George Albon, Karla Kelsey, and Noah Eli Gordon: Reading: May 3, 2014

T0000001_medium(1) On Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted Noah Eli Gordon, Karla Kelsey, and George Albon for a reading. The reading will coincide with the opening night of artist Sharon Brant’s exhibition at Counterpath.

A San Francisco resident, George Albon’s most recent books are Fire Break (Nightboat Books) and Aspiration (Omnidawn), both from 2013. Earlier books include Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn, 2003), Step (Post-Apollo, 2006), and Momentary Songs: They That Are Delivered From the Noise of the Archers (Krupskaya, 2008). He’s had work in Hambone, Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Talisman, Try, and elsewhere. His essay “The Paradise of Meaning” was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002. Albon will read from Fire Break and from a prose work-in-progress, Café Multiple.

Karla Kelsey is author of three books of poetry: Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary and Iteration Nets, both published by Ahsahta Press, and A Conjoined Book just out from Omnidawn. She edits and contributes to Fence Books’ Constant Critic poetry book review website and has had essays on poetics published in literary journals and anthologies. With Aaron McCollough she co-publishes SplitLevel Texts, a small press that publishes books of contemporary innovative poetry and prose.

Noah Eli Gordon live in Denver, CO. He teaches graduate courses in poetry, poetics, publishing, and nonfiction for the University of Colorado–Boulder’s MFA program, where he also directs Subito Press. He’s the author of eight or nine books, including The Year or the Rooster from Ahsahta Press and The Source from Futurepeom, as well as Novel Pictorial Noise, which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series and subsequently chosen for the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow, 2014), The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde (Nightboat Books, 2014), Villanelles (Everyman’s Library, 2012), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology 2nd Edition (W.W. Norton, 2012), A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (Northwestern University Press, 2011), and Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and was short-listed in The 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading and for the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize.