Saturday, July 23, 2011

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011, 5pm

On Sunday, August 14, 2011, at 5pm, The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series features poetry readings by Carlos Soto Roman & Sueyeun Juliette Lee, plus film/music by James Short & Maurice Wright.

CARLOS SOTO ROMAN is a Chilean poet who is currently living and attending school in Philadelphia. Carlos is responsible for the Elective Infinities project, and works with the New Philadelphia Poets to help change the face of poetry throughout the city.

SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE grew up three miles from the CIA. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she edits Corollary Press. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press, 2008) and UNDERGROUND NATIONAL (Factory School, 2010).   

JAMES SHORT researches the potential of video as a development in the medium of writing. He has exhibited his motion picture studies in more than fifty group and solo exhibitions, most recently the 3LD Art & Technology Center in Manhattan, the SINErgy Project Space & Gallery in Philadelphia, and The Intermedia Festival of Telematic Arts at Indiana University Purdue University. He also visually scores music, dance and theatrical productions, and collaborates on butoh stage performances. He lives in Philadelphia.

MAURICE WRIGHT was born in Virginia, and has worked with computer music for over 40 years. His works for computer sound and images have been featured at festivals in England, Sweden, Germany, Canada and South Korea in the past few years alone. A student of Mario Davidovsky and Charles Dodge at Columbia University, he has lived in Philadelphia since 1980, teaching music composition at Temple University. He would like you to visit his website: .

Promises to be a beautiful experience.  Please come.  This all occurs, as usual, at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011, 5pm

On Sunday, July 10th, 2011, at 5pm The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series presents poetry by Hailey Higdon & Vladimir Zykov, as well as a lecture + Q&A by Sam Durso on Virginia Woolf.

HAILEY HIGDON lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she teaches pre-kindergarten & runs the small, small press, what to us (press).  She is the author of The Palinode Project, which can be read & accessed at  Her newest chapbook, How to Grow Almost Everything, was recently published.  She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee.

VLADIMIR ZYKOV is a founding member of  research in poetry.  His areas of interest include procedural & ambient listening, movement & space, dialectics, shamanism & bioenergetic analysis.  His work has been exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia & the Kelly Writers House, & will appear in Against Expressionism, a forthcoming anthology of conceptual writing edited by Craig Dworkin & Kenneth Goldsmith.

SAM DURSO divides time between arts & politics, having most recently run the writing program at the University of the Arts, where he was an assistant professor of Literature, & managed a City Council campaign.  He is the political director of the progressive group Philly For Change & blogs on Young Philly Politics.  He has written & directed plays & may have given Tina Fey her first speaking role.  He believes everyone should read A Room of One's Own in high school.

This all happens at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  Please come!