Poetry Reading by Tisa Bryant & Ronald Palmer

February 23, 2011

Poetry Reading by Tisa Bryant & Ronald Palmer
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time: 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Location: The Poetry Center

Cost: Free

Web: http://sfsu.edu/~poetry

Sponsor: The Poetry Center

Contact: Elise Facarra

E-mail: sfsu.edu/~poetry

Phone: (415) 338-2227

Tisa Bryant is the author of Unexplained Presence (Leon Works, 2007), a collection of hybrid essays on black presences in film, literature and visual art. She is co-editor of the cross-referenced journal of narrative possibility, The Encyclopedia Project, and co-editor, with Ernest Hardy, of War Diaries, an anthology on black gay men's desire and survival, published in 2010 by AIDS Project Los Angeles. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the journals 1913, Mandorla, Animal Shelter, and in the solo exhibits of visual artists Jaime Cortez, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and filmmaker/installation artist Cauleen Smith.

"Logicalistics may be Ronald Palmer's first book of poems, but it has the assurance and swagger of one who's been around the block and up and down the waterfront more than once. We've been needing a poet like Palmer for as long as I can remember, and if he hadn't existed, it would have been necessary for one of us, or a committee, to invent him. A poet who is comfortable with politics and sex as he is with Blanchot and Wittgenstein, and who seems to have diverted streams of Language-centered poetry into the spurting stream of spoken word and performance derived, oral-based, shamanic diagetics, Ronald Palmer has the real thing going on, and his book is the answer to a maiden's dream in more ways than one would have thought possible." -- Kevin Killian