CAConrad and Cecilia Vicuña: Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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$10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors

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CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of eight books of poetry and essays. His latest book, titled ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Brooklyn and Seattle: Wave Books, 2014), received the 2015 Believer Poetry Award. In 2015 he was an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California. He has also received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre, Ucross Foundation, RADAR Productions, and Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. He conducts workshops on (Soma)tic Poetry and Ecopoetics. He lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina.

Cecilia Vicuña
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and political activist who addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Vicuña has published twenty-two art and poetry books, including Kuntur Ko (Tornsound, 2015), Spit Temple (New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), Instan (Berkeley, Calif.: Kelsey Street Press, 2001), and Cloud Net (New York: Art in General, 2000). A new volume, Selected Poems, is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press in 2016. Her art has been exhibited and collected at venues such as the Tate Gallery, London, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Santiago, and Museum of Modern Art, New York.