Please join us at Kaboom Books on Friday April 11th at 7:30 for a poetry reading. Houstonians Patrick and David will be performing a collaborative writing project while Chax Press editor and brand-new-to-Texas poet, Charles Alexander will read from his newest collections.
PATRICK AD and DAVID FEIL first met in 2011 and have been working together on writing and language-based projects ever since. The fruits of their collaborations include The, a distillation of definite noun phrases gleaned from the poets.org website and read by Feil as part of the 2012 Houston Contemporary Arts Fair, and Euclid, a computer interface for creating poetry using the structure of Euclid's definitions for geometry set forth inElements, included in the WordPlay exhibition at Box13 Art Space in 2013. Since 2012 they have been members of an informal writing collective that has created two chapbooks of collaborative poetry, Let the Ponies Have Plenty of Room in 2012, and Other Ends Pine in 2013, both published by Little Red Leaves Textile Series, the audio CD GLOSS SLOG, and several performances. Their most recent endeavor is to write a novel using a custom-designed computer application and the analyzed texts of several major works by William Faulkner. They hope to complete the project in 2015. Currently, they co-host along with fellow poet and artist Stalina Villarreal a weekly collaborative writing workshop at MECA.
CHARLES ALEXANDER is a poet, bookmaker & the founder/director of Chax Press. He is the author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 9 brief chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, as well as the author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. His most recent book of poetry is Pushing Water, published by Cuneiform Press. He has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere. Charles is currently at work on Collected Essays and a new book of poetry.