Beverly Dahlen, a native of Portland, Oregon, has lived in San Francisco for many years. Her first book, Out of the Third, was published by Momo’s Press in 1974. Two chapbooks, A Letter at Easter (Effie’s Press, 1976) and The Egyptian Poems (Hipparchia Press, 1983) were followed by the publication of the first volume of A Reading in 1985 (A Reading 1—7, Momo’s Press). Since then, three more volumes of A Reading have appeared. Chax Press published A Reading 8—10 (1992); Potes and Poets Press: A Reading 11—17 (1989); Instance Press: A Reading 18—20 (2006). Chax Press also published the chapbook A-reading Spicer & Eighteen Sonnets in 2004. A forthcoming issue of Crayon will publish poetry and her essay on beauty.
Ezra Mark writes between things. He is author of the prose work Intention, with Retention forthcoming. Current projects are Slow Motion (completing the arc of the previous two books) and Clairefontaine. He lives and works in Seattle.
Thanks to the Wayward Music Series and nonsequitur for co-sponsoring this event.