Sunday, November 15, 2009


The Creative Writing Program will be hosting a reading/multimedia event featuring poets Christine Hume and Jeff Clark on Nov 18 at 7pm at the Hammes Bookstore.

Christine Hume was born in 1968 and has lived in sixteen different States and countries. She is the author of three books and a chapbook: _Musca Domestica_ (Beacon Press 2000), winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize; _Alaskaphrenia_ (New Issues 2004), winner of the Green Rose Award and Small Press Traffic's 2005 Best Book of the Year Award; _Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense_, a chapbook and CD (Ugly Duckling Presse 2007); and most recently _Shot_ (Counterpath Press 2009). Lux Books in Berlin will issue a bilingual Selected Poems in 2010. Her work has been translated into German, Dutch, and Slovenian. She currently teaches in the interdisciplinary Creative Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University.

Jeff Clark was born in southern California in 1971. He went to Iowa for poetry, then moved to San Francisco, where he lived from 1995 to 2000. From 2000 to early 2004 he lived in Oakland, and now lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his partner, the poet Christine Hume, and their daughter, Juna Hume Clark. After eleven years with Oakland design studio Wilsted & Taylor, Clark does book design as Quemadura ( His own books are _The Little Door Slides Back_ (Sun and Moon, 1997; reprint FSG, 2004), _Music and Suicide_ (FSG, 2004), and _2A_ (Quemadura, 2006), a book written with Geoffrey G. O'Brien. A limited edition book entitled _Ruins_ just appeared this fall, coinciding with a show in NYC of Clark's design work.

Book signing to follow. Author books will be available for sale at the bookstore. The event is free and open to the public.


Blogger amanda said...

Seriously wish I could go to this.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

yes it was really good. Jeff's new book is super.


4:54 PM  

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