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Trish Salah: New Author Page

Posted 5/2/2016

Here's another new PennSound author page to start your week off on the right foot: this time it's for Canadian poet and critic Trish Salah.

The earliest of the recordings archived here is from the 2009 ADFEMPO (Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism) conference, organized by Belladonna*, which took place on September 24th and 25th of that year. Salah appeared as part of a panel on "Body as Discourse" chaired by Kate Eichhorn that included Joan Retallack, Laura Smith, Nathalie Stephens (Nathanaël), and Ronaldo V. Wilson in addition to Salah, which explored "questions of the body, referentiality, remapping bodies and borders, intertextuality, narrativity, aesthetics, and the challenges of de-essentialization as we scrutinize 'female,' 'queer,' 'raced' and 'othered' bodies."

Beyond that panel, there's a brief set as part of a Belladonna* Reading Series event on Transfeminism and Literature from 2012, and Salah's Segue Series reading at the Zinc Bar in March 2013. Click the title above to start exploring.

Grzegorz Wroblewski in Sweden, 2016

Posted 4/29/2016

Fans of Polish poet Grzegorz Wroblewski will be excited for this new addition to his PennSound author page: a March 12, 2016 appearance at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Visby, Sweden, where he was accompanied by his translator, Piotr Gwiazda. Featuring selections from Kopenhaga (2013) and the forthcoming Zero Visibility (2017), the reading is nearly a half-hour in length.

Those looking to further explore Wroblewski's work will want to check out his PennSound author page, which includes a pair of 2014 readings in London and a pair of musical settings of his work. Over at Jacket2 you'll find contributions to last year's "(Polish) Poetry after Różewicz" feature from both Wroblewski and Gwiazda, along with "The Passenger Syndrome," a 2014 interview between the two.

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague: New Author Page

Posted 4/27/2016

One of our latest author pages is for poet Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. At its heart are a number of selections from his debut collection, Oil and Candle (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015).

The first of two release parties for the book took place at DIESEL Books in Oakland on March 5, 2016. In addition to a twenty-three minute reading by Ojeda-Sague, the event featured sets by Hugo Garciá Manríquez, Cheena Marie Lo, and Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo. That was followed by a release party in Philadelphia at L'Etage on March 29, 2016. Replicating the Oakland set-up, this event featured a headlining set from Ojeda-Sague with brief sets by Camara Brown, Oki Sogumi, and Connie Yu beforehand. Both video and audio footage of this reading are available.

Earlier this month, Ojeda-Sague sat down for a recording session at our own Wexler Studio at the Kelly Writers House, reading four poems from Oil and Candle: "Limpias," "Poem for "Eleguá," "Any," and "Abrecaminos." You'll find that, in addition to his appearance on PoemTalk #94 (on the work of CAConrad) and PennSound Podcast #50 (his interview with Emji Spero) on on his new PennSound author page.

PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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