An Evening with Charles Alexander, Ash Smith & Ken Jacobs

May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a reading from poets Charles Alexander (Director of Chax Press), Ash Smith, and Ken Jacobs (left to right, below).

Artist: Poet, Bookmaker, founder/director of Chax Press. Author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 11 brief chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. Most recent books of poetry are Pushing Water, published by Cuneiform Press, and the chapbooks Some Sentences Look for Some Periods, a chapbook, and Two Pushing Waters, both from Little Red Leaves Textile Series. Has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere, and currently is Poet & Designer in Residence at the University of Houston-Victoria, where he directs the MFA Creative Writing Program and manages the UHV Center for the Arts. He is a past recipient of the Arizona Arts Award, and has participated in the TAMAAS Poetry Translation Project in Paris. In January 2016 served as a faculty member for US Poets in Mexico. He lives in Victoria, Texas, with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller.

Ash Smith is the author of the chapbooks Water Shed (Dos Press), Come Such Frequency (Dusie), and various other publications and ephemera. She was, until recently, a managing editor for the small press and journal Little Red Leaves. She is working on a collection called Pigeon of Tears and tumbles about politics of sound and pop cultural depictions of decapitation at Opened By Customs.

Ken Jacobs is a poet and software developer. He has poems in a number of online and print journals including Sentence and Everyday Genius. He has published two chapbooks, Sooner (Phylum Press,  2009) and Unmet (Primary Writing, 2015). Relegy, a software project he developed for providing a compositional and collaborative tool for ‘writing’ poems, was used to produce content for a performance at the G Street Gallery in Washington DC and is available online at

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