Start: 7:00 pm
From points east come poet Chris Martin and poet, essayist, book designer (Ecco Press) Mary Austin Speaker for this joint reading of new work on what we believe is a honeymoon tour. Chris Martin has collections out from Copper Canyon (American Music) and last year's Becoming Weather (Coffee House Press). "Chris Martin's airy, confident poems interview clouds and eye details in the forms other bodies hold, spaces between them and perils therein. He is working with deftness in that rich terrain where a totalizing instability is met by the musical surety to begin breaking it down." - Anselm Berrigan. Also in the mix for him will be a special, online, in-progress chapbook, Flying Object (www.flying-object.org). Mary Austin Speaker has three chapbook collections out, the most recent being The Bridge (Push Press), with another collection coming in the fall from Ugly Duckling Presse, 20 Love Poems for 10 Months.