The first Rhapsodomancy of 2015 features short readings and conversation with Siel Ju and Jen Hofer, Sat. March 21st, 8pm-10pm in downtown Los Angeles. Click here for the fb invite.
The event will feature short readings from both writers and conversation on connection/disconnection.
Siel Ju: “Connection/disconnection: themes / ideas / plots within our writing and as the relationship between the author and reader. As writers we’re often having to tread this line between the need for self-expression for the sake of self-expression and the need to connect / reach others with our work. And perhaps this is true of our other relationships too — this tension between wanting to do our own thing regardless of what others think, and wanting to connect with and be accepted by others — which often comes up in writing.”
SIEL JU is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Might Club from Horse Less Press and Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit from Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and stories have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, ZYZZYVA, LIT, and other places. More of her work can be found at sielju.com.
JEN HOFER is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and language experimentation collaborative Antena and the SoCal language justice advocacy collective Antena Los Ángeles. She has published poems, translations, and essays with numerous small presses, including Action Books, Atelos, belladonna, Counterpath Press, Kenning Editions, Insert Press, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press, LRL Textile Editions, New Lights press, Palm Press, Subpress, Ugly Duckling Presse, and in various DIY/DIT incarnations. Her most recent translations are letters she and Dolores Dorantes wrote collaboratively, for Harriet: The Blog.