March 3, 5pm: Jaramillo, Elrick, Neuman

5pm in the Arts Café, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia: LAURAS

Laura Jaramillo is a poet from Queens, living in Brooklyn. She's the author of The Reactionary Poems (Olywa Press) and Civilan Nest (Love Among the Ruins Editions).

Laura Elrick's latest text-based project is a book-length poem, as yet untitled, that explores the relationship between speed (social time) and utterance; translations and affective condensations occur in the tiny caverns between the compulsion toward language and the patrolling of intelligible expressive registers. Previous work includes the video/poem Stalk (part dystopian urban cartography, part spatial-poetic intervention) originally commissioned for the Positions Colloquium in 2008. She has also written two books of poetry—sKincerity (Krupskaya 2003) and Fantasies in Permeable Structures (Factory School 2005)—and has composed a set of audio pieces for doubled-voice that are in part accessible on the online journal textsound.

Laura Neuman is a writer and performing artist based in Philadelphia. Locally, she is a regular performer and recent co-choreographer with Workshop For Potential Movement, and has also worked and studied with members of Green Chair Dance Group, Headlong Dance Theatre and the Pig Iron Theatre Company. Laura studies poetry at Temple University's Masters in Creative Writing Program and at Bard College's Milton Avery School of the Arts.