Bill Luoma, of Some Math fame, reads with Juliana Spahr in the mighty Spare Room Series in Portland, OR, December 11th. Details are here. The next night in San Francisco, enjoy yet another reading from Waveform at Canessa Park. Details below:



 708 Montgomery Street (at Columbus)

San Francisco, CA 94111

December 12, 2011

Amber DiPietra

Denise Leto

Jai Arun Ravine

Doors open at 7pm. Reading at 7:30pm.

Admission $6. Refreshments.

No one turned away for lack of funds.




About the readers:


Amber DiPietra is a poet who lives and works as an advocate and peer counselor in the Bay Area disability community. She is also an energy worker and teacher of expressive somatics. Read more about Write To Connect (life writes for radical and everyday embodiments) and her palmetry practice at Poems and prose pieces by Amber have appeared in Make, A Chicago Literary Magazine, Mirage Period[ica]Tarpaulin Sky, Mrs. Maybe, Monday Night and TRY!. Her work is featured in anthologies such as Somatic Engagement and Beauty Is a Verb. Amber’s chapbookWaveform is a long poem, collaboratively written with Denise Leto. As an occasional performance artist, Amber has done shows with the Olimpias Collective, Axis Dance and recently, a solo piece at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.


Denise Leto is a poet and Senior Editor at the University of California, Berkeley. A collaborative chapbook, Waveform, written with Amber DiPietra is out from Kenning Editions. Her work has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Beauty is a Verb, Cinco Puntos Press; Somatic Engagement, Chain Links Book Series; The Wolf Magazine, Arts Council of England; Aufgabe; Xantippe; and MELUS: Journal for the Society of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the US. She was an Artist in Residence at Djerassi Resident Artist Program and a Fellow for the University of Michigan’s Research and Practice Symposium on Movement, Somatics and Writing.


Jai Arun Ravine is the author of แล้ว and then entwine (Tinfish Press, 2011), Is This January (Corollary Press, 2010) and The Spiderboi Files. They received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, their short experimental film on Thai trans-masculinities, Tom/Trans/Thai, recently exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand. Find Jai online at



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