In the interest of keeping everyone as healthy and safe as possible, we've decided the most responsible course of action to take is to postpone our events for the rest of March. At Avid Bookshop, we're doing everything we can to take preemptive measures in hopes that it reduces the impact of COVID-19 and we're currently discussing which other events will need to be cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately, we cannot yet provide dates for a rescheduled event, but we will be sure to provide any new information as soon as we receive it.
Avid Bookshop presents Jennifer K. Dick and Gale Marie Thompson for another installment of the Avid Poetry Series. This event will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 6:30-7:30 pm at our Five Points location and is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Jennifer K. Dick is an author who has published 6 chapbooks and 3 full length poetry books, most recently Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt Press, September 2019). A mixed French-English and Italian language book, That Which I Touch Has No Name is forthcoming from Eyewear Press, London in October 2020. Two poems from a new manuscript in process, Shelf Break, just went up online at Jerome Rothenberg’s “Poems and Poetics” series and other work from this book will be appearing in Volt and Tears in the Fence this spring. She co-edited two books on translation in the social sciences, has curated for 15 years a monthly bilingual reading series (Ivy Writers Paris) and has co-organized for the past 10 years with Sandrine Wymann the Ecrire l’Art residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain. In Sept 2019, a large art format book collecting together texts from the residency’s first 21 authors was published, Dossier des ouvrages exécutés (les presses du reel, France).
Jennifer has a PhD in Comparative Lit from Université de Paris III, and is a translator, critic and events organizer involved in collaborative projects, including writing for and with dancer Olivier Gabrys. She teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France and has increasingly been doing translations for text and image works in the arts. Jennifer's recent translations include a chapter by Yves Peyré in the catalogue Takesada Matsutani (Hauser & Wirth Publishers and The Pompidou Center Paris 2019, France/UK), an poetic essay by Jean-Daniel Baltassat in the book Les Horizons Perdus (les éditions de l’attente, France, Feb 2020), the programme catalogue for visual artist Véronique Arnold (Galerie Buchman, Lugano, 2018) and a series of poems written by Jean-Michel Espitallier, appearing soon in Read 6 (1913 presse, USA).
Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020) and Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015), and two chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her work appears in American Poetry Review, Tin House Online, The Adroit Journal, jubilat, BOAAT, and Crazyhorse, among others. She is also the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine. Gale lives in the mountains of North Georgia, where she directs the Creative Writing program at Young Harris College. You can find her on Twitter at @thegalester.
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