Café Libro Open-Mike Presents
Poeta Kimberly Alidio
Featuring Selections from Her New Chapbook, Solitude Being Alien
With Friends and Other Special Guests
7 pm Friday, May 2, 2014
Hosted by Olivia Slusher
New Location: Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
4926 East Cesar Chavez St., Unit C1, Austin, Tejaztlán 78702
(512) 389-9881 • email@example.com
Please make sure to park in the rear of the lot and enter through the second door of the lime green house from the front.
Kimberly Alidio is a poet, historian, and teacher living in Austin, TX. She is the author of Solitude Being Alien (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems appear in Equinox Tinysides (Fact-Simile Editions), Drunken Boat, Spiral Orb, Horse Less Press Review, ESQUE, Bone Bouquet, Lantern Review, and Make/shift. Her scholarly essays and criticism are published in Social History, American Quarterly, Journal of American History, and Social Text. She is a VONA/Voices of our Nation Fellow and a Kundiman Fellow and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Awards include the Center for Art and Thought Artist-in-Residency, the Naropa University Summer Writing Program Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship, the University of Illinois Asian American Studies Program Postdoctoral Fellowship , and the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Solitude Being Alien enacts dream re-enactments of archives, queer desire, colonialism, and girlhood. It revels in found and revived language, and the joys of unproductive searching.
The chapbook will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the event.
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing aninvestment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.