Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 22, 2011: Samantha Giles

Last Saturday Samantha Giles--Oakland native and current director of Small Press Traffic--dropped by the studio for a visit. She shared some thoughts on “community building,” her background in social work, and her experience as program director at Central City Hospitality House, where she provided artistic access for homeless people.

Samantha also gave us a brief history of SPT and announced a few upcoming events, one of which is the much-anticipated Grand Piano reading--featuring Lyn Hejinian, Kit Robinson, Barrett Watten, Rae Armantrout, and more--on November 20!

We were also delighted to hear Samantha read poems from her recent book hurdis addo(Displaced Press) and from her unpublished deadfalls and snares. Busily navigating that “nebulous space” between work, volunteering/community service, parenthood, & writing, we were grateful that Samantha took time out to join us for a visit!

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