

details at (scroll down for performances)

Sat 1/12, 830 pm / $15
KUNST-STOFF arts | 1 Grove Street | SF

Boog City West reading & publication: 10/3

Boog City Goes West 2012
Wed. Oct. 3, 7:15 p.m. sharp, free
Books and Bookshelves
99 Sanchez St.
San Francisco
Micah Ballard / Amy Berkowitz  / David Buuck  / Ivy Johnson  / BC editor David Kirschenbaum  /  Jill Stengel   / Sunnylyn Thibodeaux / and music from Greg Ashley

& here’s the “Occupy at One” issue of Boog City, with an excerpt from “Mayday Mayday”

Detroit Events: Sep 21/22

9/21 – reading & talk with Wendy Kramer: 319 Garland Street, Ypsilanti, 730pm

9/22 – performance and forum @ Imaging Detroit, Perrien Park, Detroit, all day/eve.

Buuck, Morris, & Sherlock in Philly, Aug 7

Milano’s Poetry Series presents:

David Buuck / Marianne Morris / Frank Sherlock

Tue Aug 7, 7pm, Milano’s

127 S 10th St, 2nd floor, Philly



with David Buuck, Sarah Fontaine, and Christian Nagler

Saturday, July 14

2:00 – 4:00 PM


In conjunction with the SoEx Off-Site Graue Award Project by Jenny Chapman & Mark A. Reigelman II, local artists David Buuck, Sarah Fontaine, and Christian Nagler create a walking exploration of Manifest Destiny’s legacy in San Francisco. Chapman and Reigelman’s rustic cabin installation, Manifest Destiny!, is affixed to the side of the Hotel des Arts, occupying one of the last remaining unclaimed spaces of downtown San Francisco. Buuck, Fontaine, and Nagler investigate San Francisco as a contemporary site of westward movement and displacement–a complex migratory hub of people, information, resources, and commodities. We will gather at the site of the cabin and tour the neighborhood, discussing the various historic and contemporary narratives of westward expansion and American romanticism.

Sarah Fontaine leads a neighborhood walk contemplating the mutability of landscape based on the contemporary and historic influx of populations to California and the underground terrain of the comings and goings of our natural and unnatural resources. Her walk will leave from the Hotel Des Arts at approximately 2:20.

David Buuck writes and performs experimental texts that create a loop between the past and future. He will perform a new text-collage exploring the history of real estate development and land speculation. His performance will begin at 3:00.

Directly across Bush street from the Manifest Destiny! cabin lies the historic AT&T building—former home of the California Theater which was built in 1869 with money from silver mining. Christian Nagler will choreograph a “flocking score”for the group to enact in response to this history. The performative walk begins at 3:30 at the historic AT&T building.


choreographed by Abby Crain & featuring Crain, David Buuck, & Mara Poliak.

part of the Verge Festival @ the Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF, July 11 & 12, 8pm

more info here