Please join us, Sunday, September 20, 2009 as we welcome


416 25th St, Oakland
6:30 pm || 5 USD

LISA ROBERTSON was born in Toronto and lived for many years in Vancouver, before moving to France, and then California. Her first book, XEclogue, was published in 1993 by Tsunami Editions; Debbie: An Epic, and The Weather followed, from New Star (co-published by Reality Street in the UK); then The Men (Bookthug, 2006) and Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip (Coach House 2009). A book of essays, Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, was published by Clearcut (USA, 2003) and Coach House. R’s Boat will be out with University of California Press in 2010. She has been the recipient of the Relit Award and the bp Nichol Chapbook Award, and has taught and held residencies at the Kootenay School of Writing, California College of the Arts, University of Cambridge, Capilano College, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, American University of Paris and the Naropa Institute. She is currently working collaboratively on sound and video-based projects.

MICAH BALLARD was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has lived in San Francisco since 1999. Recent books include Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, Bettina Coffin, Evangeline Downs, Parish Krewes, and the collaborations Death Race V.S.O.P. and Easy Eden. He is co-editor for Auguste Press and works for the MFA in Writing Program at USF. From 2005-07 he curated small shows for the Lew Gallery.