Amaranth Borsuk, Brigitte Byrd, and Kate Durbin will read at Outpost 186 on Thursday, 11/17. 8 pm, small donation suggested.
Amaranth Borsuk is the author Handiwork (Slope Editions, forthcoming), selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Prize, a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), and, with programmer Brad Bouse, the digital/print hybridBetween Page and Screen (Siglio Press, forthcoming). Abra, her conjoined collaborative book with Kate Durbin, is forthcoming in print and iPad editions from ZG Press. Her poems and book reviews have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Harp & Altar, The Destroyer, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, and Gulf Coast. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. Read work here and here, and an interview here.
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and performance artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009), E! Entertainment(Blanc Press, diamond edition, forthcoming), ABRA (Zg Press, forthcoming w/ Amarant Borsuk), as well as the conceptual fashion magazine The Fashion Issue (Zg Press, forthcoming), and five chapbooks: Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator’s Boot (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), FASHIONWHORE(Legacy Pictures, 2010), The Polished You, as part of Vanessa Place’s Factory Series (oodpress, 2010), E! Entertainment (Insert Press, forthcoming), and Kept Women(Insert Press, forthcoming). She is founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, which will be published as a book from Zg Press in 2012. Read Kate’s work here and here, and one of Kate’s collaborations with Amaranth here.
A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is the author of Song of a Living Room (Ahsahta, 2009), The Dazzling Land (Black Zinnias, 2008), and Fence above the Sea (Ahsahta, 2005). She currently lives in Atlanta and is an Associate Professor of English teaching Creative Writing at Clayton State University. She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies. Read work here and here.