Dusie presents Demosthenes Agrafiotis and Elisabeth Workman

Elisabeth Workman is a poet and writer with a background in dance. Originally from the pharmaceutical suburbs of Philadelphia, she has since lived in Boston, rural Pennsylvania, the Netherlands, Qatar, on/around the Standing Rock Nation of the Dakotas, and now Minneapolis. She is the author of nine chapbooks, including Opolis; Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf; Megaprairieland; ANY RIP A THRESHOLD; and, with the poet Michael Sikkema, TERRORISM IS WHAT WHALE. Her first book-length collection, Ultramegaprairieland, was released by Bloof Books in 2014. Her second, ENDLESSNESS IS NO DESOLATION, is forthcoming with Dusie Press. Elisabeth is the recipient of a 2009 Jerome/SASE Emerging Writer Fellowship, a 2010/11 McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a 2012 Marcella DeBourg Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, and honors/awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Demosthenes Agrafiotis is active in the fields of poetry/ painting/photography/intermedia/ installation and the way they interact. He has a special interest in the relation between art and new technologies. His book Maribor (The Post Apollo Press) was awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation, Chinese Notebook (Ugly Duckling Presse) appeared later that year, “now, 1/3” & thepoem (BlazeVOX Books) was published in 2012, all three books were translated by Angelos and John Sakkis. His recent books are +graphies (Veer Books), Betises (Editions Fidel Anthelme X), ArtxArt (Redfoxpress) and Y,es & Diaeresis (Dusie). He is based in Athens, Greece.