Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Anselm Berrigan ... reading/interview not aired tonight

After enjoying a great conversation with Anselm earlier today on his book Some Notes on My Programming and a new 45-page poem made of nearly 100 shorter poems called "Have A Good One," I found that the CD-R with the reading/interview was entirely blank. So the show is postponed, I'll post a new date soon, my apologies!

For those who tuned in to WNYU tonight, what you heard was an 11/21/07 ceptuetics interview with Sara Wintz.

Friday, February 22, 2008

ceptuetics 02-20-08

That's Eddie Hopely's head. We all drew it two weekends ago at Freddy's in Brooklyn, for an "Acrosticoncretics" performance where the first letters of each word in Eddie's poem spelled out directions for mapping his head on a grid. I didn't end up with anyone's head, but I loved the different ways of listening the piece opened up - at first, catching letters to form words to make an image, then when I gave up on a particular section, catching words to make a poem, and finally, when I realized that most of the words being spelled could be predicted ("l-i-n-e" or "m-i-d-d-l-e" for example), looking to thread together and even anticipating words. Eddie's poetry renders reading an unpredictable activity of visual mapping, achieving something like a Situationist drift through language, which emphasizes process, disorientation, and networks of meaning that need not be connected.

Wednesday's show brought together a few recent performances, including Saturday's Segue reading with sound/noise artist Austin Publicover and poet Christina Strong, which you can hear (unfortunately cut off!) at the beginning of the file. Check out Austin's noise accompaniments to current Segue curator Alan Davies' poems in Mad Hatter's Review Issue 9 here. Alan Licht has some recent Conceptual Soundworks available on Ubu (I play an excerpt of "Rashomon"), and last in the playlist, Carla Harryman, with whom Austin Publicover has also collaborated, performed part of her Belladonna* book Open Box in Providence in 2005, available at PennSound.

Listen to the show here, it's time for me to go out in the snow.

1. Austin Publicover - Poem to the Last Fourteen of My Ex-Girlfriends, but Not the Thirteenth (excerpt)
2. Eddie Hopely - Acrosticoncretics: My Head
3. Alan Licht - Rashomon (excerpt)
4. Carla Harryman - Open Box (excerpt)

Next week, Anselm Berrigan, who is the author of three books of poetry published by Edge Books, most recently Some Notes on My Programming (2006). He co-edited the Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U.Cal, 2005), was Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church from 2003-2007, and has just joined the staff of The Brooklyn Rail. He's also just completed a 46-page poem made of 97 short poems all called "Have A Good One."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Barbara Cole on ceptuetics

After an excellent Belladonna* reading with Elizabeth Robinson, Barbara Cole came into ceptuetics on Wednesday to read and discuss portions of her ongoing long poem, situ ation come dies. The scope of this project - a 5-part Bildungsroman written in the present, to paraphrase Rachel Levitsky - is already astonishing. Foxy Moron, which you can read from ubu's /ubu editions, investigates the sexual development of a young girl through the many shards of language that force their way upon her by way of pop songs, parents, pornos, and the bully at the back of the bus. Barbara's latest chapbook, from ear: say, out on Belladonna*, is a more solemn narrative that shifts the setting from grade school to the doctor's office. During the show, she discusses and reads from both sections:

Listen here

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Marie Buck reading/interview


You may already be an anarchist. It's true. Nothing is finer, more sublime or creamy. In its long history, when you come up with your own ideas and initiatives and solutions, it should bulge slightly. Not all brie is created equal. Poetry is made by all, not one, and at our cheese counter lies a cheese monger's tip.

from WHOLE FOODS, by Marie Buck

Download the show here
and if you haven't already, check out Marie's irreverent, outrageous chapbook Beard of Bees, see what Ron Silliman has to say, and order some Model Homes! Can't get enough? Look out for a collection of Marie's poetry on Patrick Lovelace's press, Nocturnal Editions, this spring.

Next week on ceptuetics:
Barbara Cole received her Ph.D. from the Poetics Program at SUNY—Buffalo in 2006. Since 2000, she has been writing the ongoing project, situ ation come dies, a long poem in five parts. In 2002, a chapbook-length excerpt of the first section was published by Handwritten Press followed by an excerpt from the second section, foxy moron, by /ubu editions in 2004. Most recently, Belladonna published a chapbook excerpt from the middle section, ear say. Earlier chapbooks include little wives (Potes&Poets, 1998) and postcards (BeautifulSwimmer, 1998). In 2005, Cole co-edited (with Lori Emerson) an issue of Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory on "Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics." Currently, she is co-editing (with Sarah Bay-Cheng) a collection of plays written by modernist poets.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

ceptuetics 01-30-08

Wednesday's show (follow this link, and click on "01 ceptuetics 01-30-08.mp3" on the right hand side of the page)

Lawrence Weiner "Having Been Done At / Having Been Done To, Essendo Stato Fatto A" Tellus 21: Audio by Visual Artists {1973}

Redell Olsen
"Untitled" The Book of Fur (Rem Press) {2000}
Kristin Prevallet "Lyric Infiltration" Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation, and Image-Text Projects (Skanky Possum Books) {2002}
Kevin Davies "Part Two" The Golden Age of Paraphernalia {2004 reading; book forthcoming}

P. Inman
"Smaller" Criss Cross (Roof Books) {1994}
Marjorie Welish "One A"

Patti Smith
"Parade" Sugar, Alcohol, & Meat (Giorno Poetry Systems)

On Wednesday, tune in to hear
Marie Buck, who writes poems, co-edits the mostly-poetry journal Model Homes with Brad Flis, and studies poetry and poetics in the English Ph.D. program at Wayne State University in Detroit. Her chapbook "Life & Style" appears online at Beard of Bees, and a prose piece is forthcoming in the "bpNichol + 20" issue of Open Letter.