Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday September 27th: Maryrose Larkin, Amanda Huckins, and musical guest Animal Eyes

Two poets and a band. That's right: we give you continuity, structure, and (most importantly) heuristicality. Within this format you will get two women of discrete topology, and a band in temporal flux. Come on--let's compare our own exciting lives with the exciting life we all create at Kidnap at 7:30.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), and Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011).
Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on "Twenty Questions for Five Masters" a play for Language Master and voice.

Amanda Huckins is a poet who lives partially plunged into the ground of Portland, Oregon. Another poet said of her: "I feel like [Amanda is] the Hubble telescope and some, like, space rock flew into [her] f*cking up all [her] sensors but uhh, [she is] still collecting data and the data is damaged in such a way that it is actually much more interesting and uhh you know, useful than the previous data but it's also difficult to read/understand". It may sound like she’s mentally incapacitated, but she most likely is not. Either way, she letterpressed and sewed together a chapbook called Contorted Stone, and she regularly engages in passive and/or immediate collaborations using Google Docs.

Animal Eyes is a Portland, Oregon band. They’re in the process of recording their first album. There are songs about what it’s like to be leaving home at the beginning of a new century, only a few years before the world is supposed to end, about growing older and realizing how important it is to learn from our collective past, to have a collective past, to have family, and about living in cycles with the earth; to be born, to live, and to rest in the ground when we’re done.