Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tinker Greene & John Sakkis

will be reading on

Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:30.

Originally from New England where he founded and led Poets' Mimeo Cooperative in Burlington, Vermont, Tinker Greene is a sometime wilderness traveler and photographic image-maker as well as a teacher and practitioner of poetry. He relocated to San Francisco more than two decades ago and participated in the early years of the New College Poetics Program. More recently, he has begun issuing a series of chapbooks which he distributes directly to interested parties: titles include Man Going to His Doom, Solid Smoke and Funeral Sentences. Joanne Kyger has characterized these recent poems as "'right on' and ... spare and perfect."

John Sakkis' first full length book, Rude Girl, is just out from BlazeVox Books. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including most recently: Gary Gygax, The Moveable Ones and Rude Girl. With Angelos Sakkis he translates the work of Athenian multimedia artist/ poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis; their translation of Agrafiotis's Maribor is forthcoming from The Post-Apollo Press as well as Chinese Notebook forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives in the Lower Haight and works at Small Press Distribution in Berkeley.

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