Poets Junior Clemens
and Meredith Stricker
read their work

Sunday, November 4th – 2:00 pm

Poets Junior Clemens & Meredith Stricker read from recently published works.

Junior Clemons received his MFA in Creative Writing at the California College of the Arts. His work can be found in Actually People, Zen Monster, the Newer York, and other fine publications. He was born, lives and writes in San Diego, California. Clemon’s first book, So Many Mountains But This One Specifically, has just been published by Carville Annex Press.

Meredith Stricker is a visual artist and poet working in cross-genre media. She is the author of mistake (2012), selected by Rosmarie Waldrop for the Caketrain Press chapbook competition. Other work includes: Alphabet Theater, a collection of mixed-media performance poetry from Wesleyan University Press (2003) and Tenderness Shore which received the National Poetry Series Award (L.S.U., 2003). She works in visual poetry collaborative, a studio that focuses on architecture in Big Sur and projects to bring together artists, writers, musicians and experimental forms. “Mistake is a brilliant book about reading, particularly about reading events that could be construed as accident or chance. Evolution, environmental disaster: are they error or fate or choice? Stricker ingeniously poses this question through typography and design––forms fabulously open to accident––presenting us with poetic texts whose rough surfaces ‘will not be smoothed out’ in favor of easy answers. If we endure the difficulty of foregoing certain meaning in order to pursue deeper inquiry, then we find ourselves at the threshold of the illegible, the beginning of revelation.” – Brian Teare