Book Launch for Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun: with Trisha Low and Noah Warren

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore

 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Please join us for a book launch for Lyn Hejinian's *Positions of the Sun*, featuring readings by Lyn Hejinian, Trisha Low, and Noah Warren.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore or mrsdalloways.com.

*Positions of the Sun* is a sometimes melancholy, sometimes militant cross-genre experiment, combining elements of (largely non-narrative) fiction, with those of local journalism, and of cultural and literary criticism. Its twenty-six interlocking "essays with characters" (plus a "Coda") explore the mid-2000s financial "crisis," the spread of neoliberalism, and attempts by activists and artists to counter it, through the movements and daily lives of a wide-ranging cast of characters located in the Bay Area. In Positions, Hejinian plays the bricoleur, bringing together whatever's needed in her approach to the subject, whether it's the paratactic tactics of poetry, scholarship's critical patchwork, or characters set in time that evokes but frustrates narrative. Positions of the Sun is the second work in Belladonna*'s Germinal Texts Series, which seeks to trace feminist avant-garde histories and the poetic lineages they produce.

Lyn Hejinian teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, where her academic work is addressed principally to modernist, postmodern, and contemporary poetry and poetics, with a particular interest in avant-garde movements and the social practices they entail. She is the author of over twenty-five volumes of poetry and critical prose, the most recent of which is *Positions of the Sun*, which was published in January, 2019 by the Brooklyn-based independent feminist literary collective and small press Belladonna. The Bay Area press Omnidawn Books will bring out Hejinian’s poetic trilogy *Tribunal* in the spring of 2019.

Trisha Low is a poet and performer living in the East Bay. She is the author of *The Compleat Purge* (Kenning Editions, 2013) and *Socialist Realism* (Emily Books/Coffee House Press, 2019).

Noah Warren is the author of *The Destroyer in the Glass* (2016), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. A former Stegner Fellow, his work appears in The Paris Review, Poetry, Poem-a-Day, New England Review, PEN America, and elsewhere. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at U.C. Berkeley.

Doors at 6:30, reading at 7:00.

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