March 7, 2010: Sunday, 4 PM – Michael Palmer, Andrew Joron, and Andrew Zawicki – Reading their Poetry at The Eric Firestone Gallery Exhibition and Event Space, 403 N 6th Ave (at the corner of 7th St, map), just north of the 6th Ave underpass in downtown Tucson. This event is cosponsored by POG, Chax Press, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Phone Chax Press at 520-620-1626 for information. $5 admission, $3 students

This event is possible due to the presence of the presenting poets in Tucson for Words Through: A Tribute to Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005), which will be held Saturday, March 6, at 3:00 pm at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Michael Palmer Born in Manhattan, poet and translator Michael Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969. He has worked with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for over thirty years and has collaborated with many visual artists and composers. His most recent poetry collections are Codes Appearing (Poems 1979-1988) (New Directions, 2001) and Company of Moths (New Directions, 2005). His selected essays and talks, Active Boundaries, was published by New Directions in 2008. In 2006, he received the Wallace Stevens Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He has taught at various universities in the United States and Europe, and his writings have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Andrew Joron is the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). After a decade and a half spent writing science-fiction poetry, culminating in his volume Science Fiction (Pantograph Press, 1992), Joron began to elaborate other forms of lyric speculation. This work has been collected in The Removes (Hard Press, 1999), Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), and The Sound Mirror Flood Editions, 2008. The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. Joron is also the translator, from the German, of the Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch’s Literary Essays (Stanford University Press, 1998). He lives in Berkeley.

Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia). His recent chapbooks include Lumièrethèque (Blue Hour), Glassscape (Projective Industries), Roche limit (tir aux pigeons), and Bartleby’s Waste-book (PS). He is coeditor of Verse, and his translation of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is forthcoming from Burning Deck.