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ANNOUNCING TRIPWIRE #16 – the Performance/Writing issue

cover image: Kevin singing “Send in the Clowns” in The Shakers, courtesy of Dodie Bellamy

Announcing Tripwire 16 – the Performance/Writing issue – with over 325 pages of writing, scores, reviews interviews, & translations, plus a 80 page Kevin Killian Poets Theater tribute! Contributors include:

Tanya Lukin Linklater (with Michael Nardone), Jibade-Khalil Huffman & Simone White, Jean-Thomas Tremblay, Claudina Domingo (trans. Ryan Greene), Kim Rosenfield, Nathan Walker, Liz Knox, Rona Lorimer, Léo Richard, & Hector Uniacke, Mohamed A. Gawad & Dalia Neis, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge & Teddy Yoshikami, interviewed by Michelle N. Huang, Kyoo Lee and Jocelyn Saidenberg, Adriana Garriga-López, Gabrielle Civil, plus a Kevin Killian Tribute, with Eileen Myles * Scott Hewicker * Cliff Hengst * Karla Milosevich * Craig Goodman * Michelle Rollman * Anne McGuire * Wayne Smith * Tanya Hollis * Steve Orth * Lindsey Boldt * Maxe Crandall * Arnold J. Kemp * Carla Harryman, Lee Ann Brown & Tony Torn * Susan Gevirtz * Laynie Browne * Patrick Durgin * Norma Cole * Jo Giardini. & reviews: Jessica Lopez Lyman & Jocelyn E. Marshall on Gabrielle Civil, alex cruse on Merce Cunningham, Rob Stanton on Anne Boyer, Jack Chelgren on Miyó Vestrini, David Grundy on Stephen Jonas, Virginia Konchan on Sarah Vap. 340 pages. $15.

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TWO NEW TRIPWIRE PAMPHLETS: ANTENA & CARTONERA COLLECTIVE

Tripwire is excited to announce two new pamphlets, timed to the Tripwire Series in Cross-Cultural Poetics (hosted by the Poetry Center at SFSU). 

4. Antena Aire (Jen Hofer & John Pluecker),  Flame trough the Bridge: Notes and Transcripts from Improvized Interpreted Poem Perfomances, 2014-2019

5. Cartonera Collective, cardboard minutes // libro de caja 

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Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics @ the Poetry Center, with the Cartonera Collective!

Excited to announce the 2nd annual Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series, featuring three events with the Cartonera Collective, hosted by The Poetry Center at SFSU, Nov 7-8.

Cartonera Collective is a project of Cardboard House Press, devoted to the creation of spaces and media for cultural, artistic, and literary development. We publish writing, art, and contemporary thought from Latin America and Spain, and host bilingual events, community projects and workshops. Our work serves as a platform to exchange ideas and highlight meanings that stimulate diverse human connections and social actions. All of our publications are bilingual—English and Spanish. To date we have published authors from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain and Uruguay.

Presentation and readings: Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Cartonera Collective Bookmaking Workshop
Friday, November 8 – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street (near Harrison), San Francisco
NOTE: Free registration will be capped at 10-12 participants: 

Cardboard House Press/Cartonera Collective: Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, José Antonio Villarán
Friday, November 8 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco

Free and open to the public.

The Collective’s new Tripwire pamphlet, cardboard minutes // libro de cajas, will be available (including limited-editing hand-bound copies), along with the new Tripwire pamphlet from Anenta Aire, who inaugurated the Poetry Center series last year. Hope to see you at some or all of the events!

Tripwire Pamphlet #3: The Feminist Economics Department

Announcing the third installment of the Tripwire pamphlet series: Desperate Holdings (un) Real Estate: Dis-Investment Strategy, by Cassie Thornton and the Feminist Economics Department. Drawing on the collaborative work and story of the immersive real estate/spa installation at Dream Farm Commons in spring 2019, this pamphlet explores the FED’s ongoing investigation into property and land, with art-actions and performative rituals aimed at subverting the logics of colonial real estate and economic displacement. Find out more at the Desperate Holdings site.

Book release and talk: Tues Oct 22, 7pm EM Wolfman Books, Oakland. RSVP here.

Then on October 23, 25, and 28, from 11am to 2pm, come visit Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa at Oscar Grant Plaza for a land-facial! details here

Continental US: single issue, $3 (incl. shipping)

International: 3-issue subscription, $14 (incl. shipping)

3-issue subscription, $8 (incl. shipping)

International: 3-issue subscription, $14 (incl. shipping)

Tripwire Pamphlet #2: nibia pastrana santiago

Tripwire’s 2nd pamphlet showcases nibia pastrana santiago‘s performance interventions at and around the Whitney Museum of American Art, in collaboration with Eduardo F. Rosario and Daniela Fabrizi, and with performance photos and scores as well as texts by Ren Ellis Neyra, Tung-Hui Hu, and guest curator Greta Hartenstein. pastrana’s practice explores choreography as a demarcation of space, an inherently territorial act. She understands the resulting relationships between choreographer, performer, and audience to be enmeshed in a complex power dynamic—one that, in her work, she relates to the colonial force enacted on Puerto Rico by the United States. Her ongoing practice investigates the history and physical characteristics of San Juan Bay; for the Whitney Biennial, she conducted a similar examination of the Hudson River and the New York waterfront, especially in the area around the Whitney.

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Continental US:
single issue, $3 (incl. shipping)

3-issue subscription, $8 (incl. shipping)

International:
single issue, $5 (incl. shipping)


3-issue subscription, $14 (incl. shipping)



ANNOUNCING THE TRIPWIRE PAMPHLET SERIES

Neither a poetry chapbook or a typical poetry zine, this new series will explore a range of (extra-)poetic materials, from short monographs/longer critical essays to collaborations around a theme/issue/site, from archival work to something akin to a mini artist’s catalog that might focus on someone(s)’s work from a variety of angles.

Contributors are paid & pamphlets will be cheap with free PDFs available upon publication.

Our first pamphlet is on the performance poetry of Fel Santos, organized by Paolo Javier & David Mason/Listening Center for the 2018 Queens Museum International Biennale.

Forthcoming pamphlets in 2019 from The Feminist Economics Department, Antena, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, nibia pastrana santiago, the Black Took Collective, Isabel Waidner, & more! Check back for subscription info.


The Poetry Center’s Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Jen Hofer & John Pluecker, Antena

Antena, John Pluecker & Jen Hofer, engage in a live translation experiment, recorded on September 27, 2018, at The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University. The second night of a two-evening program, debuting The Poetry Center’s Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series, Antena enacted their collaborative practice by engaging in topics chosen through audience feedback, free-flowing association, and discussion of current and past projects, culminating in a performance of improvised interpretative poem-making. The prior night, both writers read from their own work, as well as translations, at E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland. Both full programs at Poetry Center Digital Archive.

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.

FALL NEWS

NOW AVAILABLE!

  • 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
  • Tripwire editor David Buuck’s The Riotous Outside— free download from Commune Editions

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


COMING SOON 
Tripwire 15: Narrative/Prose with a mini-feature on Renee Gladman available later this year!

SUBMIT
Deadline for Tripwire 16: Performance/Writing extended to November 1 (guidelines here).


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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.