Come to the 2nd installment of Murmurations reading series (Avery Burns’ occasional series at Bird & Beckett) for an evening of Delphic proportions. What does that mean? Here are two poets wholly engaged with the idea “Know thyself”. Each explores this terrain thru the lens of the contemporary lyric adding to its potential and continued relevance. Achilles and Artaud among others will roam the streets this night. You don’t want to miss it.
Tiff Dressen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Songs from the Astral BestiaryÂ (lyric& Press, 2014) is her first full-length collection of poetry. She currently lives in Oakland and works in the Office of Research at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Keeper (Woodland Editions, 2005), Because Icarus-children (WinteRed Press, December 2010) and for Aeolus: variations on the element (co-published by the g.e. collective and Poetry Flash, 2011).
Nico Peckâ€™s first full length collection The Pyrrhiad was published by Dirty Swan, 2014. Other work has been published in several anthologies including Itâ€™s Night in San Francisco, but Itâ€™s Sunny in Oakland (Timeless Infinite Light, 2014), and recent chapbooks include The Pyrrhiad (Trafficker, 2012), I Love the Dark, the Lord of the Night (Mondo Bummer, 2013), and Welter (Queer City). Peckâ€™s visual art has shown at Frameline, ATA, SOMArts, Krowswork Gallery, The Tornado, The One, Southern Exposure, and The Brooklyn Museum.
Both poets live inÂ the Bay Area.
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