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The Reading Room

RE@DS: Amina Cain & Sean Labrador Y Manzano

November 14, 2014; 5:30 p.m.


Amina Cain is the author of Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Her writing has appeared in publications such as BOMB, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, Denver Quarterly, and Two Serious Ladies; as a chaplet through Belladonna* and a chapbook in the Parrot series; and is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol and the anthology The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde (Nightboat Books). She is a member of Betalevel, a basement space in Los Angeles’s Chinatown where she sometimes curates readings and events.

Sean Labrador y Manzano lives on the island off the coast of Oakland and imagines snorkeling or canoeing every day in his birthplace of Hawai’i. He edits the print journal Conversations at the Wartime Café; founded of Mixer 2.0, an M.F.A. reading series held every third Thursday of the month at the Cat Club in San Francisco; and curated the recent symposium From Trauma to Catharsis: Performing the Asian Avant-Garde. With collaborators Dillon Westbrook and Robert Woodcock, he performs as Jose Rizal in the ninety-minute jazz choreo-poem, "Das Kapital, Volume 4, Elimination of the Industrial Phase and the Accumulation of Debt."