Cullen Purser giving a talk on the craftsman’s dilemma.
SATURDAY, JULY 27TH
John Landry / Robbie Sugg / Kyle Harvey
(poetry) | 2pm
ABOUT JOHN LANDRY — John Landry was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he served as poet laureate (2007–2010). During the 1990s, he edited the magazine collision, and recently was a contributing editor for the fiftieth anniversary anthology of San Francisco’s Beatitude and for the New College Review. He now gathers poems for the Newport Review. His book quién va a podar los ciruelos cuando me vaya (who will prune the plum tree when i’m gone) was published in 2010 by Editorial Cuneta in Santiago Chile. He lives in California.
ABOUT ROBBIE SUGG — Robbie Sugg was born in Berkeley, California in 1987. After spending his childhood in a commune in the East Bay hills, he was later raised in Concord (California), and came of age in San Francisco. His interest in Japanese language and culture led him to Kyoto, Japan where he lived for the Autumn of 2006.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking with a minor in Japanese, from San José State University. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York City, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, and the United Kingdom.
His poetry has appeared in journals including Elohi Gadugi, Lummox, Earthen Lamp (India), Caesura, The Café Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, The Newport Review, Flying Fish, and others. His first book, Koccha and Other Poems, was published in the Spring of 2014 by DaysEye Press. He has participated in numerous readings throughout the Bay Area, New England, New Mexico, and Hawai’i.
He plays the guzheng, a 22-stringed ancient Chinese zither.
After 30 years in the Bay Area, he currently resides in Albuquerque, where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art Practice concentrating on printmaking and painting at the University of New Mexico.
ABOUT KYLE HARVEY — Kyle Harvey is a poet, filmmaker, photographer and musician. His collection, Hyacinth, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and its title poem the winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in American Life in Poetry, A Dozen Nothing, Dream Pop, Entropy, Heavy Feather Review, HOUSEGUEST, Metatron, New Bile, Pilgrimage, Pith, Reality Beach, SHAMPOO, Think Journal, The Wallace Stevens Journal and elsewhere. He has published two serial poems, July and Farewell Materials (Lithic Press), as well as a package of broadsides titled The Alphabet’s Book of Colors (Reality Beach). Harvey is currently editing the book Coolidge & Cherkovski: In Conversation and working on a film titled, It’s Nice To Be With You Always. He lives with his wife and children in Fruita, Colorado, where he designs books for Lithic Press and manages Lithic Bookstore & Gallery.
Lithic Bookstore & Gallery
138 S. Park Square #202
Fruita, CO 81521