April 26, 2007

Charles Alexander & David Abel

Thursday, April 26
7:30 pm

Lindsay & Nita Hill's
3536 NE 17th Avenue

Charles Alexander is a poet, publisher, and book artist. Director of Chax Press (www.chax.org) in Tucson, he is married to visual artist Cynthia Miller, father of two amazing daughters, teacher of poetry, writing, & critical thinking about lit at Poetry Center U of AZ, Naropa U (some summers), & Pima College, and sponsor of readings and other Tucson events through Chax and the literary organization POG. Junction Press recently published his collection Certain Slants.

Poet, performer, and interdisciplinary artist David Abel works as a freelance editor and a bookseller. His most recent publication is Let Us Repair (wax paper scissors, 2007, with Anna Daedalus). A founder of the Spare Room reading series, he devised the libretto for and is currently appearing in Liminal Performance Group’s multimedia lecture-opera, The Theory of Love (www.liminalgroup.org).

from Pushing Water 6

a mind a terrible of linguistic changes thing to minister as caroling, wondering
what juxtapositions rejoice over hostages, dolls which eat the hair of children
or even a clear stream of epithets, hurled unexpectedly at men and women walking on the street

stirring, making a perfect froth

day year's new on quiet is all

— Charles Alexander

False Stop

the end of a line, an
implied horizon
any sentience wears
the grammar of that dwelling

false reclamation
scene inside the wind
no sky higher
than the top of my head

— David Abel