Cara Benson

Yes! with Brenda Iijima, Cara Benson, and David Emanuel

Cara Benson

The Yes! Poetry & Performance Series kicks off its new season on Friday, August 30 with Brenda Iijima, Cara Benson, and David Emanuel at their new home, the Albany Center Gallery (39 Columbia Street, Albany).

Here is a little more information from the Yes! curators:

Join us for a night of new writing in our new environs @ Albany Center Gallery!

We’ll welcome Brenda and David to Albany and celebrate Cara Benson’s new chapbook Cara Benson – recently published in the Least Weasel Series (Propolis Press).

Small-Yes-Flyer-for-GalleryBrenda Iijima‘s most recent book, Going Blooming, Falling Blooming was published by Delete Press this summer. 1913 Press will publish Untimely Death is Driven Beyond the Horizon. She runs Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs from Brooklyn.

Cara Benson is the author of “Cara Benson” and the books (made) and the forthcoming “Funny. Considering how heated it was.” She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and teaches poetry and poetics in a NY State Prison. Her website is

David Emanuel was born and raised in Oklahoma. He then lived in Chicago where he went to school, worked a variety of jobs, and wrote. Currently, he lives in Providence, RI, where he also went to school and recently joined Anomalous Press as an editor. His writing, both critical and creative, has appeared in How2, Court Green, With + Stand, and elsewhere.

Launched in 2011, as a subsidiary of Propolis Press, Least Weasel publishes contemporary, experimental poetry. Covers are printed letterpress in all its retro, lo-fi deliciousness. Limited editions. Hand-sewn.

Albany Center Gallery is a community-based and community supported non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual arts.