For Anne Boyer

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 pm
Photo of Anne Boyer
A reading by friends in love and solidarity for Anne Boyer, a renowned poet and educator suffering from cancer. Participants include: Jasper Bernes, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Samantha Giles, Lauren Levin, Juliana Spahr, Wendy Trevino, Alli Warren, Stephanie Young and more. All proceeds benefit Boyer. Free for students and Poetry Center members. $5 low income. $10 - $20 general.
Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center
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“I have begun to think my work as a poet so far has been to try to develop forms in which it is possible to think the thoughts necessary to survival, and then to find the forms of thinking which make it possible, also, to survive survival and survival’s requisite thoughts,” Boyer writes about her forthcoming book Garments Against Women (Asahta Press).

Boyer’s works include Anne Boyer's Good Apocalypse, The 2000s, My Common Heart, The Romance of Happy Workers and a forthcoming novel, Joan. Her latest work, A Form of Sabotage, was published in translation by the Turkish collective Kult Nesriyat. She is an assistant professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.

“Playful, literary, angry, sexy, Anne Boyer’s poems are filled with metamorphoses and composite creatures. Poets become birds, nouns become verbs, language is foliate and feathered.” — Jennifer Moxley