at Book Passage
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2pm
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera,CA 94925 (map)
Al Young introduces
giovanni singleton will read from ASCENSION, her book just out from Counterpath Press.
“These poems,” she says, “press against our deepest held questions: What is an ‘I’? Where are my ‘borders’? What or how am I ‘with’? From whomâ€”from whatâ€”do we hide?”
Zen practitioner and author Norman Fischer writes: “This little book of few words is immense in its silences, depths of ambiguity, range of feelingâ€”dark, light, umber, copper, siennaâ€”full of strange inward jottings (graphically adventurous) that echo and dance in a reader’s mind. ASCENSION’s quiet absences are fully, passionately, presentâ€”you can almost hear the music the title suggests, and the loss and wonder that goes with it.”
giovanni singleton — poet, teacher, and founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to the work of artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces — received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from The New College of California. A recipient of a New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature, she frequently presents on writing, editing, and graphic design at schools and conferences, including the American Literature Association and Spelman College. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Cave Canem, and the Napa Valley Writers Conference. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, VOLT, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent, a Norton anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and Iâ€™ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing. singleton has taught at Saint Maryâ€™s College (Moraga, CA), Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
For further information, contact: Book Passage Marin | 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 | 415.927.0960 Store Hours: MON-SUN 9-9pm