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DOUGLAS MARTINMIGUEL GUTIERREZ & VI KHI NAO

@ CANADA

March 30th, 2018 @ 7pm

Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn where he writes, makes music and performances, and practices a form of bodywork called The Feldenkrais Method®. Recent performance work includes K-D-A-VER, a funeral for DEEP AEROBICS, and Cela nous concerne tous (This concerns all of us), a commission for Ballet de Lorraine. Miguel has read at Proximity: Words and Visions, Poetry Project, People Herd, GUTS, Radar, and he was in residence in 2012 at RadarLAB in Mexico. His writing has appeared in the Movement Research Journal, Emily Roysdon’s Uncounted, the “Tears” issue of handjob the zin, and online in his blog about celebrities called Stargayze.com. His book of performance texts WHEN YOU RISE UP is available from 53rd State Press and he is at work on a second book of performance texts and essays called THE THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE.  

Douglas A. Martin is the author of some nine books, most recently a lyric study, Acker (Nightboat Books). Other titles span poetry and prose and include: Once You Go Back, Your Body Figured, In The Time of Assignments, Branwell, and They Change the Subject. Douglas's first novel, Outline of My Lover, was selected as an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forsythe Company for their multimedia ballet and live film, Kammer/Kammer. Douglas divides time between Brooklyn and upstate New York and currently teachers at Wesleyan University and in the low residency MFA program at Goddard College.

Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, Umbilical Hospital, and of the forthcoming story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.