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UNTAMED presents: E. Tracy Grinnell

no.w.here first floor, 316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG. Friday 3rd November 2017. Doors 6:45pm. Event runs 7 - 9pm. Free, no need to book just turn up.
Friday 3rd November 2017. Doors 6:45pm. Event runs 7 - 9pm. Free, no need to book just turn up.

UNTAMED and CARNAVAL PRESS present an exciting night of performances and readings with E. Tracy Grinnell, an avant-garde feminist poet from New York and renowned Litmus Press publisher, reading for the first time in London, she will be joined by London poets Kirsty Allison, Virna Teixeira and Ana

UNTAMED is a new series of events dedicated to women’s writings, innovative poetry and explorations with sound, vision and textual art.

CARNAVAL PRESS is a small press specialised in Brazilian and lusophone poetry in translation.

E. TRACY GRINNELL is the author of four books of poetry, Hell Figures (Nightboat Books, 2016) a finalist for the 2017 Firecracker Award in Poetry, portrait of a lesser subject (elis press, 2015), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and music or forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as several limited edition chapbooks, including Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008). A selection of poems from portrait of a lesser subject appeared in Best American Experimental Writing (BAX) 2016, edited by Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris (Wesleyan, 2017). Poetry, essay, and visual art have appeared in collections including The Day Lady Gaga Died (Dan kada je umrla Lejdi Gaga): An Anthology of NYC Poetry of the 21st Century, edited by Ana Božičević and Željko Mitić (Peti talas / The Fifth Wave, Serbia, 2011), A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism, edited by Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young (Chain Links, 2011), and No Gender: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards, edited by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, E. Tracy Grinnell, and erica kaufman (Litmus Press / Belladonna*, 2008). Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press, a small, nonprofit publishing organization dedicated to innovative, cross-genre writing, plays and collaborations in English and in translation from around the world. Litmus Press also manages and distributes O Books and The Post-Apollo Press in its efforts to preserve and extend the legacy of feminist and progressive politics and aesthetic innovation established by these vital predecessors. She founded and edited the annual journal Aufgabe from 2001-2014, now available for free download via Jacket2's Reissues. An Adjunct Associate Professor in the MFA Program, Grinnell established and administers the annual Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics and is the faculty adviser for Pratt MFA's The Felt, an annual print collection presenting work by MFA students and faculty, and an online journal: The Felt, presenting new writing from around the world. Both the print and online editions are edited and produced by current students and alumni. She received her MFA from Brown University in 2001 and has since taught poetry workshops in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University and at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.

KIRSTY ALLISON had a band with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs when she was barely 20, first getting published on magazines as a teenager, and presenting on late night TV, and working on pirate radio (at 14). She now lives in Peckham, edits arts on DJ Mag, and publishes her own zine: Cold Lips, the result of the Sylvia Plath Fan Club spoken word night she founded in 2015. She has a band with Dave Barbarossa, drummer for Adam Ant & Bow Wow Wow – and is currently recording much of the spoken word which she performs internationally with an assortment of producers.

VIRNATEIXEIRA is a Brazilian poet and translator, with books and chapbooks published in Brazil, Latin America and Portugal. She is also a publisher, works with film poetry, and had a videopoem selected for Festival Silêncio this year in Lisbon.

ANA SEFEROVIC is author of three books of poetry. She is Belgrade born poet and writer, translated and published in many languages. She is also the co-author of two published and staged plays. She is currently engaged in numerous cross-over art projects, living in London.

Curated by Ana Seferovic and Virna Teixeira.


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