Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sat Dec 13 7pm Sasha Steensen, Eric Baus

Sat Dec 13 7pm Sheldon Art Museum

Sasha Steensen!!! Eric Baus!!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Oct 9--Peter Gizzi, Julie Carr 7pm!

PETER GIZZI is the author of The Outernationale, Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and Periplum and other poems 1987-1992. He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His work has been translated into numerous languages and anthologized here and abroad. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets and fellowships in poetry from The Fund for Poetry, The Rex Foundation, Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has held residencies at The MacDowell Colony, The Foundation of French Literature at Royaumont, Un Bureau Sur L'Atlantique, and the Centre International de Poesie Marseille (cipM). His editing projects have included o•bl├ęk: a journal of language arts, The Exact Change Yearbook, The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer and My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer. He is currently the poetry editor for The Nation. He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Julie Carr is the author of Mead: An Epithalamion, and Equivocal. She has poems and essays in Volt, Verse, American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Women Studies Quarterly, and English Language Notes. Poems of hers have also appeared in Best American Poetry 2007 and in the anthology, Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books). Carr teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is the copublisher, with Tim Roberts, of Counterpath Press.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Peter Gizzi, Julie Carr--Clean Part #2

Clean Part Installment #2--Peter Gizzi, Julie Carr

Thursday October 9 at 7:00pm
Sheldon Museum of Art

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Clean Part Installment #1 Saturday Sept 13 7:00pm Laynie Browne and Ange Mlinko!!!

The Clean Part Reading Series and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Present:

Laynie Browne's most recent collections are The Scented Fox, recipient of the 2007 National Poetry Series Award, selected by Alice Notley (Wave Books), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Books, 2007), and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press, 2005).With others she helped organize the Ear Inn reading series in New York. She was a member of the Subtext Collective in Seattle, and is now as part of the POG Reading Series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland, California, and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently developing a new a poetry-in-the-schools program for K-5 schools.

Ange Mlinko is the author of two books, Matinees (Zoland Books, 1999) and Starred Wire (Coffee House Press, 2005) which was a National Poetry Series winner in 2004, and a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. She has taught poetry at Brown University, the Naropa University Summer Writing Program, and Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Her poems are about urban life, about language and its failings, about the things we see and do not see. She is often compared to Frank O'Hara. The New Yorker praised her "unique sense of humor and mystery."

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery R and 12th St.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Clean Part, Clean Part, Clean Part!

Fall, Fall, Fall!

Browne, Mlinko, Gizzi, Carr, Lederer, Ali, Baus, The Pines, and more!

Another rough and tumble season!

It's gonna look like this:

And this:

And probably this too:

Stay tuned!

Details soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Poets on Painters Reading, This Saturday

The Clean Part Reading Series & The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
Present a poetry reading to celebrate
The Poets on Painters

Featuring a reading by poets
Corina Copp
Paul Killebrew

And a discussion of the show by curator
Katie Geha

Saturday April 26th

Sheldon Memorial Gallery
12th & R Streets

This Saturday The Clean Part Reading Series and the Sheldon will be hosting a reading and discussion in conjunction with the opening of the Poets on Painters show at the Sheldon. Corina Copp and Paul Killebrew, two poets featured in the show, will be at the Sheldon to read from their work. Co-Curator Katie Geha will discuss her work with the show.

A visual and literary exhibition that pairs 20 contemporary poets with 20 contemporary paintings, Poets on Painters opens at the Sheldon on April 26. Each poet’s response to a painting will be displayed alongside the artwork. A sampling of today’s written and visual arts, Poets on Painters focuses on the intrinsic and fascinating connections between two of the oldest art forms as seen by some of their newest practitioners.

To view a slide show of the artworks, please click: Poets on Painters Slide Show.

Poets on Painters recalls 20th-century collaborations between Apollinaire and Duchamp, Stein and Picasso, and O’Hara and Rivers in its playful examination of how poetry and painting converge and diverge in the 21st century. The internationally recognized visual and literary artists included in the exhibition represent a vast array of styles and approaches, both traditional and experimental.

The project includes such notables as painters Mark Grotjahn, Sam Prekop, Laura Owens, Monique Prieto and Dana Schutz, and poets Jeff Clark, Joshua Marie Wilkinson Noah Eli Gordon and Sawako Nakayasu.

Organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas, the exhibition is curated by Katie Geha, former curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich, and Travis Nichols, a freelance writer based in Seattle.


Corina Copp hails from Lawrence, KS, Boulder, CO, and New Orleans, LA. She is most recently the author of the e-book, Carpeted (Faux Press, 2004) and Play Air (Belladonna* Books, 2005). Her poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming from Fence, The Germ, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Pom2, and Magazine Cypress. She is the Monday Night Reading Series Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and lives in Brooklyn.

You can read her work at:

Paul Killebrew has published work on Slope, La Petite Zine, and McSweeneys. he is the author of Inspector Vs. Evader, published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

You can read his work at:

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Adam Clay is the author of The Wash (Parlor Press) and Canoe (Horse Less Press). His poems have appeared in A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Sycamore Review, Court Green, and elsewhere.

Kate Greenstreet is the author of case sensitive (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and three chapbooks, Learning the Language (Etherdome Press, 2005), Rushes (above/ground press, 2007), and This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, forthcoming). Statues, a Big Game Books tinyside, was available briefly in 2006. Last March, Flash+Card published In Paradise there is no art, a boxed set of 12 notecards (fragments of writing & art). Greenstreet's poems have appeared most recently in Handsome, Fascicle, Ocho, The Literary Review, and KELR (a "translation" collaboration with Bob Hicok). New work is forthcoming in Practice, Wildlife, Filling Station, Hotel Amerika, and Columbia Poetry Review. Her second book, The Last 4 Things, will be out from Ahsahta in 2009.

Anthony Hawley is the author of two full-length collections of poetry Forget Reading (2008) and The Concerto Form (2006) and four chapbooks Autobiography/Oughtabiography (Counterpath Press 2007), Record-breakers (Ori is the New Apple Press 2007), Afield (Ugly Duckling Presse 2004) and Vocative (Phylum Press 2004). Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Hat, The Tiny, 26, 1913, and Verse. He currently teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sat. Feb. 16, 2008. 7pm: John Gallaher, Wayne Miller & Betsy Wheeler

John Gallaher is the author of Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (2001), The Little Book of Guesses (2007), and Radio Good Luck (forthcoming 2010). His poems appear or are forthcoming in New American Writing, Field, Colorado Review, and The Best American Poetry 2008. he lives in rural Missouri and co-edits The Laurel Review.

Wayne Miller is the author of a collection of poems, Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), and a chapbook, What Night Says to the Empty Boat (Greentower, 2005). He's also translator of I Don't Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007), by Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). Wayne lives in Kansas City and teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. She received her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University in 2005, then lived, worked, and wrote as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry from 2005-2007. Her poems have recently appeared in Bat City Review, MiPoesias, Pebble Lake Review, Forklift Ohio, Ping Pong, and Absent. Her chapbook, Start Here, is available from Small Anchor Press. Co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she works for Wondertime magazine.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Winners of January's Clean Part raffled-off door prizes:

Joshua Marie Wilkinson of Chicago, IL. Chocolate/Walnut Banana Bread.

Tim Marcuson of Lincoln, NE. Chocolate/Walnut Banana Bread.

Not Pictured: Anthony Hawley of Lincoln, NE. Chocolate/Walnut Banana Bread.
Not Pictured: Rachel. Boston Creme Torte.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sat. Jan. 19, 2008. 7pm: Claire Becker, Lily Brown & Steve Langan

Claire Becker lives in Oakland and teaches at the California School for the Blind. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in H_ngm_n, Typo Magazine, The Alembic, Octopus Magazine, 580 Split, Tarpaulin Sky and The Tiny. She holds an MFA from Saint Mary's College and is the author of the chapbook Untoward from Lame House Press.

Lily Brown holds an M.F.A. from Saint Mary's College of California and currently lives in San Francisco. Her first chapbook, The Renaissance Sheet, was published by Octopus Books in 2007. Her second chapbook, Old with You, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press. Poems have appeared in Typo, Octopus, Tarpaulin Sky, Fence, Coconut and Handsome. New work is forthcoming in Pleiades, 26 and Cannibal.

Steve Langan is the author Freezing, from New Issues Press, and Notes on Exile & Other Poems, a chapbook that received the Weldon Kees Award from Backwaters Press. His poems are in recent issues of Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Tarpaulin Sky and Zoland Poetry. He lives in Omaha, where he's the director of a non-profit health agency, and he teaches in the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing program.