I'm copying below the invite I've just received from my friend Joseph, the editor of Area Sneaks to which yours truly is going to contribute a piece one of these days. In passing I apologize to Joseph who has been the most patient editor ever. Joseph, I swear you will have it one day, but for the moment it really looks like muck!
Anyway, go see it, after maybe swinging by Steve Turner gallery where Edgar Arceneaux and Vince Johnson apparently are in a group show. It will be tight with the group show including Dana Duff opening at Angles, so please drive safely and responsively!
Please join us for a special backyard evening of poetry, food and conversation on Saturday, October 20, as we welcome poet and visual artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis, all the way from Athens, Greece.
Also reading will be local favorite Deborah Meadows.
Saturday, October 20
1305 Romulus Dr.
Demosthenes Agrafiotis is an artist, poet, photographer, editor and sociologist based in Athens, Greece. Agrafiotis is the author of over 13 books of poetry, including a collaboration with Jerome Rothenberg, An Oracle for Delphi (Membrane Press, 1995). Between 1980 and 1990 he edited the Athens-based art & literary journal Clinamen, which featured translations of several influential American poets into Greek for the first time. His first book to appear in English, Chinese Notebook, is currently being translated by John and Angelos Sakkis.
Deborah Meadows teaches in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her works of poetry include: involutia (Shearsman Press, UK, 2007), The Draped Universe (Belladonna* Books, 2007), Thin Gloves (Green Integer, 2006), Representing Absence (Green Integer, 2004), Itinerant Men (Krupskaya, 2004), and two chapbooks, Growing Still (Tinfish Press, 2005) and "The 60's and 70's: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick" (Tinfish Press, 2003). Her Electronic Poetry Center author page is located: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/meadows/