This month's installation of the RADAR reading series features Eileen Myles, Miranda Mellis, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and Nate Lippins, four awesome writers reading their work (and giving out cookies!). It's a participatory event, so come ready for the Q & A.
The RADAR Reading Series is a monthly event which invites underground and emerging writers and artists to present their work and engage in a lively conversation with the RADAR audience. Since its beginning at the San Francisco Public Library in 2003, the RADAR Reading Series has hosted over seven hundred writers and artists at all stages of their careers, from zinesters and slam poets to first-time novelists to critically acclaimed artists.
Eileen Myles is the author of several groundbreaking literary works,
the most recent of which is Inferno (a poet's novel) (2010, OR books)
which chronicles the adventures of a female writer in hell very much
like Eileen Myles. She contributes to a wide number of publications
including Art Forum, Parkett, The Believer, Vice, Cabinet, The Nation,
TimeOut, Book Forum and AnOther Magazine.
Miranda Mellis is the author of The Spokes (Solid Objects, 2012); None
of This Is Real (Sidebrow Press, 2012); Materialisms (Portable Press
at Yo-Yo Labs, 2009); and The Revisionist (Calamari Press, 2007). She
has received The John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, The Micheal Harper
Praxis Prize, The New Voices Sudden Fiction Prize, and an NEH
Independent Research Grant.
Lorna Dee Cervantes is an award-winning Chicana, Native American
(Chumash), feminist, activist poet who is considered one of the major
Chicana poets of the past 40 years. Her published works include
Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems, DRIVE: The First Quartet and From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger.
Nate Lippens is a Seattle-based writer and performer. His work has
appeared in Mobius, Yeti, No Depression, High Performance, Face
Review, and various Seattle publications. He is the recent recipient
of the Hopgood Prize for Fiction and is completing his novel, You Know
Who You Are.