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New at J2: Aaron Beasley & David Buuck on Tripwire & “really doing contemporaneity”

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Exchanged over email, this interview between David Buuck & Aaron Beasley explores Tripwire’s aesthetico-political engagement and counterinstitutional practices, as well as what affordances print can bring to the digitally inflected poetics scene. It has been lightly edited for readability.

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  • Tripwire 14: The Red Issue— now available for $3 download
    375+ pages of new poetry & translations, essays, reviews, radical poetries from the archive, a special section on Greek Poetry of the Crisis & more
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A Ballad for Etel Adnan

Join Tripwire editor David Buuck at SFMOMA for an exploration of Etel Adnan’s relationship to Bay Area creative communities at a night of poetry and musical performances. Artist Simone Fattal and poets David Buuck, Nick Hoff, and Denise Newman will share selections from both Adnan’s writing and their own. The evening’s festivities continue with a performance by experimental harpist and composer Zeena Parkins and percussionist William Winant inspired by Adnan’s long relationship to color, abstraction, and the California landscape.

Thursday, September 20, 7-9pm
SFMOMA (free with museum admission)
Floor 4, Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box


Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series:
Jen Hofer & John Pluecker Reading & Presentation

The Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series, a partnership with The Poetry Center, debuts this month with a two-day series by poet-translator-activists Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, who collectively organize Antena, a language justice and language experimentation collaborative focusing on writing, art- and book-making, translating, interpreting, and language justice. Hofer and Pluecker, visiting respectively from Los Angeles and Houston, will read from their own work, then present their work around Antena the following evening; both events are free and open to the public.

Jen Hofer and John Pluecker 
reading from their poetry

Wednesday, September 26, 7pm
EM Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th Street (one block from 12th Street BART), Oakland

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Antena: a language justice and language experimentation collaborative
Jen Hofer and John Pluecker

Thursday, September 27, 7pm
The Poetry Center
SFSU, HUM 512


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Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Jen Hofer & John Pluecker Reading & Presentation

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Jen Hofer & John Pluecker will read from their poetry & present their collaborative work with Antena as the debut event for the Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series

The Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series, a partnership with The Poetry Center, debuts this month with a two-day series by poet-translator-activists Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, who collectively organize Antena, a language justice and language experimentation collaborative focusing on writing, art- and book-making, translating, interpreting, and language justice. Hofer and Pluecker, visiting respectively from Los Angeles and Houston, will read from their own work on Wednesday, September 26, then present their work around Antena the following evening, Thursday, September 27. Join us!

Video: Antena: Jen Hofer/John Pluecker on Vimeo

TRIPWIRE CROSS-CULTURAL POETICS SERIES
Jen Hofer and John Pluecker 
reading from their poetry

Wednesday SEPT 26
7:00pm @ E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th Street (one block from 12th Street BART), Oakland
free and open to the public
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Antena: a language justice and language experimentation collaborative
Jen Hofer and John Pluecker

Thursday SEPT 27
7:00pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, SFSU, 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 language experimentation collaborative Antena and local language justice collective Antena Los Ángeles. Her most recent translations are Style / Estilo by Dolores Dorantes (Kenning Editions 2016) and Intervenir / Intervene by Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). Her translation of Virginia Lucas’s Amé.RICA is forthcoming from Litmus Press.

John Pluecker is a language worker who writes, translates, organizes, interprets, and creates. In 2010, he co-founded the collaborative Antena and in 2015 the social justice interpreting collective Antena Houston. His undisciplinary work is informed by experimental poetics, language justice, and cross-border/cross-language cultural production. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including most recently Gore Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018) and Antígona González (Les Figues Press, 2016). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for special issues on NARRATIVE/PROSE & PERFORMANCE/WRITING

Tripwire is looking for critical & creative work on/of contemporary writing & performance for two upcoming special issues. Please email proposals by April 1 to tripwirejournal@gmail.comFinal submissions due May 15.

Yes, please: essays, reviews, interviews, cross-genre, creative-critical writing, translations, poetics statements & experiments, performance texts & documentation.

No, thanks: unsolicited poetry or fiction, conventional academic essays, short “blurby” reviews… if not familiar, please spend some time on our site to get a feel for what we generally publish.