Archive for December, 2012

Collaborative reading @ Woodland Pattern tonight + bop in Brilliant Corners

December 18, 2012
Tonight, I’m sharing creative collaborative work, a culmination of work from this fall at Woodland Pattern.  It’s been a special gift for me to be part of Jessica Vega Gonzalez’s music-making process (a regular occurrence @ Eight Limbs Housing Co-op) and also to have friend Chelsea Wait create visual pieces to help me conduct the audience, in the Theatrical Jazz Institute tradition.
Here’s the info:
Imagetexts ~ Visual Poetry ~ Poet/Artist Collaborations
Local writers come together to read and exhibit individually and collaboratively created works that blend the verbal and the visual in diverse ways from visual poems on the page to kinetic projections on screen to performance pieces off the page …


Colleen Abel with Tim Abel

Brian J. Barnes with Emily Rindt
Ching-In Chen with Jessica Vega Gonzalez, Chelsea Wait & Peggy Hong
Giorgi Mrevlishvili with collaborator – unknown
Nakeysha Roberts Washington with Deulon Lesure
Kara Van de Graaf with Kara Van de Graaf
Rachel Niemann, Jennifer Janzer & Greg Manlove
David Schaefer, Samantha Pekarske & Margaret Wilson

Emcee: Brenda Cardenas

Please join us & refreshments will be served!
Tue, December 18, 6pm – 8pm
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee

Free & open to the public

Also, my bop from The Heart’s Traffic — Feeding the Water — was included in the Winter 2012 issue of Brilliant Corners: a journal of jazz and literature’s special feature on Afaa Michael Weaver’s bop poetic form, & in such good poetic company – Tara Betts, Monica Hand, Randall Horton, A Naomi Jackson, Sharanya Manivannan, John Murillo, Ravi Shankar, Evie Shockley, Patricia Smith & many more!

Genderquerity performance @ UWM Sex & Gendra Spectra Conference 12/1 + Queer/Trans in Evening WIll Come

December 1, 2012

News to share!

Sharing genderqueer poems today @ the UWM Sex & Gendra Spectra Conference conference, 2:30-3:20pm, 4th Floor Conference Room @ Golda Meir Library

The Sex and Gender Spectra conference will address life beyond sex/gender binaries, including topics such as intersexuality, androgyny, genderquerity, the gender transition process, camp and drag, female masculinity and feminine men, gender policing, and multiple-gender cultural roles. The conference will feature panel presentations, a film screening, a series of exhibits of art and artifacts, and a keynote address by Dr. Katrina Karkazis, author of Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority and Lived Experience. Free and open to the public.


Thank you to TC Tolbert for including me in the Trans/Queer issue of Volta’s Evening Will Come! It gave me a chance to work on culling pieces from Dialektik Skool, the project I’ve been working (struggling) with for years into a (somewhat) shareable format for digestion. & I’m excited to share the company of talented friends such as Tamiko Beyer, Trish Salah, Oliver Bendorf, John Pluecker, Addie Tsai & more!