POSES: Reading & Release Party!

POSES:  Reading & Release Party!

Presented by Green Arcade Books

November 30 @ 7:00

in the fabulous McRoskey Mattress 2nd floor loft

With special guests:  Farnoosh Fathi, Alix Lambert & Frances Richard

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I’m excited to be getting ready for the Release Party for Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model, hosted by The Green Arcade, November 30, 2012 @7:00 in the fabulous McRoskey Mattress Co. 2nd floor loft.

The book comes out very soon, and this will be the first reading from it in SF.  What better way to celebrate the publication of my own book, but to have friends join me and read their own work? The evening will include readings by Farnoosh Fathi, whose book Great Guns will be coming out with Canarium this spring; Alix Lambert, who will read a new piece and show some clips of new video work; and Frances Richard, whose book The Phonemes was published earlier this year by Les Figues and her book, Anarch. will be coming out out any minute from Futurepoem.

The general schedule for the evening is as follows:

7:00 – 8:00

+ General Merriment/Refreshments

+ Life Drawing session with Chester Arnold & co.   You are welcome to join in and draw from the model.  [easels + paper + materials are provided]

+ Fal’e Farnoosh: Collaborative Oracular Readings with Farnoosh Fathi (a sneak peek of her new book Great Guns coming out this spring from Canarium Press)

8:00 – 9:00:  Reading

Farnoosh, Alix, Frances, & Genine

Admission:  $5.00 (free with purchase of the book)

at The McRoskey Mattress Company, 1687 Market Street (at Gough)


Genine Lentine is the author of Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes and the chapbook Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model. She is co-author with Stanley Kunitz and photographer Marnie Crawford Samuelson of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. She received an M.S. in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University.  She’s received residencies from Headlands, Hedgebrook, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. This year, with support from an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure Gallery, she is conducting a series of interviews called Mattress Talks: Artists Discuss Discomfort. Recent work appears in Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas and Conversations at the Wartime Café, Ninth Letter, and Shambhala Sun. Works-in-progress include Archaeopteryx, On Growth + Form, and Slug or Snail: An Assay on Velocity and Viscosity.  She is currently at Montalvo Arts Center as a 2012 Lucas Literary Arts Fellow.


Farnoosh Fathi was born in 1981 to Iranian parents, and raised in California. Her poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Everyday Genius, Poetry and elsewhere. Her translations of poetry have appeared in Circumference and Jacket2; interviews with poets can be found in The Brooklyn Rail; and an essay on Emily Dickinson’s influence on contemporary poetry can be found in The Emily Dickinson Journal. Her first book of poems Great Guns will be published by Canarium Books this spring. She lives in Oakland.


Alix Lambert’s feature length documentary The Mark of Cain was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, received an honorable mention from the French Association of Journalism, and aired on Nightline. Her feature length documentary, Bayou Blue (made in collaboration with David McMahon) had its world premiere in competition at IDFA (Amsterdam) in November. She wrote Episode 6, season 3 of Deadwood: “A Rich Find” (for which she won a WGA award) and was a staff writer and associate producer on John From Cinicinnati. As an artist Lambert has exhibited her work to international critical acclaim, showing in The Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, The Georges Pompidou Center, and the Kwangju Biennnale, to name a few. She is represented by Anna Kustera Gallery in NYC. She is the author of four books: MASTERING THE MELON (D.A.P.), THE  SILENCING (Perceval Press), RUSSIAN PRISON TATTOOS (Schiffer Publishing), and CRIME (Fuel Publishing). For theater, she has written and directed Crime, USA which has been staged at Joe’s Pub in NYC and elsewhere.  Lambert co-founded and is co-artistic director of The Brooklyn International Theater Company (with Nelson George, Danny Simmons, and Annabella Sciorra). She is currently in post-production (as director and producer) on the feature length documentary: Mentor (about teen suicide and bullying at Mentor High in Mentor Ohio).

Frances Richard


Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). She writes frequently about contemporary art; with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi she is co-author of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005).

In conjunction with MATTRESS TALKS:  Interviews with Artists & Poets on Discomfort.
Support for MATTRESS TALKS is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Program. Gratitude to McRoskey Mattress Company @ 1687 Market St.
For more information, write to geninelentine@gmail.com


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