Premiere of Sueyeun Juliette Lee's SOLAR MAXIMUM (Futurepoem), also featuring Joshua Ware and Brenda Iijima

About SOLAR MAXIMUM, Douglas Kearney writes, "Is it a reckoning of human success or error that the cannibalistic clouds over Lee’s blanched landscapes are full of weather and information? That they break themselves down as a body and communications must? Why poetry otherwise? These are stunning poems written to haunt a house we’re in the process of building or, in another light, gently dismantling."

Juliette will be joined by poet Brenda Iijima, whose recent books include Early Linoleum (Counterpath Press) and Untimely Death is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon (1913 Press), and poet Joshua Ware, whose book Vargtimmen / Unwanted Invention is forthcoming in November from Furniture Press Books.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee is the editor of Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to innovative multiethnic writing. Corollary, has released work by authors such as Bhanu Kapil, Douglas Kearney, Craig Santos Perez, Lynn Xu, Carlos Soto Roman, Jai Arun Ravine, and several others. All the books are handsewn and run in intimate editions of 150. Lee was a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature; her poetry books include That Gorgeous Feeling, Underground National, and Solar Maximum.

Joshua Ware lives in Denver CO. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press Books, 2011) and several chapbooks, most recently How We Remake the World (Slope Editions) co-written with Trey Moody and SDVIG (alice blue books) co-written with Natasha Kessler. His work has appeared in many journals, such as American Letters & Commentary,Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and New American Writing.

Brenda Iijima’s involvements occur at the conjunctions and mutations of poetry, research movement, animal studies, speculative non-fiction and forlorn histories. She is the author of six full-length collections of poetry and numerous chapbooks and artist’s books. Early Linoleum (Counterpath Press) and Untimely Death is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon (1913 Press) were both published in 2015. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY (http://yoyolabs.com/). The press published its 54th book this year.