JJ Garza, The French Invented Music, 2009, mixed media, 36 " x 36" each at RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Vanessa Place & Rob Halpern Reading & Conversation
Friday August 5, 2011 at 7:30pm
Insert Blanc Press HQ
Los Angeles, CA 90027
On the occasion of Rob Halpern visiting Los Angeles from the Bay Area and on the occasion of Vanessa Place's new book, Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case, from Blanc Press please join us for a reading and conversation with Vanessa Place and Rob Halpern.
Rob Halpern is the author of two books of poems, Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), as well as several chapbooks, including Weak Link (Slack Buddha 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot Editions 2008). His new project, Music for Porn, is forthcoming next year (Nightboat Books). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch 2007), soon to be reissued by Displaced Press in an expanded edition.
Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (2006), La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2, 2008), Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (2010). A book of conceptual poetry, Statement of Facts, will be published in France by éditions è®e, as Exposé des Faits; a trilogy of conceptual work, Statement of Facts, Statement of the Case, and Argument, is being published in America by Blanc Press (USA). Her Factory-type chapbook series is available via oodpress (Brazil). Place is also a regular contributor to X-tra Art Quarterly, and has lectured and performed internationally.