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October 30, 5 PM 77 Massachusetts Ave, room 1-190

Christina Strong

will show and discuss her Flash poetry.

poem: Bush Phobic

Jack Kimball and Brenda Iijima

will present a multimedia collaboration.

collaboration: from Art in America

Christina Strong is a poet and designer. Her chapbook Utopian Politics was just published by Faux Press. Her poems have appeared in POM2, Shampoo, and a number of other journals. She is the editor of Openmouth Press (recent titles include: Accede, Pardon Our Progress, and The Sunday Morning Anthology).

Brenda Iijima's book, Around Sea was published by O Books this year. A chapbook titled Early Linoleum is forthcoming from Furniture Press. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. A cd of selected poems by Frederick Holderlin, articulated in English by Brenda Iijima and in German by Erika Uchman is soon to be released by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Other preoccupations include drawing, painting and photography. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jack Kimball has been collaborating with other poets and painters for over three decades, including graphics- and text-sourced pieces, and such multimedia and web-based projects as LA | NY, Video Tokyo and Poetries of Canada. His work with Brenda Iijima began two years ago designing site protocols for a group of Iijima's photographs. Kimball's most recent book of poems is Art in America, with drawings by Iijima. Before returning to Boston in 2001, Kimball was a professor of medical English in Japan for nine years, and before that, he taught at Harvard for seven years as well as MIT and the University of Massachusetts. He now edits Faux Press in Cambridge.