Join Spoonbill Studio [99 Montrose, Brooklyn NY] for WORK AND LEISURE, a poetry reading with Yuko Otomo, Steve Dalachinsky, Daniel Owen, Maddie Braun, and Parker Menzimer.
Yuko Otomo is a visual artist & a bilingual writer of Japanese origin. She writes poetry, haiku, art criticism & essays. Her publications include STUDY & Other Poems on Art (Ugly Duckling Presse), KOAN (New Feral Press) & FROZEN HEATWAVE (Luna Bisonte Prods), a collaborative linked poem project with Steve Dalachinsky. She writes regularly for a critical writing forum www.arteidolia.com
Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn (1946) after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His latest book is Where Night and Day Become One: the French Poems (a selection 1983-2017) (Great Weather for Media, 2018). His other books include: The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse), winner of the PEN Oakland National Book Award; Fools Gold (Feral Press, 2014); A Superintendent's Eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14, unbearable/autonomedia); flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press, 2015); The Invisible Ray (Overpass Press, 2016), with artwork by Shalom Neuman; Frozen Heatwave, a collaboration with Yuko Otomo (Luna Bissonte Prods., 2017); and Black Magic (New Feral Press, 2017). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His column “outtakes” appears regularly in the Brooklyn Rail.
Daniel Owen is the author of the poetry collections Toot Sweet (United Artists Books) and Restaurant Samsara (Furniture Press Books). His translation of Afrizal Malna’s Document Shredding Machine is forthcoming from Reading Sideways Press. His writing has recently appeared in The Recluse, The Brooklyn Rail, The Fanzine, Vestiges, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.
Madeleine Braun’s poetry has appeared in Matrix, The Stockholm Review, Bomb Magazine and is forthcoming in Elderly. She is originally from Winnipeg, MB and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she runs a bi-monthly reading series out of her backyard.
Parker Menzimer is a writer, editor, and bookmaker from Albany, California. His work has appeared in The Lark, StoryFile, Love Within Love (Spoonbill Books, 2017) and elsewhere. With Madeleine Braun he is the co-author of the chapbook TrueBlock. From 2016–2017 he hosted the Group Huddle reading and chapbook series at Topos Bookstore Cafe. He lives in an attic in Hudson, New York with his cat Oud.