Friday, June 27, 2008

rabbit on their way to the capitol

Eddie Hopely reads from the chapbooks Plant, Rabbit on their way to the capitol, and other poems. We talk about blueprints, image and text, community & collaboration. Diana Hamilton and I read with Eddie, and describe his rabbit.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Brian Kim Stefans

Brian Kim Stefans reads from Kluge: A Meditation (Roof, 2007) and talks with me about minimal bits of information as events and variation in conceptual literature, ambient poetics and musical influences like John Cage and Alvin Lucier.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall reads a Chaucer tale and some figs. We discuss intertextuality, multilingualism and governmental strictures on speech, and the intersections of 'differential' practice, performance writing, and conceptualism. Caroline also gives a short recap of the recent Conceptual Poetry and Its Others conference at University of Arizona, which you can read more about from Kenneth Goldsmith and Charles Alexander.

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Caroline will be performing My Chaucer at the Hispanic Society of America along with Mario Diaz de Leon. 7:30 pm: Audubon Terrace, Broadway between 155th and 156th streets...By subway take number 1 train to 157th and Broadway

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Danny Snelson

Danny Snelson performs the translation project MY DEAR COUNTESS, a video / text cut-up. He also reads from The Book of Ravelling Women, a re-purposed Djuna Barnes chapbook with visual art by Phoebe Springstubb, and talks with me about his source materials, his projects' focus on reading, and re-orienting the 'you' of Barnes' work. See his recent PennSound featured resources here.