Yanara Friedland & Phil Cordelli, January 30, 2014

On Thursday, January 30, at 7 p.m. Yanara Friedland and Phil Cordelli read from their recent work, at Counterpath.

Yanara Friedland is a German American writer, teacher and translator. She is forever continuing the exploration of border identities and narratives in journalism, documentary work and in her own writing, recently walking several European national borderlines and conducting research on asylum seekers’ narratives of persecution and migration in London, Malta and Brussels. She is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Denver and her first novel, UNCOUNTRY, which includes images from a long term collaboration with the artist Mollie Hosmer-Dillard. Some of her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Denver Quarterly, Les Editions Maelstrom, Ancients, Quarterly West, The Collagist and elsewhere.

Phil Cordelli is or has been a poet, editor, translator (amateur), filmmaker, painter, farmer, gardener, teacher, carpet cleaner, dishwasher, waiter, surveyor (one who passes out surveys), Marine (by mistake), marine biologist (also by mistake), courier, activist (for one day), and probably a few other things along the way. He currently resides in Denver, CO. He is the author of Manual of Woody Plants (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), New Wave (Blazevox e-book, 2008); Book of Letters/Book of Numbers (Agnes Fox, 2010); and is, along with Brandon Shimoda, The Pines.