Featherless #7 will take place on January 16th, at 7:30 pm, at
Wordspace. We have three very exciting readers this time, from the
bestselling author Thaisa Frank, experimental poet/critic/critical
poet Mathew Timmons, and the mysterious spoken word artist m.g.
martin. Come see.three very different voices collide, collude, and
inspire....and then stay for handmade nibbles.
Thaisa Frank is the author of two acclaimed short story anthologies
SLEEPING IN VELVET and A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGE. She also
co-authored the nonfiction work FINDING YOUR WRITER'S VOICE, which is
taught in MFA programs. Her new novel HEIDEGGER’S GLASSES centers
around a secret Compound of Scribes, tasked by Third Reich officials
to answer letters sent to the dead in the concentration camps.
Exploring the fluid boundaries between recorded history and the life
of the imagination, the novel reconstructs the landscape of Nazi
Germany from an entirely original vantage point. A two-time Pen Award
Winner and Pushcart nominee, Ms. Frank has taught writing at San
Francisco State, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley, and leads workshops
and writing retreats nationwide.
Mathew Timmons' works include The New Poetics (Les Figues Press),
Sound Noise (Little Red Leaves), The Archanoids (a cd of solo and
collaborative sound poetries), CREDIT (Blanc Press) and Lip
ServiceWhere is it Written? from Imipolex Press, and After Darío from
Molo Press. His visual and performance work has been shown at (323)
Projects, LACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CCA, Outpost for
Contemporary Art, ArtSpeak Vancouver, LACMA, UCLA Hammer Museum, and as part of ArtLA. Mathew works as the General Director of General
Projects, editor of Insert Press, Los Angeles editor of Joyland,
Co-Host of LA-Lit 2005-2009, and has curated events, readings and
ephemeral art shows for Beyond Baroque, Betalevel, workspace, and
REDCAT. His writing may be found in various journals including
P-Queue, Flim Forum, The Physical Poets, Out of Nothing, Mammut, Area
Sneaks, Try, Or, Emohippus, Luvina, Aufgabe and The Encyclopedia
Project. His critical writing may be found in Artweek, Artillery,
ArtSlant, The Magazine, The Poetry Project Newsletter and X-TRA.
(Slack Buddha). Forthcoming projects include two chapbooks:
m.g. martin is the author of One For None (Ink.) available through
Small Press Distribution: http://bit.ly/c1oesE. His poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, Shampoo, Evergreen Review
& Short, Fast and Deadly. m.g. co-produced/hosted Literary Death
Match SF & is moving to NYC where he will co-host LDM NY. Spam
musubi is m.g.'s favorite food as it takes him back to his native
Hawaii. Follow his tweets at: @themgmartin & check out his blog at
mgmartin.tumblr.com. The problem is: none of this is true, m.g.
doesn't even exist.