The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr, in the second event of a two-evening program, reading their work at Moe's Books on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue. Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, this event is free and open to the public.
Juliana Spahr's latest book is Du Bois's Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment(Harvard University Press, 2018). She is author of eight volumes of poetry, including That Winter the Wolf Came (Commune Editions, 2015) and Well Then There Now (David R. Godine, 2011). Together with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes, Spahr is editor of Commune Editions. With David Buuck she wrote the novel An Army of Lovers (City Lights Books, 2013) and with Stephanie Young edited A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011). She is Professor of English at Mills College, in Oakland.
Jasmine Gibson is a Philly jawn based in Harlem. She spends her time thinking about sexy things like psychosis, desire, and freedom. She is the author of Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018), as well as the earlier chapbook, Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2015, free download here), and coauthor, with Madison Van Oort, of the chapbook Time Theft: A Love Story (The Elephants, 2018, another free download, here). She has also written for Mask Magazine, LIES Vol II: Journal of Materialist Feminism, Queen Mobs, NON, and The Capilano Review.