The Blood Jet Poetry Series will host John Pluecker and Monica Mankin on Wednesday, November 30, at 8 p.m. at B.J.’s (4301 Burgundy).
John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in the U.S. and Mexico, including The Volta, Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Fence. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including Antígona González (Les Figues Press, Forthcoming), Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke University Press, 2012) and Feminism: Transmissions and Retransmissions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His most recent chapbooks are Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press, 2012), Ioyaiene (Fresh Arts, 2014) and An Accompanying Text (She Works Flexible, 2015). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press.
Monica Mankin is a Southern California native who relocated to New Orleans over a decade ago. She currently teaches writing and literature at Delgado Community College, and her poems have appeared in Connotation Press, Blood Orange Review, and Clay Palm Review.