Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7pm at Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center
$5 General / $3 Students / No one turned away
Poetry reading followed by Q&A
Light refreshments served, Handicap accessible / Accommodations available on request

JULIE EZELLE PATTON was born and braised in Ohideyhideho, north coast facing the republic of Ontario. Her work has primarily appeared in live spoken-sung performance art pieces in honor of the sound presence of all earthlinks. She has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Milky Way.

Patton’s most recent bound-ink-to-paper production is Notes for Some (Nominally) Awake. Her work has appeared in ((eco (lang)(uage(reader)), I’ll Drown My Book, What I Say and other publications. Julie is a self­proclaimed “phonemenologist” whose book length serial poem B (Tender Buttons Press) and Writing with Crooked Ink (Belladonna) are forthcoming. In 2015, Julie was honored with a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award and an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency. She used to teach creative writing through Teachers & Writers Collaborative, museums, universities, and other crack joints (until she bought her freedom).

Julie often presents/performs with her partner and collaborator, the acclaimed innovative guitarist Paul Van Curen, who will be with her in this Tucson appearance. You may listen to Julie and Paul perform, along with others, in an evening at St Marks Poetry Project.

DOT DEVOTA is the author of The Division of Labor (Rescue Press, 2015), And The Girls Worried Terribly (Noemi Press, 2014), and The Eternal Wall (BookThug, 2013). Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she writes prose about the Midwest and has traveled full-time since 2010. Excerpts from her book, MW: A Field Guide to the Midwest (Pages from a Diary Never Written) are published in PEN America, The Offing, Fanzine, Entropy, Make Magazine, Denver Quarterly, and The Volta. Her poems have been translated into Arabic and French and appear on walls.

You may visit Dot Devota’s page at the POETRY FOUNDATION.