Poetry & Other Apparitions

October 7, 2018

Lone Glen is thrilled to host Paul Hoover, Joseph Lease, and Chloé Veylit at Temescal Art Center on Saturday November 3rd at 8 pm. The Body Ghost, Lease’s recent book, “conjures up the body in pain, the body politic in collapse, and the tensile strength of the filaments that connect us.” Hoover writes, “We eat our words and swallow hard. / There’s nothing much to say./ The knot’s in its nest, breathing./ A hand thinks it’s a bird”, and Veylit writes, “I have never died on a bridge / but I have held my breath / when the lake shovels its eyes out / I slip into myself.” Revel with us as we witness these sinews that connect and diverge.

Lone Glen, soon entering its eighth year, is a donation-based reading and performance series dedicated to all genres and motivated by a love of community building. $10-15 suggested donation but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About the Readers:

Paul Hoover has published sixteen books of poetry including The Book of Unnamed ThingsDesolation:  SouvenirSonnet 56, Edge and Fold, and Poems in Spanish.  With Maxine Chernoff, he edited and translated Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin and with Nguyen Do the anthology Black Dog, Black Night:  Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry.  His translation of María Baranda’s Yegua nocturna corriendo en un prado de luz absoluta was published by Shearsman earlier this year.  Editor of Postmodern American Poetry:  A Norton Anthology and the literary annual New American Writing, he teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

Joseph Lease’s critically acclaimed books of poetry include The Body Ghost (Coffee House Press, 2018), Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011), and Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007). Lease’s poems “‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” and “Send My Roots Rain” were anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. Lease’s poem “‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” was anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Robert Creeley, Guest Editor). His poem “Free Again (Why don’t people)” was published in The New York Times. Lease has received The Academy of American Poets Prize and numerous grants and awards in poetry and poetics from Columbia University, Brown University, Harvard University, and California College of the Arts. He is a Professor of Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts and the Editor of 1111.

Chloé Veylit has been published in VOLT, Second Stutter, Eleven Eleven, Aspasiology, and The North American Review, among others. Additionally, her work was featured in the 2016 exhibit Correspondencía (Correspondence), curated by Marcela Pardo Ariza, Nick Johnson, and Ángel Rafael Válzquez-Concepción. Chloé lives in Oakland.