Tuesday, April 24, 2007



Frances Blau, Marcus Civin, Rob Halpern, Joseph Lease, Kevin Killian, Roxi Hamilton and Elizabeth Treadwell Jackson would like to invite you to

a memorial celebration

of the life and work of

kari edwards (1954-2006)

Friday, April 27, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Co-Sponsored by Small Press Traffic and the CCA MFA Writing Program

Presenters will include:
Charlie Anders, Frances Blau, Taylor Brady, Marcus Civin, Amanda Davidson, Donna de la Perriere, Rob Halpern, Roxi Hamilton, Brenda Iijima, Kevin Killian, Joseph Lease, Wendy Loomis, Akilah Oliver, Leila Rauf, Ellen Redbird, Leslie Scalapino, Sherman Souther, Eleni Stecopoulos, Eileen Tabios, Justin Veach, Maggie Zurawski

The memorial will also feature video of kari edwards


California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

The memorial will celebrate kari edwards’ indomitable spirit and compassionate revelation of body and language. Focusing on kari's considerable legacy, the memorial will include poetry, performance and visual art. Despite our deep sadness for kari’s untimely passing, kari’s commitment to justice in general and transgender issues specifically and hir ingenuity as an artist inspire all of us.

Contact Small Press Traffic: 415-551-9278 www.sptraffic.org
or Marcus Civin: Marcus_Civin@hotmail.com
for more information about kari, please visit the blog: transdada3.blogspot.com

did I not say
despite the body
there is a universe
despite the universe
born waves of existence
did I not say
saying I must go
did I not say
death does not annihilate
it only breaks up conjunctions

--kari edwards, "did I not say", www.listenlight.net
from the unpublished manuscript Bharat Jiva