12 Sep STUDIO: Iijima, Vega-Westhoff, Lowinger Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive), 2: STUDIO Archive, Just Buffalo History (2010s)
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington St, 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
STUDIO is back with an evening of ecologically driven poetry.
Brenda Iijima’s involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of poetry, research movement, animal studies, ecological society, and submerged histories. She is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry and nnumerous chapbooks as well as artist’s books. Her most recent book, “Remembering Animals” was published by Nightboat Books in 2016. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY. yoyolabs.com
Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, and aerialist living in Buffalo, NY. Her first book, “Suelo Tide Cement”, won the 2016 Nightboat BooksPoetry Prize and will be published in 2018. She teaches writing and movement with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts, the Geneseo Migrant Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Young Audiences of Western New York.
Aaron Lowinger is a social worker and writer who has been active in Buffalo poetry for 15 years. He is formerly the co-curator of Big Night and author of many self-published chapbooks. Additionally, he is also an editor for The Public.