Zinc Bar Reading Series: MINA PAM DICK & MACGREGOR CARD
Sunday, Jan 30 @ 6:30 PM ...at Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St NYC
MINA PAM DICK (aka Hildebrand Pam Dick, Gregoire Pam Dick et al.) is the author of Delinquent (Futurepoem Books, 2009). Her writing has appeared in Tantalum, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Aufgabe #9, The Recluse, Everyday Genius and TRY!, and is forthcoming in EOAGH and Mrs. Maybe. She lives in New York City.
MACGREGOR CARD is a poet, bibliographer and translator living in Queens. A new chapbook, The Archers, just came out from Song Cave. His first full-collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, was published in December '09 by Fence Books. From 1997-2005 he co-edited The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research with Andrew Maxwell (archives up at www.germspot.blogspot.com). He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute.
Chris Funkhouser / Alejandro Crawford / E. Shaskan Bumas / Chris Alexander / Jeremy Sigler / Danny Snelson / Jennifer Moxley / Jerrold Shiroma / Juliana Spahr / Ben Lerner / Bernadette Corporation / Kit Robinson / Frances Richard / Diana Hamilton / Dan Machlin / Mashinka Firunts / Josef Kaplan / Brian Kim Stefans / Jonathan Skinner / Bruce Andrews / Kristen Gallagher / Chris Nealon / Diana Kingsley / Darren Wershler / Katherine Jaeger / Matthew Landis / Mina Pam Dick / Kieran Daly / Lee Ann Brown / Michelle Taransky / Edward Hopely / Jeremy James Foxtrot Thompson / Danielle Aubert / Amy Wright / Rachel Zolf / David Buuck / Mark Nowak / Patrick F. Durgin / Louis Asekoff / Rebecca Mertz / Paolo Javier / Amanda Raczkowski & Joseph Reed / Steve McLaughlin / Gordon Faylor / Sara Wintz / Prageeta Sharma
on Feb 1 at 6:30 PM in the James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC (Free Admission)
Join us on Feb 1 at the James Gallery for a launch event hosted by Tim Peterson (Trace) featuring poetry readings and multimedia artworks/performances from the forthcoming Issue 6 of EOAGH, including:
Alejandro Crawford Ana Bozicevic Andrew Levy Amy Wright Bruce Andrews Chris Alexander Diana Kingsley E. Shaskan Bumas Filip Marinovich Jeremy Sigler Jesse Seldess Jonathan Skinner Josef Kaplan Kristen Gallagher Marc Nasdor Michael Scharf Paolo Javier Rebecca Mertz Tan Lin Traver Pam Dick Vincent Katz
This issue looks at how and in what spaces writing takes place, i.e. the ambient environment of reading as well as the ecology of writing practices. If the amount of text being generated today is voluminous and threatens to transform a once-visual era into one structured by data and various communications protocols, the site specificity of the EOAGH cluster is distributive and ethnographic, like a reblog. What would a site-specific ethnography of writing look like? In an environment of re-circulated PDFs, scripting languages, the built environment, e-commerce, photo sharing as a discursive practice, network architectures, and the social more generally conceived, forms of non-writing comprise a re-distribution within the sphere formerly known as poetry. From this generic standpoint, the spaces poetry is said to occupy, or drift in create shared or communal references and appropriations. A few authors are a few allusions. Although individual authors are listed, a page functions best without them.
Tim had initially inquired about an issue of ambience, as a literary idea, and this section of EOAGH tries to site ambience, where ambience is understood as a medium rather than a genre. Non-writing is one of the forms such a medium might take. For this particular issue I asked individuals to:
send anything that is PERIPHERAL to their current writing (these could be actual words) or current writing practice (more generally), i.e. not immediately sensitive to a desire to do writing or intended to "be" writing.
It can be an image, a text you've read and not really thought about, a thought about something that you didn't write about etc etc etc.
It can be a series of linked items or it can be a single item, anything really but unconstrained by a desire to make it into something that it is not.
It should not have much to do with you, at least textually speaking.
I'm hoping this project might continue beyond the strict bounds of the invitation, with further entries submitted post February 1.
EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW (new date and time TBA) at the School of Visual Arts 136 West 21st St, room 220 (on the second floor) NYC
Admission: Free and open to the public
Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA
Poetry as Music: poets Anselm Berrigan and Kimberly Lyons join painter and publisher Phong Bui to discuss ways in which musical forms can be seen as fruitful terms for a poetics of difficult or willfully obscure art, art that does not yield easily to analysis. A particular focus for this topic will be the poetry of Barbara Guest and Joe Ceravolo. We see in them, and in some poets working today, an interest in musicality that dominates the nature and composition of the work. Rather than texts generated from a pre-determined taxonomy, platform, or political position, the poetry of Guest and Ceravolo is most usefully thought of as something for which we do not yet have language. It is most evocatively approached using an emergent vocabulary of analogies, like those from music: sounds, phrases, introductions, interludes, endings, codas, etc. Painting–abstract painting springs to mind, but the same can apply to paintings with images–are also an endeavor whose expression can be analyzed in terms of music. We wish to trace some of these commonalities across different art forms. Moderated by poets Vincent Katz and Tim Peterson (Trace).
For more information on this and previous Quips and Cranks events, visit the series website here.
Zinc Bar Reading Series: STEFANIA HEIM & DEBRAH MORKUN
Sunday, Jan 16 @ 6:30 PM ...at Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St NYC
Stefania Heim's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including EOAGH, Harp & Altar, The Paris Review, The Literary Review, and Zen Monster, her translations in Aufgabe and Harper's, and her criticism in The Boston Review and Publisher's Weekly. She recently edited Muriel Rukeyser's "Darwin and the Writers" for CUNY's new Lost and Found Documents Initiative and she is co-founder of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation. She is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center who teaches at Hunter and Columbia.
Debrah Morkun believes in near death experiences & prays to the old gods. She lives in Philadelphia, where she curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series & is a founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets. Her first full-length book of poetry, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. Visit Debrah at http://www.debrahmorkun.com/ .