CanyonsTonight in Troy, Publication Studio (137 2nd Street, Troy) celebrates James Belflower‘s and Matthew Klane‘s collaborative text-sound-image project, Canyons, taking book form! The duo will read sections from the new book, drop some found sound, and project “scapes ’round the space”. There will also be drinks and books.

James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Jessica, and their dachshund, Jake. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His creative and critical work, broadly speaking, focuses on employing artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the author of The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press 2013), Commuter (Instance Press 2009), and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and reviews appear, or are forthcoming in: Aufgabe, Fence, New American Writing, 1913, and Drunken Boat, among others. With Matthew Klane, he co-curates the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms.

Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is forthcoming from Fence Digital (2016). He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College.