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Friday, October 13 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
New Narrative Poets: A Communal Presence

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Co-presented by Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social movements of the era, most notably Gay Liberation. The Communal Presence conference (continuing through October 15) provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of New Narrative, and to consider its legacy for the future. With readings by Mike Amnasan, Dodie Bellamy, Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Kevin Kiillian, and Camille Roy. FREE

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Mike Amnasan

Mike Amnasan is the author of the semi-autobiographical fiction, I Can't Distinguish Opposites, Liar, and Beyond the Safety of Dreams, and the play, Reverie. He stopped writing fiction to get a PhD in philosophy, an experience which taught him to appreciate literary fiction more... Read More →
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Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy writes genre-bending works that focus on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e). Other books include The TV... Read More →
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Bruce Boone

Bruce Boone is the author of Karate Flower (1973), My Walk With Bob (1979 & reissued in 2006), Century of Clouds (1980 & reissued in 2009), and with Robert Glück, La Fontaine (1981), The Truth About Ted (1984), and a variety of essays in small press journals. In addition, Boone has... Read More →
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Robert Glück

Robert Glück is the author of eleven books, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist, a collection of stories, Denny Smith, prose poems with Kathleen Fraser, In Commemoration of the Visit, and, most recently, Communal Nude: Collected Essays. His work is included... Read More →
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Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, four books of stories, and four books of poetry. He has become well known for his biographical and editorial work on the American poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965) and is now... Read More →
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Camille Roy

Camille Roy’s most recent book is Sherwood Forest (Futurepoem, 2011). Earlier books include Cheap Speech, a play (Leroy, 2002), Craquer, a fictional autobiography (Second Story Books, 2002), and Swarm (Black Star Series, 1998), as well as The Rosy Medallions (Kelsey St. Press, 1995... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Omni Oakland Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA