Oct 27th 2018

Rodney Koeneke + Zhou Sivan
On Saturday, October 27, Rodney Koeneke and Zhou Sivan will give readings. Doors open at 7pm. This event is free.

Rodney Koeneke’s latest book of poems, Body & Glass, is just out from Wave Books. Other collections include Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). His work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Granta, Harper’s, Harriet, The Nation, Poetry, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. An early member of the Flarf collective, he was active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene until moving to Portland, Oregon in 2006, where he teaches in the History Department at Portland State University.

Zhou Sivan is the pen name of Nic Wong, a Malaysian writer based in Chicago. His e-chapbook of sonnets, Zero Copula (Delete Press, 2015), considers poetic and political questions of alignment and the constructedness of the breath-line. Sea Hypocrisy (DoubleCross Press and Projective Industries, 2016) is a hybrid lyric-satire-reportage piece that examines private and public, local and foreign media response to Malaysia’s policies on migrants and refugees. His work has appeared in Lana Turner, Chicago Review, Almost Island, and Asymptote. He is finishing a comparative literature dissertation on the forms of intellectual history in Southeast Asian Chinese diaspora.

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