Human Resources is pleased to present Poetry in Spanish and English. Please join Anthony McCann, Jen Hofer, and Dolores Dorantes as they read from their new books.
Friday, June 8 at 8:00pm
Anthony McCann is the author of I ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He has taught English as a Second Language in the former Czechoslovakia, South Korea and Nicaragua, as well as in New York City. Currently he lives in Los Angeles, where he works with Machine Project and teaches in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts.
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. In 2012 her quilted poem The Missing Link will be published by Insert Press, and her translations of books 1-4 of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes will be published by Kenning Editions. Her most recent books are the homemade chapbooks En lasmaravillas/In Wonder (LibrosAntena/Antena Books, 2012) and Lead & Tether (DusieKollektiv, 2011); Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press, 2011); and a series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009). She teaches at CalArts, Goddard College, and Otis College, and works nationally and locally as a social justice interpreter through Antena, a language justice collaborative (http://www.antenaantena.org). Her installation titled “Uncovering: A Quilted Poem Made from Donated and Foraged Materials from Wendover, Utah” will be on view at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Utah through 2013.
Dolores Dorantes’ books include Querida fábrica (Práctica Mortal, CONACULTA, forthcoming 2012), Estilo (Mano Santa Editores, 2011) sexoPUROsexoVELOZ (Lapzus and Oráculo, 2004), Lola (cartas cortas) (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro, CONACULTA, 2002), Para Bernardo: un eco (MUB editoraz, 2000) and Poemas para niños (Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1999). Her op-ed pieces, criticism and investigative texts have been published in numerous Mexican newspapers, includingDiario de Juárez, El Norte and DíaSiete. Jen Hofer’s translations of her poems into English have been published in numerous literary journals, and in the anthology Sin puertasvisibles (ed. and trans. Jen Hofer, University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003).sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a bilingual edition of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes was co-published in early 2008 by Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions; a new edition with books 1-4 from the series will be published in 2012 by Kenning Editions. She lived in Ciudad Juárez for 25 years, and currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches workshops in autobiographical writing and documents the lives of exiles through Proyecto Sur Los Ángeles (http://www.proyectosurlosangeles.blogspot.com/).