• Book Release: Born Again by Ivy Johnson

    Sponge is delighted to host Ivy Johnson, Laura Moriarty, and Jamie Divina Erickson for a midsummer's eve reading. We're also excited to announce that we'll be celebrating the release of Ivy's book BORN AGAIN, out now from the Operating System.

    Come hang starting at 7:30, reading sometime after 8:00pm.
    Bring your friends, it's going to be a treat :)

    Ivy Johnson is a poet and performance artist in Oakland CA. Her book, As They Fall, is a collection of 110 notecards of aleatoric ritual and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-founder of The Third Thing, an ecstatic feminist performance art duo. Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs published their self-titled chapbook, The Third Thing, in 2016. Her book Born Again is just out from the Operating System.

    Laura Moriarty's recent books are Verne & Lemurian Objects (Mindmade, 2017); The Fugitive Notebook (Couch Press, 2014); Who That Divines (Nightboat, 2014); A Tonalist (Nightboat, 2010); A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007 (Omnidawn, 2006); and the novel Ultravioleta (Atelos, 2006). Personal Volcano is forthcoming from Nightboat. Her awards include Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Awards in Literature and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in Richmond, CA.

    jamie is a poet living in oakland. she's interested in the destigmatization of mental illness, feral and domesticated cats, and the hierarchical nature of the english language. her work can be found in tayo, connotation press, and mason's road.


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