Chicago poets Daniel Borzutzky and Jay Besemer join Maui-based poet Justin Limoli for a FREE reading event at Comfort Station!
Justin Limoli is the author of Bloodletting in Minor Scales (Plays Inverse Press) and currently resides in Maui, Hawaii. He works with orchids and other ornamentals, and just discovered Rick and Morty.
Poet, performer and critic Jay Besemer is the author of various poetic artifacts including Telephone (Brooklyn Arts Press), A New Territory Sought (Moria), Aster to Daylily (Damask Press), and Object with Man's Face (Rain Taxi Ohm Editions). His work appears in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat) and numerous journals and reviews. He is Contributing Editor and new-media curator for The Operating System.
Daniel Borzutzky is the author of the poetry collections The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (Nightboat, 2015), The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011), The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007); the chapbooks Bedtime Stories for the End of the World (Bloof Books, 2014), Data Bodies (The Green Lantern, 2013), One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), and Failure of the Imagination (Bronze Skull Press 2007); and a collection of short stories, Arbitrary Tales (Ravenna Press, 2005). He has translated Raúl Zurita’s The Country of Planks (Action Books, 2015) and Song for His Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010); and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008). His writing has been translated into Spanish, French, Bulgarian, and Turkish, and has been anthologized in numerous publications, including Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@Writing; La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente; Malditos Latinos Malditos Sudacas: Poesia Iberoamericana Made in USA; A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years; and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. Borzutzky’s work has been recognized by grants from the PEN American Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.