[UPDATE: Lidia Yuknavitch sadly has had to cancel her trip to LA because of a family emergency. We’re sad yes, but let’s send good thoughts in her direction – and if you haven’t picked up a copy of her book yet, you really should. It’s heartwrenching. With that said, do do do absolutely join us on Sunday still – we’ll still have readings by yours truly and Eric Lindley, plus fabulous poets ANTHONY SEIDMAN & GASPAR OROZCO]

How is Family Like a Broken Thumb?
Readings on the Intimate and the Abject

by Janice Lee, Eric Lindley, Anthony Seidman, & Gaspar Orozco

3:30pm Sunday 4/17/11
Outpost For Contemporary Art
1268 North Ave 50 (at York, around the corner from Cafe de Leche)
Highland Park (LA), CA 90042


Janice Lee is a writer, artist, editor, and curator. She is interested in the relationships between metaphors of consciousness and theoretical neuroscience, and experimental narrative. Her work can be found in Big Toe Review, Zafusy, antennae, sidebrow, Action, Yes, Joyland, Luvina, Everyday Genius, elimae, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness,  Daughter (Jaded Ibis, Forthcoming April 2011), and a chapbook Red Trees. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is co-editor of the online journal [out of nothing] and co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe.

Eric Lindley makes work in any medium that will take him. He has published a smattering of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose-poetry and poetic prose in Fence, Joyland, Shampoo, Antennae, and Eoagh. He lives ankle-deep in LA and NYC, and lovingly co-edits [out of nothing]. He’s released two albums and two EP’s of “glitch-folk”, and just finished a residency at Machine Project, where he and puppeteer Katie Shook performed over 100 theatrical shows for one person at a time, for the great advancement of cognitive linguistics!

Anthony Seidman is the author of the On Carbon-Dating Hunger (2000) and  Where Thirsts Intersect (2006), both published by The Bitter Oleander Press. A selection of his work was included in the second volume of Corresponding Voices in 2005, by Syracuse University Press and Point of Contact, as well as in the anthology Barco A Vapor Transatlántico, published by Fondo de Cultura Económica and the Unversidad Nacional Autónoma de México.   He has published translations of American poetry in La Jornada, Mexico City’s major newspaper, Castálida, Reverso, Luvina and  Revista Solar, among others.  His poetry has been published in such journals and newspapers as The Bloomsbury Review, Hunger, Ur-Vox, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Beyond Baroque, Skidrow Penthouse, Milk, Nimrod, Parteaguas (Aguascalientes, Mexico), La Prensa (Managua, Nicaragua), La Reforma (Mexico) and Steau (Romania).

Gaspar Orozco works as a diplomat for Mexico, and recently moved to Los Angeles area from New York. Born in 1971 in Chihuahua, Mexico, he is the author of the collections of poetry Abrir fuego, Astrodiario and Notas del Pais de Z , a bilingual edition with translations by Mark Weiss.  He has published in numerous journals in Mexico, such as Letras Libres and Tierra Adentro, as well as in the United States in Hunger Magazine, The Bitter Oleander and elsewhere.  He was part of the punk rock group Revolución X, and released several records with them. In 2010 co-directed the documentary “Subterranenans”, and is currently working on a documentary about pirate radio broadcasting.