May 25, 2011

Sam Truitt & Sam Lohmann

Sunday, June 12th 

Open Space Cafe
2815 SE Holgate

$5.00 suggested donation

Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of the forthcoming Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete (Station Hill, 2011) and the previously published Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, 2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (Georgia, 2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads, 1998), among other books. 

Currently he teaches in the Language and Thinking Workshop at Bard College and is the Managing Director of Station Hill Press. He lives with Kim Jaye and their daughters, Indiana and Evangeline, in the Mid-Hudson Valley. 

Sam Lohmann is a member of Spare Room. He co-edits Airfoil chapbooks with David Abel, and edits Peaches and Bats, a handmade poetry fanzine. He lives in Portland and works at a preschool. c_L has just released a chapbook, Lines on Canvas or What I Know or Have Seen of His Life

The Uses of Measure are Prosperous 

 a woman is smoking 

 her head is on fire (sun)

 her hair aflame 

 nothing lasts 

 Sam Truitt 

 My shimmy has some dudgeon in it 
             it gets that way it gets on you 
you permanent wave standing and gelling 
            in the crowd no motion 
if you give up on cause and 
         caution close your eyes 
and see the Giant's Causeway with 
       slight foxing and explanatory arrows

Sam Lohmann