[Local events] FWD:Tue 5/21, Holland, Zumas, Jaffe at Ristretto
david at thetextgarage.com
Fri May 10 12:13:41 PDT 2013
The Ristretto Reading Series Presents a night of fiction with:
*Tuesday, May 21
3808 N. Williams
/Bookslut/ describes *Noy Holland*'s most recent story collection /Swim
for the Little One First/ (FC2) as "a showcase for the technical
possibilities of language." This language, at once minimal and
immeasurably potent, serves to crystalize moments of human despair and
of joy in or in spite of despair. Holland's previous collections of
short fiction and novellas include /What Begins with Bird/ (FC2) and
/The Spectacle of the Body /(Knopf). She has taught for many years in
the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts
*Leni Zumas* is the author of the novel /The Listeners /(Tin House), as
well as the story collection /Farewell Navigator /(Open City). Kevin
Sampsell calls /The Listeners/ "a darkly funny and disturbing rager"
rife with "killer sentences." Zumas currently teaches in the MFA Program
in Creative Writing at Portland State University.
*Sara Jaffe*'s short fiction has appeared in journals including /NOON,
Paul Revere's Horse, matchbook/, and Publication Studio's /Weekday/. She
is an editor of and contributor to /The Art of Touring/, an anthology of
writing and visual art by touring musicians, released in 2009 by
Portland's Yeti Publications (inspired by her role as guitarist for
post-punk band Erase Errata). She is also a co-founding editor of New
Herring Press, a purveyor of prose chapbooks.
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