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Saturday, September 21 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
WITH WAVES: A Collaborative Performance

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WITH WAVES, an interactive collaboration hosted by Red Rover Series, will involve any writers at the &NOW festival who wish to participate.  Our goals are to foster innovative forms, aesthetic solidarities, and a multifarious performance with this year’s &NOW community so all have the opportunity to improvise in live space and time together.
  1. Anyone can read or perform during this event.  All are welcome to participate! 
  2. Enter the center of the room & read one to three lines of writing at a time.
  3. Briefly overlap your lines with other performers.
  4. After reading your lines, perform a small & quiet gesture anywhere.  Sit & repeat the cycle.  We are creating waves of language & moments of calm.
  5. You may enter & exit the performance at any moment.  There will be several people reading & negotiating the performance simultaneously.  You may enter & exit multiple times in a sequence of repeating waves.
Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} is curated by Laaura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2005, the over one hundred events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Red Rover Series has also presented ensembles of writers improvising together at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the MLA conference, AWP, and the New Orleans Poetry Festival.

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Harold Abramowitz

Charles R. Drew University
Harold Abramowitz’s books include Blind Spot, Not Blessed, Dear Dearly Departed, and Man’s Wars And Wickedness: A Book of Proposed Remedies & Extreme Formulations for Curing Hostility, Rivalry, & Ill-Will (with Amanda Ackerman). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus... Read More →
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Toby Altman

Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and several chapbooks, including Every Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg (Except One), winner of the 2018 Ghost Proposal Chapbook Prize. His poems can or will be found in Gulf Coast, jubilat, Lana Turner, and other journals... Read More →

cris cheek

cris cheek is a documentary performance writer, sound composer and photographer. They worked alongside Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths with the Consortium of London Presses to run a thriving open access print shop for poets. In 1981 they co-founded a collective movement-based performance... Read More →
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Brad Gallagher

PhD student, Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder
Brad Gallagher's practice revolves around writing, coding, sound and new media with a focus on how information as a material intersects these different mediums. He has had a lifelong interest in how simple rules give rise to complex behavior, how order arises from chaos and how systems... Read More →
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Kenning JP Garcia

Kenning JP García is an antipoet and diarist. Kenning has a BA in linguistics from SUNY Albany where xe studied several dead languages. Xe is the author of the notvel OF (What Place Meant) along with several speculative epics. In addition, xe is an editor at Rigorous, Five 2 One... Read More →
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Ian Hatcher

Free Agent, The American Precariat
Ian Hatcher is a writer, vocalist, programmer, and performance artist whose work focuses on human/machine entanglement. His books and records include Prosthesis (Poor Claudia); Drone Pilot (cOsmOsmOse); Colony (ESPTV); and Abra, a conjoined artists' book and generative poetry app... Read More →
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Marcy Rae Henry

Marcy Rae Henry is a Latina born and raised in Mexican-America/The Borderlands. Her work has received a Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Recent publications include writing and visual art in Newcity, FlowerSong Books’ Selena Anthology... Read More →
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Jennifer Karmin

Curator, Red Rover Series
Jennifer Karmin's multidisciplinary work has transpired at festivals, in artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe.  Performances have been featured at venues such as the Poetry Project, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles Contemporary... Read More →

Cy Ozgood

Cy Ozgood is a queer poet, performance artist and witch currently living in Wisconsin. They are the author of several chapbooks including Girl Tramp (horse less press, 2016) and Day (MOLD Editions, 2018). They hold a B.A. in text and media arts from The Evergreen State College and... Read More →
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Deborah Poe

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections keep (Dusie Press), the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). Her writing has appeared in journals... Read More →

Matt Trease

Matt Trease is an artist, poet, IT Analyst, and astrologer living in south Seattle, WA, where he serves on the board of the Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) and co-curates the Margin Shift reading series. His poems have recently appeared in small po[r]tions, WordLitZine, Phoebe, Fact-Simile... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT