Mark Wallace, Andrew Levy and Julie Patton with Paul Van Curen, guitar
Mark Wallace’s most recent novel is The Quarry and The Lot. He is the author of more than 15 books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s and A Poetics of Criticism. Wallace gives readings from his books around the world, and his writing has been translated into French, Portuguese, Finnish and Serbian. He is associate professor of literature and writing at California State University, San Marcos.
Andrew Levy is the author of Ashoka, Paper Head Last Lyrics, Elephant Surveillance to Thought, Continuous Discontinuous—Curve 2 and other works. He edited three issues of the poetry journal bloo that he initiated while teaching at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago from 1993 to 1995. He edits, with Bob Harrison, the arts and poetry journal Crayon.
Julie Patton is the author of Using Blue To Get Black, Notes for Some (Nominally) Awake, and A Garden Per Verse (or What Else do You Expect from Dirt?). Patton’s work has appeared in ((eco (lang)(uage(reader)), Critiphoria and nocturnes. Room for Opal, a sound/text installation that Patton created as a Green Horizons fellow at Bates College, is in Jonathan Skinner’s Listening with Patton. Patton’s performance work, featured at the Stone, Jazz Standard and noted international venues, emphasizes improvisation, collaboration and other-worldly chora-graphs.