Poet Joshua Clover
Reads at the John Natsoulas Gallery
December 1st at 8PM
The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to feature poet Joshua Clover on Thursday, December 1st at 8 P.M. He will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street in Davis.
Joshua Clover is an activist, journalist, scholar and poet whose work has been widely published and acclaimed. The author of six books, Clover specializes in 20th/21st century poetry and poetics, literature and social movements, and communism. Clover’s most recent book, Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings, theorizes riot as historical phenomenon which opens onto a revised history of capital accumulation. Clover has also written three books of poetry, recently including Red Epic, described as “a volatile poetry for a world on fire.” His previous poetry books include Madonna Anno Domini and The Totality for Kids. He has also published 1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About and The Matrix, two works on cultural theory. Clover has been recognized with an individual National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant, the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, along with many other awards.
Having attended both the University of Iowa and Boston University, Clover is currently a faculty member of the UC Davis Departments of English, Comparative Literature, French and Italian Department, and Film Studies Program. Clover has also recently been a Guest Professor at the Université Paris Diderot, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Warwick University in the UK, and a Fellow at the Humanities at Cornell University. Please join us to hear Joshua Clover read from new work.
An open mic will follow the readings by the featured poets. Please bring your poems, short stories, and songs. Participants will be asked to limit their performances to five minutes or two items, whichever is shorter. The Poetry Night Reading Series is hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, the poet laureate of Davis. All are welcome.
December 15: Sacramento Voices, featuring Naomi Williams and others
Future: Amos White, Dorine Jeanette, Wendy Williams, others.
Media Contact: Andy Jones
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938
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