Monday, January 10, 2011

Crosshatxh Poetry Series, curated by MFA poet and current Halls Emerging Artist Fellow LAUREL BASTIAN presents Timothy Yu, Ron Czerwien, Andy Gricevich and Kelsey Van Ert at Project Lodge, 817 Johnson St. on Thursday, January 20 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Suggested donation: three bucks, all for the Wisconsin Books to Prisoners Project, which will use your spare change to mail books to folks behind bars who can't afford them.

TIMOTHY YU is a professor of English and Asian American studies at UW-Madison. He is also the author of the poetry collection Journey to the West (Barrow Street), which won the Vincent Chin Memorial Chapbook Award from Kundiman, as well as a book of criticism, Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford University Press). His work has also appeared in SHAMPOO, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Chicago Review.

RON CZERWIEN is the owner of Avol's, a used & out-of-print bookstore in Madison, WI. His poems have appeared in Arbor Vitae, After Hours, Hummingbird: Magazine of the Small Poem, Rosebud, Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Wisconsin Academy Review, and on-line at Moria, Nth Position, Qarrstiluni, Right Hand Pointing, and SHAMPOO. He also hosts the monthly "First Thursday Open Mike Poetry Readings."

ANDY GRICEVICH lives in Madison, where he edits Cannot Exist magazine and (with Lewis Freedman), facilitates the ______________-Shaped Reading Series. He spent much of the last decade performing satirical cabaret songs with the Prince Myshkins and strange political theater and chamber music with the Nonsense Company.

KELSEY VAN ERT (Pyro) is from St. Paul/Minneapolis Minnesota. Her artistic interests include spoken word, theater, visual art, break dancing, and music, including piano, guitar, cello and voice. She currently holds a full scholarship from UW-Madison where she is part of First Wave, a four year program geared towards Hip-Hop arts and community activism. Through First Wave she has been able to travel and perform throughout the U.S as well as Mexico, Panama, and most recently the United Kingdom.

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