Join SubText Books on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Fred Schmalz for Action in the Orchards. Schmalz will be joined by G.E. Patterson and Paula Cisewski, and a book signing will follow.
FRED SCHMALZ is the author of Action in the Orchards (Nightboat Books, 2019). He is an artist and poet whose recent writing focuses on textual response to encounters with dance, music, and visual art. In 2018, he was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as poet-in-residence for the FluxConcert in its year-long Fluxus Festival. He has performed in a variety of contexts, collaborating with dancers, artists, musicians, and performers. A pamphlet, “Measures” appeared in the Present Tense series in 2016. His field guide Claes Oldenburg's Festival of Living Objects was published in conjunction with a series of gallery walks by the Walker Art Center in 2013. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications including Poetry, Spinning Jenny, Conduit, jubilat, Zoland Poetry, We Are So Happy to Know Something, and A Public Space. He is the author of the chapbooks documenta 13 Daybook and Ticket. He edits and publishes the micropress Swerve Press.
G.E. PATTERSON is a poet, essayist, and public artist. His two books of poems have been honored by New York City’s Fund for Poetry, the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He writes frequently about the natural world – urban and rural – and he lives in the Twin Cities.
PAULA CISEWSKI’s fourth poetry collection, Quitter, won the Diode Editions Book Prize. She is also the author of The Threatened Everything (Burnside Review Books), Ghost Fargo (Nightboat Poetry Prize winner, selected by Franz Wright), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and several chapbooks, including the lyric prose Misplaced Sinister. She teaches, collaborates with fellow artists and activists, and serves on the editorial staff of Conduit.