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UCSC Winter Living Writers Series: giovanni singleton and Ara Shirinyan

February 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Creative Writing and Literature present:
UCSC Winter Living Writers Series

giovanni singleton and Ara Shirinyan

giovanni singleton

giovanni singleton

Ara Shirinyan

Ara Shirinyan 

giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a critically acclaimed journal dedicated to experimental work by artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Counterpath Press will publisher ascension, a collection of poems in 2012. singleton is currently at work on AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, a collection of concrete poems inspired by African American spirit writing, the aboriginal dreamtime, Tibetan meditation practice, and the study of Japanese language and calligraphy.

Ara Shirinyan lives in Los 
Angeles, where he writes and is editor of Make Now Press. He is the author of two books of poetry, Syria Is in the World ( Palm Press, 2007) and Your Country is Great (Futurepoem Books, 2008). With Stan Apps and Teresa Carmody, he co-curates The Last Sunday Reading Series at the 
Smell in Los Angeles (an all ages punk/art rock club that he helped 
co-found in 1997 and briefly ran for a year). His work has appeared 
or is forthcoming in Word Ways, UBUWEB, Greetings, Trepan, Combo, Area Sneaks, Tuli & Savu among others.

Collaborators, Collectors & Collectives is a reading/performance series by poets who write and disseminate poetry across multiple disciplines and communities.  Whether as editors, publishers, activists, teachers, multi-media artists, and/or co-collaborators, the featured poets in this series present work that reflects their dynamic engagements in the world.

Thursdays / 6:00 -7:45 pm / Humanities Lecture Hall

Contact: Ronaldo V. Wilson, or visit

Co-sponsored by the Siegfried B. & Elisabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Fund, Poets & Writers through the grant from the James Irvine Foundation, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, Literature Department and the Creative Writing Program.


February 16, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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