This week we celebrate Friday Happy Hour with visiting writer, Jeffrey Grunthaner who will read poems and excerpts from his forthcoming poetry collection, "The Trouble with Sundays." We are also delighted to have readings by San Francisco-based Meg Hurtado Bloom, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Andrew Kenower, and Zack Haber!
Happy Hour begins at 5:30pm, the readings will commence at 6:30pm. RSVP
Based in New York, Grunthaner's articles, reviews, poems and essays have appeared via Drag City Books, BOMB, Archinect, Folder, artnet News, the 2016 Queens International exhibition catalogue, Imperial Matters, and elsewhere. He curates a reading series on contemporary poetics at Hauser & Wirth Publishers, West 22nd Street.
Meg Hurtado Bloom is a poet, creative director, and editor in chief at Hologram Press. She loves Russian novels, hotel bars, and Blondie. Her work has recently appeared in Split Lip magazine, Lumen magazine, The Doll Anthology by Terrapin Books, Yellow Chair Review, The Volta, and Hidden City Quarterly.. She lives in San Francisco.
Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extrajudicial killing of black people throughout the United States. Originally from San Francisco, Eisen-Martin has taught in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California county jails. He has designed curricula for oppressed peoples education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is a poet who uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. His latest book of poems, Someone’s Dead Already, is just out from Bootstrap Press. He recently lived in and organized around issues of human rights and self-determination in Jackson, MS.
Zack Haber is an organizer of poetics who lives in West Oakland. He published a small book called if you want to be one of them playing in the streets... (quiet lightning / tiny splendor) in 2014. Recent work has appeared in Datableed Zine and Armed Cell. He's currently doing research and writing a book about horrible places. He works as a PE teacher and a reading tutor at Martin Luther King Elementary.