Saturday at 3 PM – 5 PM

Cirrus Gallery
2011 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, California 90021

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In relationship to the Sonja Gerdes exhibition “Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability” at Cirrus Gallery, Big City Forum presents a series of events designed to amplify and expand upon the ecology of personal and collective consciousness.

Big City Forum: Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Michelle Detorie, Janice Lee

Four Southern California poets and writers will read their work and discuss how the profound instability of the natural world informs their work, which often confronts the limitations of language while investigating forms that mirror our increasingly chaotic environment.

Michelle Detorie is the author of After-Cave (Ahsahta Press, 2014) and numerous chapbooks, including Fur Birds (Insert Press) and How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs).

Amanda Ackerman is the author most recently of The Book of Feral Flora as well as several chapbooks, including The Seasons Cemented (2010) and Short Stones (2012).

Harold Abramowitz’s books include Blind Spot, Not Blessed, Dearly Departed, and Man’s Wars and Wickedness: A Book of Proposed Remedies & Extreme Formulations for Curing Hostility, Rivalry, and Ill-Will (with Amanda Ackerman).

Janice Lee is the author most recently of Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She is Editor of the imprint #RECURRENT for Civil Coping Mechanisms, Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, and Assistant Editor at Fanzine.