MLA Off-Site Reading 2011 Los Angeles

MLA Off-Site Reading
Los Angeles Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
7pm doors / reading 7:30pm

801 East 4th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The traditional MLA off-site marathon reading--over sixty poets from across the country, reading for 3 minutes each--brought to you by Brian Kim Stefans, Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Joseph Mosconi and Ara Shirinyan.

Who said conference poetry wasn't sexy? You say MLA. We say MLAwesome.

Zero-sum speed-sport pachinko-style poetasty. Everything poetry is not supposed to be––for four hours!

This is the shadow convention. Screw the well-lit spaces. Guidebook for conventioneers ahead.

Doors open at 7:00, the reading will start at 7:30.

Poets will read for 3 minutes (or less); we place violators on the subway to the sea, MTA-guaranteed, by which we mean they shall never arrive. We have to be out of the venue by midnight, so windbags will be haters. If it sounds like a puptent happening, get this: it is a proper theater, so at least there are no chairs to fold!

There is a parking lot, and during the event there will be an inexpensive cash bar, but we have no other details on the space. It looks really great in the photos.

Did we mention there's a grand piano?

More complete information, including directions, restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, can be found at Brian Kim Stefan's blog, Free Space Comix.

The Cast of Players
in the order they will appear...

7:30 - 7:45
Aaron Kunin
Norman Finkelstein
Vanessa Place
Jonathan Skinner
Andrew Maxwell

7:45 - 8:00
Rodrigo Toscano
Calvin Bedient
Joshua Clover
Molly Bendall
Barrett Watten

8:00 - 8:15
Catherine Daly
Brent Cunningham
Ara Shirinyan
Carla Harryman
Deborah Meadows

8:15 - 8:30
Clay Banes
Jane Sprague
Dawn Lundy
Douglas Kearney
Ronaldo Wilson

8:30 - 8:45
Allison Carter
Cathy Park Hong
David Lloyd
Lyn Hejinian
Amanda Ackerman

8:45 - 9:00
David Lau
Amina Cain
Grant Jenkins
Anna Joy Springer
James Meetze

9:00 - 9:15
Bibiana Maltos
Marcella Durand
Janice Lee
Andy Fitch
Linda Lay

9:15 - 9:30
Timothy Yu
Matias Viegener
Josef Horáček
Harold Abramowitz
Jena Osman

9:30 - 9:45
David Shook
Ted Pearson
Rocío Carlos
Michael Hennessey
Aaron Belz

9:45 - 10:00
Julia Bloch
Guy Bennett
Johanna Drucker
Janet Sarbanes
Patrick Durgin

10:00 - 10:15
Mathew Timmons
K. Lorraine Graham
Joseph Mosconi
Kit Robinson
Will Alexander

10:15 - 10:30
Lisa Sewell
Rae Armantrout
Noura Wedell
Román Luján
John Pluecker

Stuart Krimko
Jeanine Webb
Therese Bachand
Brian Kim Stefans
Daniel Tiffany

10:45 - 11:00
John Tranter
Diane Ward
Sarah Dowling
Teresa Carmody
Susan Schultz

11:00 -
Christine Wertheim
William Mohr