Hey New York! Jennifer Tamayo (Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes, Switchback Books 2012) reads at the Ear Inn Series with Amy Lawless and John Casteen next Wednesday, April 30th.
Who made you care about poetry in 2013? Maybe it was one of the same people who made JD Scott care? Switchback authors Marisa Crawford and Jennifer Tamayo made his list; did they make yours? Who made you want to pass heart-o-grams this year? Who lept from the page, "rhapsodic . . . deliciously surly."?
JENNIFER TAMAYO & TRACEY McTAGUE
Saturday March 10, 4:00-5:30 PM
Jennifer Tamayo is a writer and performer. Her book Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Book's Gatewood Prize. She serves as the Managing Editor at Futurepoem and lives and works in Harlem.
Tracey McTague has officially gone AWOL, and may never return. In her former life, she organized the Zinc Reading Series, and served as the editor and consigliore for Lungfull! Magazine. She is currently investigating the history of NYC through oyster middens.
JENA OSMAN & MÓNICA DE LA TORRE
Saturday, May 19, 4:00-5:30 PM
Mónica de la Torre’s books include two poetry collections published in the US, Talk Shows (Switchback) and Public Domain (Roof), and two others published in Mexico City, Acúfenos (Taller Dit...
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Art. Memoir. In this bold and energetic debut, temporal malapropisms become purposeful play through Tamayo's poetics of code switching and homophonics. As Tamayo tackles the frustrations of the transnational immigrant experience, language "mistakes" become "missed aches" and she writes mother and mother-tongue into one as "mouth her." A red thread intrudes throughout this frenetic mixed-genre assemblage, suturing identity to the page by erasing text, embroidering images, and stitching collage together. Cathy Park Hong, 2010 Gatewood Prize judge, promises the "brash, political, and bracingly original" [RED MISSED ACHES] will "startle you awake and demand your attention."
You can buy it from SPD here or from Switchback here.