Elaine Kahn and Trisha Low
Thursday MAR 17
4:30pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, SFSU, free and open to the public
Poets Elaine Kahn and Trisha Low read from their writings, and engage in conversation with one another and their audience.
Elaine Kahn was born in Evanston, Illinois, and she is the author of the poetry collection Women in Public (City Lights, 2015) as well as several chapbooks, most recently A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia) and Customer (Ecstatic Peace Library). She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA from California College of the Arts. Kahn is the managing editor of Flowers & Cream, an independent publisher of limited-edition poetry books, and a founding member of the P.Splash Collective. She has musical releases with Ecstatic Peace, Night People, and Hot Releases. Recent writing has appeared in It's Night in San Francisco but it's Sunny in Oakland, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Art Papers. She currently lives in Oakland.
Trisha Low is the author of The Compleat Purge (2013), and her work was featured in the anthology Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (2011). In The Compleat Purge, Low engages narrative and documentary structures to explore the impact of fantasy on perception, in particular the perception of feminine identity. In a 2013 Vol.1 Brooklyn review, Tobias Carroll described The Compleat Purge as “a hybrid in the best sense of the word, bridging styles to get at something deeper; volleying out a series of cloaks to get at something much more essential.” Low earned a BA at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA at New York University. She lives in the East Bay.
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