Labor & Ecology: An OPR Reading
Wed, 23 April 2014, 7 PM, 244 Greene St, First Floor.
Free and Open to the Public
Featuring poets Robin Clarke and Brenda Iijima–and the release of the OPR/Double Cross Press Broadside of Clarke’s “a poem for may day 2013,” letterpress printed for the occasion.
Robin Clarke is a poet, activist and teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she has lived most of her life. She is a non-tenure-track faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Volunteer Organizing Committee of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers. She is the author of Lines The Quarry (Omnidawn, 2013), winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry. With the poet Sten Carlson, she co-authored a chapbook of poems entitled Lives of the Czars (nonpolygon, 2011).
Brenda Iijima’s involvements occur at the often unnamable conjunctions and mutations of poetry, choreography, research movement, animal studies, speculative non-fiction, care-giving and forlorn histories. Her forthcoming book, Untimely Death is Driven Beyond the Horizon will be published by 1913 Press in 2014. She is also the publisher of Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs and will publish the 50th book from the press this year.