Norma Cole’s books of poetry include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside, approved Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008, medications Spinoza in Her Youth and Natural Light, and most recently Actualities, her collaboration with painter Marina Adams. TO BE AT MUSIC: Essays & Talks appeared in 2010. Her translations from the French include Danielle Collobert’s It Then, Collobert’s Journals, Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France (edited and translated by Cole), and Jean Daive’s A Woman with Several Lives. A new translation of Jean Daive’s first book, White Decimal, is forthcoming from Omnidawn. She has been a contributor to SFMOMA’s “Open Space” and also to the Poetry Foundation’s “Harriet.” Cole, who is also a visual artist, lives in San Francisco.
Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel’s work has appeared in VOLT, jubilat, The Volta, and The Offending Adam, and was recently featured in the Aesthetic Blitz exhibition from the Asian American Women Artists Association. Her first book, occident, is forthcoming from Called Back Books. She is managing editor at Omnidawn Publishing and editor of OmniVerse. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez. She lives in Oakland, California.
Curator and poet Sara Mumolo is the author of Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013) and the Program Manager for the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of CA. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series in Oakland, CA from 2007-2012, and Cannibal Books published her chapbook, March, in 2011. Poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Action Yes, Lana Turner, The Offending Adam, Pen Poetry Series, Volta, and Volt, among others. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center and Caldera Center for the Arts.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.