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WCW – Yuko Otomo & Steve Dalachinsky

April 27, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor

Free

YUKO OTOMO is of Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) writer and a visual artist, she writes poetry, haiku, art criticism, travelogues, and essays. Her publications include STUDY & Other Poems on Art (Ugly Duckling Presse), KOAN (New Feral Press), and her latest, FROZEN HEATWAVE, a collaborative linked poem project with Steve Dalachinsky (Luna Bisonte Productions). She regularly writes for the collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.

Poet/collagist STEVE DALACHINSKY was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His books include Fool’s Gold and Black Magic (2014 and 2017 New Feral Press), A Superintendent’s Eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14 —unbearable/autonomedia), Flying Home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press, 2015) and The Invisible Ray with artwork by Shalom Neuman (Overpass Press, 2016). His latest CDs are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart, 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs (Bambalam, 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem Particle Fever was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His most recent books are The Chicken Whisperer (Positive Magnet Press, 2018) and Where Night and Day Become One—The French Poems, 1983-2017 (great weather for MEDIA, 2018).

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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