Saturday, February 14, 2009
Alicia Cohen and Jules Boykoff at Powell's on Hawthorne February 22
Reading and book release: Alicia Cohen, /Debts & Obligations/ (O Books) Jules Boykoff, /Hegemonic Love Potion/ (Factory School) Sunday, February 22 4:00 pm Powell's on Hawthorne 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Free admission *Alicia Cohen* is originally from San Diego, California, but has spent her adult life in Portland, Oregon, and Buffalo, New York. /Debts and Obligations/ from O Books is her second collection of poems; her first, /Bear/, was published by Handwritten Press in 2000. She has also shown work in the visual and performance arts, including a gallery installation and "opera" entitled Northwest Inhabitation Log. She earned her Ph.D. in the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo and has taught at Reed College and Portland State University. Presently she lives in Portland, Oregon. *Jules Boykoff* is the author of /Hegemonic Love Potion/ (Factory School, 2009), /The Slow Motion Underneath/ (with Jim Dine, Steidl Editions, 2008), and /Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge/ (Edge Books, 2006). His political writing includes/ Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry & Public Space/ (co-authored with Kaia Sand) (Palm Press, 2008), /Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States/ (AK Press, 2007), and /The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements/ (Routledge, 2006). He teaches politics and writing at Pacific University and lives in Portland where he curates the Tangent Reading Series with Rodney Koeneke and Kaia Sand.