The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand presents...

An evening with Steven Farmer & N S (Nathalie Stephens/Nathanaël)

Sunday, September 19

6:30 in the evening
at 21 Grand, 416 25th St, Oakland
Admission is 5 dollars

Steven Farmer is a southern California native who migrated northward to the Bay Area in the early '80's, where the seeds of his antipoetry sprouted in the Newtonic (Huey) soil of north Oakland. With two English Lit-ish degrees on his wall, he nonetheless works in the IT world (after many years in the restaurant industry). Books include Coracle, Tone Ward, World of Shields, Standing Water, Medieval, and just out from theenk Books , Glowball. Other work appearing in 5 Fingers Review, Try, Crayon, Third Factory/Notes to Poetry, Poetics Journal and elsewhere.

N S (Nathalie Stephens / Nathanaël) writes l'entre-genre in English and French. Her books include We Press Ourselves Plainly (2010),Carnet de désaccords (2009), The Sorrow And The Fast Of It (2007), and Je Nathanaël (2003/2006). Other work exists in Basque and Slovene with book-length translations in Bulgarian. There is an essay of correspondence (2009) : Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book), first published (2007) as L'absence au lieu. Also, a collection of talks, At Alberta (2008). Besides translating some of her own work, Stephens has translated Catherine Mavrikakis, Gail Scott, John Keene, Édouard Glissant. She lives, she thinks, in Chicago.


Please note that N S has two other engagements in the Bay Area. On September 23, Nathanaël will read at the Poetry Center w/ Brian Teare. On September 25, Nathanaël will give a talk at SPT.