Hear ye, hear ye! Subrosa Anarchist Community Space is hosting this reading in Santa Cruz next weekend! Come hear us to the beat of the Pacific.

Jennifer Scappettone
Anne Lesley Selcer
Jared Joseph

Sunday, JUNE 2
at SubRosa anarchist community space
703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
6pm | by donation

Anne Lesley Selcer is the author of Sun Cycle, forthcoming in September, and Blank Sign Book, a collection of essays on (mostly) art. Her collection, from a Book of Poems on Beauty won the Gazing Grain chapbook award. Art writing includes Banlieusard, a book-length text for Artspeak on media and sense memory, and Untitled (a treatise on form), a limited edition publication for [2nd Floor Projects]. Her writing and poetry has appeared in several anthologies, as well as in Hyperallergic, Art Practical, Jacket2, Open Space, Fillip, Fence, The Chicago Review and GaussPDF among others, as well as for gallery and museum catalogs. Anne Lesley writes about images, form, beauty, invisibility, formlessness, abjection, political emotion.


Jennifer Scappettone's collections of poetry include the chapbook Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale (Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian with Marco Giovenale, and the book-length From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (Atelos, 2016). Her most recent work is SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED: Two Acts, a free e-book from The Elephants hailing from a libretto composed for "mixed-reality" performance aimed at exposing the sordid material underbelly of networked technologies. She has developed interactive and site-specific poetry reactivating quiescent/trashed disasters in collaboration with other artists at places ranging from Counterpath Space, Denver (2019) to the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (2018), 6018|North for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and IN>TIME (2017, 2016), WUHO Gallery, Los Angeles (2014), Trajan’s aqueduct at the American Academy in Rome (2011), and Fresh Kills Landfill (2010-11). She edited a book-length dossier on Italian poetry of research for the journal Aufgabe in 2008, and is founding curator of PennSound Italiana. Her translations of the polyglot refugee writer/musicologist from Fascist Italy Amelia Rosselli were published in Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, and received the Raiziss/De Palchi Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Scappettone teaches at the University of Chicago and is a visiting scholar at Stanford.


Jared Joseph is boring.