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James Yeary, Nico Vassilakis, and The Available Respondents

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join James Yeary, Nico Vassilakis, and 2/3 of the Uneasy Trio (playing as The Available Respondents) for a unique evening of visual poetry and music.


James Yeary is the author of fourteen-odd chapbooks in the my day series (abandoned bike press), and collaborative books and chapbooks with Kyle Schlesinger, Sam Lohmann and Chris Ashby, all of which were self-published in various formats under the moniker Great Fainting Spells. He has published chapbooks by other authors under the name c_L books, editions Plane, and others. He also whited-out the 800-odd pages of Ezra Pound’s Cantos by hand. He works as a bookseller in Portland.


Nico Vassilakis is the author of Alphabet Noir (c_L books), Text Loses Time (ManyPenny Press), DIESEL HAND (Chax) and a bunch of other books. He co-edited The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics Books) with Crag Hill. He was also a founder of Seattle’s long-running Subtext reading series. His text-based work concerns the visual phenomenology of experiencing text, and his visual work pushes the outer limits of text’s possibility within words. He has recently returned to his childhood home of NYC where he works in occupational therapy.

The Available Respondents is a collaboration between Steve Flato (electronics), Annie Gilbert (voice, trombone) and Justin Smith (bass, electronics). Their exploratory and attentive interplay explores relationships between improvised/structured, acoustic/electronic, and drone/textural soundscapes.

Steve Flato is a composer, musician, and audio technician, recently transplanted to Portland via Buffalo, NY and San Diego, CA. <insert anything here?> Justin Smith and Annie Gilbert perform regularly in Portland as The Uneasy Trio alongside third member Stephanie Lavon Trotter (voice).



August 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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