The Yes! Reading series will be kicking off their Fall 2011 season with a reading on Friday, September 9 at the Social Justice Center (33 Central Ave., Albany) starting at 8:00pm with Heather Christle, Dana Ward and Eric Hardiman.
Heather Christle is the author of The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and a chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books, 2010). Wesleyan University Press will be publishing her third full-length poetry collection, What Is Amazing, in the spring of 2012. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Believer, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Creative Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.
Dana Ward is the author of a couple of new books–The Squeakquel (Song Cave, 2011), & This Can’t Be Life (Edge, 2011). Recent poems are out or forthcoming in B.P.M., Supermachine, Sprung Formal, & other lovely spots. He lives in Cincinnati, curates the Cy Press Poetry @ Thunder Sky reading series, &, with the artist Paul Coors, he is co-founder & editor of Perfect Lovers Press, which will have its debut publications out by the end of the year.
Rambutan is the solo project of Eric Hardiman. Also a member of Century Plants, Burnt Hills, and Twilight of the Century, Hardiman has released many recordings, with a forthcoming Rambutan LP/CD on Weird Forest Records. He explores sonic territory that is both experimental and hypnotic in nature, using an assortment of instrumental strategies. “In his solo work as Rambutan, Hardiman adeptly combines noise with an austere melodicism, bringing together other diverse elements like dub and musique concrete in a syncretic union” (Foxy Digitalis). Hardiman is also a founding member of the Albany Sonic Arts Collective and runs Tape Drift Records (www.tapedrift.com). Rambutan music can be heard at http://rambutan.bandcamp.c