Tod Thilleman, originally from Wisconsin, has been based in New York since the early 1980s, active in art and poetry there with a long list of associations, readings and exhibitions. Â Throughout the 1990s, he was a co-editor of the journal “Poetry New York.” Â He also produced a series of what he termed Strophaic transcriptions (strophaic being a term derived byÂ combining the word mosaic with strophe), whose main poetic reality was generated from the â€œoverheardâ€ and the â€œoverseen.â€
Also based in New York, Lewis Warsh has produced over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008) and co-founded with Bernadette Mayer United Artists Magazine and Books.
Toni Mirosevich lives in the Bay Area, teaching creative writing at San Francisco State University. Â She was raised inÂ Everett, Washington, in a Croatian-American fishing family, part of an extensive immigrant Slav community, and her first jobsâ€”as a truck driver, attic insulator and weatherizer, swimming pool operator, blood bank mobile unit operator, janitor, and handypersonâ€”were viewed as nontraditional work fields for women when she embarked on them in the 1970s.Â Her family & work experience are one with her work in poetry.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site