Readings and performances by:
ReDrum & the Whale Redux,
and Stella Haze.
Stella Haze is the solo project of Cristin Miller, a writer and musician who lives in Seattle. Her work emerges from involvement with the improvised and experimental music communities, along with formal training in classical piano, voice and composition. Over the last decade she has performed with a variety of artists in various collaborations including Murderous Copulation of Birds, Seattle Improviser’s Orchestra, and Emma Zunz. Her projects have been supported by Jack Straw Productions, Studio Current, On The Boards, and 4Culture.
RE DRUM (and the Whale Redux) is an upon-occasion performance poetry troupe consisting of Alex Bleecker, Willie James, & Jeremy Springsteed. They have performed at Hugo House’s 100,000 Poets for Change, the 2012 Breadline holiday party, and Smoke Farm’s Lo-Fi arts festival. Their work has also appeared in Stanford University’s Mantis journal. RE DRUM and the Whale Redux is a poetry project exploring the life and myth of whales and the damned who live inside them.
Rich Smith is the author of “All Talk” and “Great Poems of Desire and Other Poems,” both published by Poor Claudia. He grew up in Belton, MO. Learn more at http://richsmithpoetry.com.
The below entities will be performing on Friday. Please note the various aspects of their identity:
Some information about Erictronic:
Erictronic is a human producer of electronic music who is shyly pushing his own boundaries. Erictronic was instrumental in the formation and destruction (pending) of Seattle’s legendary Bonker’s night of fresh hot braindance. Erictronic wants you to dance and smile.
Erictronic is a human electronic music maker that pushes his own boundaries of your loose for. Erictronic played a role in the formation and destruction (slope) is more popular at night Seattle Bonker braindance hot and fresh. Erictronic want to dance and smile. And you too.
Some information about Kris Hall:
Kris Hall is a writer and event coordinator for Da’daedal from Seattle, WA. Author of the chapbooks; Dillinger on the Beach (Horse Less Press) and Notes for Xenos Vesparum (Shotgun Wedding). He has been featured in Pismire, The Monarch Review, and theEEEL.
You can find samples of his work at Circus Book:
Some information about Robert Lashley:
Robert Lashley has had poems published in such Journals as Feminete, No Regrets, and Your Hands, Your Mouth. His work was also featured in Many Trails To The Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and Lyric poetry. His full length book: The Homeboy Songs, was published by Small Doggies press in April 2014.
Some information about Natasha Marin:
No matter what she does to avoid this sometimes-tragic reality, Natasha Marin, is a poet. Her written work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. And yes, she is Black. She has received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, the CD Forum, and the City of Seattle for her community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art. She is more popular on the internet than she is in quote-unquote real-life. Find her latest book on the web at www.milkebook.com.