The Yes! Reading Series continues on Friday, November 11 at the Social Justice Center featuring the film of Jason Cosco and poetry from MacGregor Card and Conchitina Cruz at 8:00PM.
Here is some information on the features for the evening:
Macgregor Card is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Queens. His first book, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, will be out in Fall 2009 from Fence Books (selected for the Fence Modern Poets Series by Martin Corless-Smith). He was the editor of The Germ and Firmilian: A Spasmodic Knowledge Base. He is currently editing an anthology of New York School poetries with Olivier Brossard.
Conchitina R. Cruz is a Filipina poet who teaches creative writing and comparative literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Formerly an INTARMED student, Cruz shifted to the University of the Philippines’ Creative Writing program, from which she graduated magna cum laude and College of Arts and Letters valedictorian in 1998.
While on a Fulbright grant, she studied and taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she received her MFA in Writing.
Her works include Disappear, a chapbook published in 2005 by High Chair, and Dark Hours, published in 2005 by The University of the Philippines Press. She is also the youngest poet in the anthology A Habit of Shores, the third part in Gémino H. Abad’s three-volume collection of one hundred years of Philippine poetry and verse.
Some of her works have also appeared in Mid-American Review, Indiana Review, Philippine Studies and the online journal High Chair. In September 2006, Dark Hours was reviewed by Andy Brown, the creative writing program director at the University of Exeter.
Cruz has won two Palanca Awards to date, one in 1996 for “Second Skin” and another in 2001 for “The Shortest Distance”. Her book Dark Hours won the 2006 National Book Award for Poetry.
Jason Cosco works with video and sound under the name 1983. He is a member of the bands Grab Ass Cowboys and Berberine, and is a member of the Upstate Artists Guild.
Yes, Reading! is a series in Albany, NY curated by James Belflower and Matthew Klane
Past readers include: Bernadette Mayer, Anna Moschovakis, Jennifer Karmin, Cynthia Hogue, Charmaine Cadeau, Robert Strong, Raurri Jennings, Shane Jones, Julianna Spallholz, Andrew Zawacki, Joshua Harmon, Anne Gorrick, John Cotter, Cara Benson, Eric Keenaghan, Sarah Lariviere, Laura Sims, Deborah Poe, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Karl Gartung, Kate Greenstreet, Christophe Casamassima, Natalie Knight, Jono Tosch, Jessica Fjeld, Adam Golaski, Greg Purcell, Josh Potter, James Belflower, Anna Elena Eyre, Chris Tonelli, Janaka Stucky, Jonas Williams, and Tara Needham.