Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kaia Sand

Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff are performance poets and activists for political and social justice. They combined their talents to co-author the book, "Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Spac," a book that explores what dissent looks like when framed and made by poets, and how dissent alters our understanding of what poetry might be and become.

Kaia Sand's poetry collection, "interval," was selected as a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year. She created several chapbooks through Dusie Kollektiv (, which published her wee book, "lotto," and "tiny arctic ice," re-configured as a broadside by Bowerbox Press. Sand recently performed poetry collaged entirely from the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the Positions Colloquium of the Kootenay School of Writing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her investigations of Portland, Oregon geography, including a poetry map and guided walk, will be published this fall as "Remember to Wave" through Tinfish Press. Her poems comprise the text of two books in Jim Dine's "Hot Dreams" series (Steidel Editions), as well as the text for a choral composition by Matthew Sargent, "Riverbed Echo." Sand co-edits the Tangent Press (, and co-curates the Tangent Reading series.

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