The People: David Shook & Jason Kunke Ep. 3


The People: David Shook & Jason Kunke Ep. 3
Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.
1630 AM KCHUNG Listen Live
Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday May 19 at 3 p.m. on 1630AM KCHUNG if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests David Shook & Jason Kunke in conversation about their recent projects and their forthcoming work with Insert Blanc Press. 

David Shook grew up in Mexico City before studying endangered languages in Oklahoma and poetry at Oxford. He has translated Roberto Bolaño’s Infrarealist manifesto, indigenous Mexican poetry from the Isthmus Zapotec, and oral poetry by the Burundian Batwa. A chapbook version of Oswald de Andrade’s Cannibal Manifesto is forthcoming from Manifestoh! (Insert Blanc Press) and his translation of Mario Bellatin’s Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction is just out from Phoneme Media. He served as Translator in Residence at Britain’s Poetry Parnassus at The Southbank, in 2012. There he premiered Kilómetro Cero, his covertly shot documentary about Equatorial Guinean poet Marcelo Ensema Nsang. A member of American Literary Translators' Association and the National Book Critics' Circle, Shook has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his poems, translations and essays appear widely, in magazines like Ambit, Poetry, World Literature Today, where he is a Contributing Editor. He also edits Molossus and publishes Phoneme Books. His moustache is generously sponsored by Oregon Wild Hair Moustache Wax, the most literary moustache wax in the world. His first collection Our Obsidian Tongues, was recently launched by Eyewear Press.


Jason Kunke is a Los Angeles based artist whose practice includes sculpture, drawing, installation, video, and performance. His art examines how authority and aesthetics inform each other. He received his MFA from CalArts in 2007, and his BFA (with a minor in sociology) from University of Houston in 2004. He has exhibited nationally at Polvo in Chicago, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse in Houston, and 25CPW in New York. In Los Angeles he has exhibited at Sea and Space Explorations, LAXART, and Dan Graham. Along with five other artists, he co-runs Elephant, an artist run space in Glassel Park. He currently teaches at Los Angeles Valley College.
Jason Kunke Performance Interpretation for Exchange Rate 2008.
Page 13 of Horizon (zine by Jason Kunke), Photocopy on paper, 2011.
Page 14 of Horizon (zine by Jason Kunke), Photocopy on paper, 2011.
Dispersal Order
Dispersal Order, photocopy transfer on paper, edition of 20, 11” x 17”, 2011.
Crumpled Dispersal Order (2), lambda print, 48” x 33”, 2011.