Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Gabriel Ojeda-Sague - Edgar Garcia

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Poets Jose-Luis Moctezuma and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague read and discuss Place-Discipline and Losing Miami. They will be joined in conversation by Edgar Garcia. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

At the Co-op

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About Place-Discipline: Winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize, selected by Myung Mi Kim; a psycho-geography and metahistory of the formation of Chicago. Taking its title from Sun Ra’s 1972 album, Discipline 27-II, Place-Discipline explores hybridity, hyphenation, and heliocentric bordercrossing as possible alternatives to the darkening “white magic” of cognitive capitalism and cultural gentrification.

About Jose-Luis Moctezuma: Jose-Luis Moctezuma is a Mexican-American poet, translator, instructor, and editor. His poetry and criticism have been published in Jacket2, Chicago Review, Big Bridge, MAKE Magazine, PALABRA, FlashPoint, Cerise Press, and elsewhere. His book, Place-Discipline, is the winner of the 2017 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize. Place-Discipline lyricizes 21st century subjectivity as a resistance to global capitalism's necropolitics and the encroachment of occult financial industries on the right to chaotic embodiment and trans-formation.

About Losing Miami: Losing Miami is a bilingual poetic experiment in grieving the potential loss of Miami to rising sea levels. Forthcoming from The Accomplices (formerly known as Civil Coping Mechanisms) in February 2019.

About Gabriel Ojeda-Sague: Gabriel Ojeda-Sague is a gay, Latino Leo living in Chicago. He is the author of the poetry books Jazzercise is a Language (The Operating System, 2018), on the exercise craze of the 1980s, and Oil and Candle (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2016), on ritual and racism. He is also the author of chapbooks on gay sex, Cher, the Legend of Zelda, and anxious bilingualism. His third book, Losing Miami, on the potential sinking of Miami due to climate change and sea level rise, is out from The Accomplices (FKA Civil Coping Mechanisms) in February 2019.

About the interlocutor: Edgar Garcia is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches in the department of Creative Writing. His forthcoming books are Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019) and Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictographs, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (The University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637