November 7, 2001 – Juliana Spahr: Reading from and talking about her chapbook dole street
Wednesday, November 7 | Oakes Mural Room | 7:00 PM
Juliana Spahr is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is co-editor of the journal Chain and member of the Subpress collective. She won the National Poetry Series award for her first book., Response (Sun & Moon Press, 1997), an innovative text possessed with voices of alien otherness. Working on the edge between critical theory and poetic language experimentation, her critical study, Everybody’s Autonomy (Alabama UP, 2001), explores connections between textual invention and the plentitudes of imigrant energies in writers like Stein, Hejinian, Mullen, and Cha. She has a new book of poetry due out this fall called Fuck-You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan), dole street is a work of placenames and material geopoetics set in the entangled colonial contexts of contemporary Hawai’i.