Trickhouse Live Special Event
with Amaranth Borsuk, Jessica Moore, Michael Rerick, Algae and Tentacles, The Destroyer, & friends from the ether!
Thursday, May 17
$5 Suggested Donation
Trickhouse Live is co-organized by TC Tolbert, Assistant Director of Casa Libre and Noah Saterstrom, founder/curator of Trickhouse.org.
in·te·gra·tive adj \ˈ in-tə- ˌ grā-tiv\
combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and a variety of performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and mediums to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org which is based in Tucson.
Live performances by Amaranth Borsuk, Jessica Moore, Michael Rerick, Annie Guthrie, and Algae and Tentacles. Virtual Screenings by Randolf, Brandon, Kate, and Christie Anne. This event is on the heels of the release of The Destroyer (Vol. 1.2) a biannual publication of text, art, and public opinion.
Amaranth Borsuk’s books include Handiwork, winner of the 2011 Slope Editions Book Prize, Between Page and Screen (Siglio, 2012), a book of augmented-reality poems created in collaboration with Brad Bouse, and a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave 2010). Her poems, translations, collaborations, and reviews have appeared widely in print and online, and she was the 2011 recipient of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT, where she works on and teaches digital poetry, visual poetry, and creative writing workshops. This fall, she will join the faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell.
Jessica Moore is an author and translator. She is a former Lannan writer-in-residence and winner of a 2008 PEN America Translation Award for a section from her translation of Turkana Boy by Jean-Francois Beauchemin. Her first poetry collection, Everything, Now, is forthcoming in August 2012 with Brick Books. Her poems and translation have appeared in Arc, CV2, The Antigonish Review, Cenizo and The Literary Review. She also writes songs and plays the banjo, and is at work on a solo album; her duo, Charms, released their first album in 2010 in Toronto, where she currently makes her home. A note on the author and the translated text: Jean-François Beauchemin has been called "one of the best-kept secrets" of Quebecois literature. He is the recipient of the 2005 Prix France-Québec/Jean Hamelin for Le jour des corneilles and the 2007 Prix des libraires for La fabrication de l'aube. He lives in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Québec, and writes works of fiction, autobiography and poetry - none of which have previously been translated. Turkana Boy is a multifaceted and often surreal novel that tells the story of a single character, Monsieur Bartolomé, and his sorrow after his twelve-year-old son's mysterious disappearance. The title refers to an archaelogical event in the 1980s when the remains of a boy, approximately the same age as his son and belonging to the species Homo ergaster, were found near the shores of Lake Turkana. This discovery (though touched upon only briefly in the novel) holds significance for Monsieur Bartolomé, who sees in the lives of these two boys - separated by nearly two million years - a kind of twin destiny. The story is punctuated with magnificent musings on the world and what it means to be alive.
Algae & Tentacles is a band composed of John Melillo (voice/noise) and Hannah Ensor (rhythm). Their influences range from Shaker gift songs to 1930s field recordings to Sonic Youth to classic pop. Originally John's bedroom solo project, the band took shape in Brooklyn in May of 2010, with a revolving cast of drummers and collaborators, including Steve Formel, Nate Affield, Akil Wilson, Lydia Fong, and Danielle Yandel. John moved to Tucson from Brooklyn in August of 2011, just as Hannah moved from Ann Arbor. They met, talked poetry, discussed Lady Gaga, and the latest version of Algae & Tentacles was born. The band was recently featured on KXCI 91.3's "Locals Only" Show. They have recorded in a cave. They will be releasing an EP in the Fall of 2012.
Annie Guthrie is a writer and jeweler living in Tucson. She works and teaches at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published in Tarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, HNGMAN, The Destroyer, RealPoetik, Everyday Genius, Omniverse, The Volta, Spiral Orb, 1913, A Journal of Forms, and more.
Michael Rerick is the author of In Ways Impossible to Fold (Marsh Hawk Press) and X-Ray (Flying Guillotine Press). Poems appear or are forthcoming in Coconut, The Destroyer, Event, Greatcoat, Octopus Magazine,and Spring Gun. He teaches and lives in Tucson, AZ.
Randolph Pfaff is a writer, editor, and visual artist. He lives in Boston, where he edits for a magazine called apt and a small press called Aforementioned. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, The Destroyer, Rufous City Review, Metazen, Thunderclap, Open Letters Monthly, and elsewhere. http://randolphpfaff.com/
Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon, Mellow Actions, AT ME and Dark Brandon; a monograph of his literary collages from 1996-2008, Lake Antiquity, was released late in 2009. A longtime reading series curator and event producer, he also works in video. In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of collaged digital shorts, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, with a 2nd volume forthcoming. You can see some at his online channel www.youtube.com/user/bdown68
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and performance artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), E! Entertainment (Blanc Press Diamond Edition, forthcoming), the conceptual fashion magazine The Fashion Issue (Wonder, forthcoming) and five chapbooks. She is founding editor of the online arts and pop cultural criticism journal Gaga Stigmata, which will be published as a book from Zg Press in 2012.
Christie Anne Reynolds is the author of Revenge Poems (Supermachine), idiot heart (The New School Chapbook Contest), and her first full length is forthcoming this summer with Coconut Books. She is a 2003 recipient of an Academy of American Poetry Undergraduate award. Listen to her recordings at The Poetry Project, In-Digest, Listen Party and an interview at TheThePoetry or check out poems and writing in Barrelhouse, Forklift, Ohio, Action, Yes!, Sink Review, Interrupture, LIT, Maggy, Everyday Genius and elsewhere. Christie Ann is a co-curator of The Stain of Poetry Reading Series and the film and poetry reading series, TOTEM. She teaches writing at Hofstra University.