Bhanu Kapil, Margaret Ronda, and Stephanie Young
8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21
The Omni @ 4799 Shattuck Ave.
Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado where she teaches writing and thinking at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as well as Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat, 2011), and Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2014).
Margaret Ronda's book of poems, Personification, was published by Saturnalia Books in 2010. Her poems have recently appeared in Aufgabe, Ostrich Review, Gulf Coast, and Pool. She also writes critical essays on ecology, labor, and crisis in American poetry; recent articles have been published in Post45 and the minnesota review. She teaches in the English department at the University of California-Davis.
Stephanie Young lives in Oakland, California. Her collections of poetry include Telling the Future Off (2005), Picture Palace (2008), and Ursula or University (2013). She edited the anthology Bay Poetics (2006) and is a founding editor of the online anthology/“museum” of Oakland, Deep Oakland. Young and poet Juliana Spahr coedited the book A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (2012), a collection of “enactments” investigating politics, feminism, and collaborative poetry practice that the pair performed between 2005 and 2007.