Civil Coping Mechanisms Presents #RECURRENT


DIESEL, A Bookstore welcomes Civil Coping Mechanisms to exhibit their new series, #RECURRENT, on Friday, November 4th at 7pm. Series editor, Janice Lee, describes #RECURRENT as such: "The series will push the boundaries of narrative with books that seek to reconstruct, reimagine & expand on existing narrative spaces. Not bound to genre or category, #RECURRENT books will be intuitive, instigative, innovative, sensitive, perceptive, heart-breaking, and honest." The evening's featured writers are Harold AbramowitzJordan Okumura, and Doug Rice.

Harold Abramowitz is from Los Angeles. He is author and co-author of books of poetry and prose, including Blind Spot, Dear Dearly Departed, Not Blessed, and UNFO Burns A Million Dollars. Harold will be reading from his book Blind Spot, a poetic novel that weaves a new structure for narrative, and forces the reader to consider the complex and profound structures hidden in a record of time.

Jordan Okumura is a writer and editor. Her work has been published in Gargoyle, Dirty:Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), Black Rabbit, and First Stop Fiction. Jordan lives and works in Sacramento, California, where she is an editor for trade news publications in the agricultural industry and is a regular contributor at Enclave/Entropy. She will be reading from her debut book, Gaijin.

Doug Rice is the author of several books including Here Lies Memory, Blood of Mugwump, and An Erotics of Seeing. He is also the co-editor of Federman: A to X-X-X-X. His fiction, philosophy, and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Avant Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation, Zyzzyvya, Western Humanities Review, 580 Split, and others. His work has been translated and published in six languages. He was awarded a Literature Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany for 2012-2014. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2016). Doug will be reading from Here Lies Memory: A Pittsburgh Novel.



Books will be available for sale at the event.




Event date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL A Bookstore in Oakland
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618-1502
Blind Spot By Harold Abramowitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937865726
Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - August 15th, 2016

Gaijin By Jordan Okumura Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937865665
Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - June 28th, 2016