abe & i are beside ourselves

Trickhouse Live: An Integrative Arts and Performance Seriesw/William Sedlmayr, Abraham Smith, & Shelly Taylor

Trickhouse Live is curated by TC Tolbert, Assistant Director of Casa Libre.
Saturday, November 1
7-9 p.m.
$5 Suggested Donation

in·te·gra·tive adj \ˈ in-tə- ˌ grā-tiv\
combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and a variety of performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and mediums to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org which is based in Tucson.

Performer Bios
My name is William Sedlmayr. I grew up here in Tucson. Lived in MN and N.Y.C. and IOWA [for a few months]. I'm 53 and am a Songwriter and a Writer. Nothing anyone would know off the bat but I do it. I've got a record coming out called "Charmed Life" on a tiny label, and I have been published only in Prison Journals out of Richard Shelton's prison workshop. And am hopfully being published in a European Book called Mystic Silver. It is to be out in 2 months. I am not over there and it makes it hard to gauge the Time framework. I am in a writers workshop and we meet at the U of A poetry center. I am certainly the least known and for good reason.

Abraham Smith hails from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He has authored four full-length poetry collections: In The Old Days (Action Books, forthcoming); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). Hick Poetics, co-edited with Shelly Taylor, an anthology of contemporary American rural poetry, is forthcoming from Lost Roads Press. His poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies such as The American Poetry Review, jubilat, Fence, Denver Quarterly, The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books, 2014), and Taos Poetry Circus: The '90's (Pennwhistle Press, 1999). His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Currently, he is writing his 'hick poetics', a book-length poem which draws on his ongoing summertime experiences as a farmhand at his family's sheep dairy farm. He is Instructor of English at University of Alabama.

Shelly Taylor is the author of two full-length collections: Lions, Remonstrance (Coconut Books Braddock Book Prize: 2014) andBlack-Eyed Heifer (Tarpaulin Sky: 2010), as well as three verse chapbooks: Peaches the yes-girl (Portable Press at YoYo Labs: 2008); Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl: 2009); andDirt City Lions (Horse Less: 2012). Hick Poetics, an anthology of contemporary American rural poetry co-edited with poet Abraham Smith, will be released from Lost Roads Press in early 2015. Born in deep south Georgia, Taylor is an instructor at the University of Arizona. She calls Tucson and horseback home.