Martin Rock - RESIDUUM

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Martin Rock, Managing Editor for Gulf Coast, presents his latest poetry collection, RESIDUUM.

Martin will be joined by Emily Bludworth de Barrios & John Pluecker

Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (2015 CSU First Book Competition, Editor's Choice Award) and the chapbooks Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010), which he cowrote with Phillip D. Ischy. His poetry and translations from Japanese have appeared in journals such as Asymptote, AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Forklift, Ohio, Hayden's Ferry Review, Third Coast, The Journal, The Tampa Review, The Missouri Review, and Best New Poets 2012. With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins, Martin co-edited the volume Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master (Pleiades Press, 2015).

Martin is Managing Editor of Gulf Coast and has served as Editor in Chief of Washington Square Review, as Managing Editor of Epiphany, a literary journal, and is the publisher and editor of Loaded Bicycle, an online collection of poetry, translation and art.

Emily Bludworth de Barrios is the author of one book of poems, Splendor (H_NGM_N 2015), and two chapbooks, Women, Money, Children, Ghosts (Sixth Finch 2016) and Extraordinary Power (Factory Hollow Press 2014). Her poems have most recently appeared in the Columbia Journal Online, The Nervous Breakdown, and B O D Y. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and also holds degrees from Goldsmiths College and The College of William and Mary.

John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in the U.S. and Mexico, including The Volta, Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Fence. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including Antígona González (Les Figues Press, Forthcoming), Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke University Press, 2012) and Feminism: Transmissions and Retransmissions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His most recent chapbooks are Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press, 2012), Ioyaiene (Fresh Arts, 2014) and An Accompanying Text (She Works Flexible, 2015). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press.