The UCSC Literature Department and Creative Writing Program Present: LIVING WRITERS SERIES SPRING 2022: CELEBRANT: SOUND ACTIONS showcases interdisciplinary writers who deeply engage in various sonic forms, whether the libretto and the operatic, sound and visual art, acoustic music and songwriting, or embodied meditations to explore the possibilities in being attentive to sound, as action and celebrant through writing. This hybrid series features an array of writers and artists who work across several modes (text, multi-media, meditation, and performance) exploring what happens between sound and/as verbal language, rendering its effects and configurations through poetry, prose, and sound inspired and activated interdisciplinary writing practices.
Sponsored by The Puknat Literary Endowment, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Laurie Sain Endowment, The Humanities Institute, and Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Thursdays at 5:20pm in the Humanities Lecture Hall. The public is invited to join April 14th, April 28th, and May 12th events on Zoom
April 28th: Samuel Ace
Virtual Reading on Zoom, register here
Samuel Ace is a trans and genderqueer poet and sound artist. He is the author of several books, most recently Our Weather Our Sea and the newly re-issued Meet Me There: Normal Sex and Home in three days. Don’t wash. He is the recipient of the Astraea Lesbian Writer Award and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in Poetry, as well as a multi-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the National Poetry Series. Recent work can be found in Poetry, ARC Poetry, PEN America, Best American Experimental Poetry, The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-a-Day, Poetry Daily, We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, and many other journals and anthologies.