Weekend Update 4/12/2013

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Friday, April 12th, 2013

Innisfree: PBJ Friday

What: PBJ Friday
Where: Innisfree, 1203 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday, April 12th, 2013 7pm – 8pm

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Innisfree: Cherry Veil

What: Cherry Veil
Where: Innisfree, 1203 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday, April 12th, 2013 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Jen Hofer @ Counterpath
Co-hosted by the University of Denver’s Creative Writing Program.

Los Angeles-based award-winning poet and translator Jen Hofer will read from and discuss some of her many translation projects, which include Ivory Black, a bilingual edition of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press, 2011); sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008); and the ground-breaking Sin puertas visibles: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (Ediciones Sin Nombre and University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003). There will be ample time for questions and conversation. Free and open to the public.

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 literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the homemade chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011). Her recent and forthcoming books are available from a range of small presses, including Action Books, Atelos, Dusie Books, Insert Press, Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, Palm Press, and Subpress. She teaches poetics, translation and bookmaking at CalArts and Otis College.

What: Jen Hofer @ Counterpath
Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St., Denver, Colorado 80205
When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 @ 3pm

Not I: Collaboration & Constraint & Les Figues Press Feature with Vanessa Place, Teresa Carmody, Michael Du Plessis, Jen Hofer, and Doug Nufer

Join us Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. for Not I: Collaboration & Constraint and a feature of Les Figues Press, with publishers Vanessa Place and Teresa Carmody, as well as Les Figues authors Michael Du Plessis, Jen Hofer, and Doug Nufer. Les Figues authors and editors discuss “methods for making” and “playing with others.” Performance to follow.

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between Writers/Artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work. The Press intends in the most premeditated fashion to champion the trinity of Beauty, Belief, and Bawdry.

Les Figues Press publishes TrenchArt, an annual series of new literature that posits literary works in an inter-textual conversation; participating writers and artists write an aesthetic essay or poetics, setting the terms and parameters of the serial conversation. Find excerpts and visual art in our Writers/Artists and Les Figues Books.

What: Not I: Collaboration & Constraint & Les Figues Press
Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St., Denver, Colorado 80205
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 6:30 p.m.