Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 pm: Carson Cistulli, James Honzik, and Future Death Toll

Sooner than you might expect!: Poets Carson Cistulli and James Honzik and special musical guest Future Death Toll all making noise for you for free!

Where: 3968 SE Mall St., Upper Floors
When: Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm

No donation turned away!


James Honzik:

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, then studied poetry under John Yau, Bernadette Meyer, and David Trinidad at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, the heart of poetry in NYC, and with Charles Bernstein at the New School.

Out on the West coast I fell into a job as a commercial photographer. In a year I took over 50,000 photos of buildings in cities all over the Pacific Northwest, in rain, in fog, in sun, in shadow, in mist, in summer, and winter.

Now, somehow, my poetry and photography has combined. Lichen, water, stone, corrosion, decay, and the faces of my friends, have become the vocabulary of a visual poetry.


Carson Cistulli teaches both at Portland Community College and through the Writers in the Schools program sponsored by Literary Arts. His first book, Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated, was published by Casagrande Press. His second book, Winning, is forthcoming from the same press. He lives in Portland.


Future Death Toll is an artist collective residing in Portland that produces and manipulates live audio and video. Armed with modular synthesizers, projectors, a drumpad and a blaze orange rotary phone, and uniformed in blaze orange ‘Dannaz and safety vestz. Future Death Toll is a throbbing mess noise that eats technology and shits performance art.

Future Death Toll will perform back alley open-heart surgery on its most enthusiastic patients. The process of rearranging, patching, and modifying audio and video induces intestinal oscillations that could easily jump-start Dr. Frankenstein’s creature.