SUMMER WORKSHOP: Conceptualism and Craft with K. Silem Mohammad

conceptConceptualism and Craft _ with K. Silem Mohammad

Workshop

by Small Press Traffic

July 6-9, 2009
6:00pm – 9:00pm

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA

email: smallpresstraffic [at] gmail [dot] com

$125 fee ($100 for students and SPT members)

This four-day workshop will begin by examining and rehearsing various techniques central to Conceptualist poetics, broadly considered so as to encompass appropriation, transcription, and other versions of what Kenneth Goldsmith has called “uncreative writing,” as well as the deliberately awkward and expressively debased gestures associated with Flarf. We will then look at these techniques in relation to older and more traditional notions of craft: can there be coherent criteria for craft-based evaluation of texts written using blankly conceptual or intentionally “bad” methods? Do any of the familiar aesthetic categories still apply, and if so, how?

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K. Silem Mohammad is the author of three books of poetry: Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), and Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003). His work has been featured in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2004, Bay Poetics, and A Best of Fence, as well as the forthcoming Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf, which he is co-editing with Sharon Mesmer, Nada Gordon, and Gary Sullivan. With Anne Boyer, he edits the poetry magazine “Abraham Lincoln”. He is Associate Professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

Matias Guerra, “Piombo fuso”: Camera verde, 23 maggio

Sabato 23 maggio 2009, alle ore 18:00

presso il centro culturale

La camera verde
(Roma, via G. Miani 20)

Inaugurazione della mostra di pittura

Piombo fuso

di Matias Guerra

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catalogo in galleria

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La camera verde è in Via Giovanni Miani 20 – 00154 Roma

(quartiere Ostiense)

tel. 340-5263877
e-mail: lacameraverde [at] tiscali [dot] it

http://www.lacameraverde.com/

in NY

Presenting Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi

In conjunction with Aufgabe #7 and featuring Italy’s foremost experimental and emerging writers–poets, but also critics and translators–the following reading and panel discussion  will bring an array of new poetic voices to US readers to reveal points of confluence and conflict within Italian and global poetries.

Curated by Aufgabe #7 guest editor Jennifer Scappettone and co-sponsored by Litmus Press, Poets House, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, University of Chicago Arts Council and Departments of Romance Languages and Creative Writing, Northwestern University Department of French and Italian, Chicago Poetry Center, and Th!nkArt Gallery.

Tuesday, May 26, 6 pm
Panel discussion & short readings with Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi

Moderators: Jennifer Scappettone & Carla Billitteri

Italian Cultural Institute of New York <http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork>
686 Park Avenue (bet. 68th and 69th Streets)
NYC
FREE

Wednesday, May 27, 8 pm
Bilingual Reading with Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi

Translators: Jennifer Scappettone & Carla Billitteri

St. Mark’s Poetry Project <http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/readings?ec3_after=today>
131 E. 10th Street
New York City

$8, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for Poetry Project members, free to Poets House members and sustaining Poetry Project members

Visit our website for complete event information: http://litmuspress.org/pages/italyfest09.html

PLEASE FORWARD


Litmus Press/Aufgabe
PO Box 25526
Brooklyn, NY  11202-5526

www.litmuspress.org <http://www.litmuspress.org>

But the strange thing about the realization of existence is that like a train moving there is no real realization of it moving unless it moves against something.

– Gertrude Stein, Portraits & Repetitions

Integrazioni

Questo il thread più recente in tema di scrittura di ricerca (e autori francesi, e implicitamente italiani):
http://www.nazioneindiana.com/2009/04/23/un-commento-al-saggio-di-andrea-inglese/

Come integrazioni a testi critici che ho già linkato commentando il suddetto pezzo, cito:

- questo intervento di Andrea Raos,

- il saggio recensione (John Ashbery, ovvero quello che è reale è irrazionale), che ho scritto recensendo l’antologia ashberiana curata da Abeni, Harrison e Egan per Sossella (saggio in “Lo Straniero” di maggio, ora in libreria, pp.115-118)

- l’introduzione a Six differences, rassegna di sei autori italiani, che ho curato per il n. 2 di “OR”

- l’intervista a M. P. Ciancio in LucaniArt, ora leggibile con quella di altri autori in un fascicolo pdf.

a s l o n g a s i t t a k e s sound poetry: issue 3

Atlanta Poets Group presents:

aslongasittakes

a magazine of sound poetry

Issue 3

featuring an essay on 17th Century Icelandic sound poet &AElig;ri-Tobbi by EIRÍKUR ÖRN NORðDAHL, an interactive sound application by JIM ANDREWS, and audible and legible sound poems by GERARD ALTAIÓ, SERGEY BIRYUKOV, JOHN M. BENNETT, JAAP BLONK, DAVID BRADEN, MIKE CANNELL, ANYA COBLER, TIM GAZE, EVGENIJ KHARITONOV, NOBUO KUBOTA & W. MARK SUTHERLAND, CHAD LIETZ, PHILIP MEERSMAN, STEPHEN NELSON, EIRÍKUR ÖRN NORðDAHL, MARK PREJSNAR, and CHRIS STROFFOLINO.

voilà: http://www.aslongasittakes.org/issue%203.html

Embargoed Voices: Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now: New York and Chicago, May 26-29

Aufgabe # 7 | Table of Contents | Embargoed Voices: Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now

Presenting Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi

In conjunction with Aufgabe # 7

Curated by guest editor Jennifer Scappettone and co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Litmus Press, Poets House, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago Poetry Center, ThinkArt Gallery, Chicago Arts Council, with promotional support from Columbia University, NYU, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 26, 6 pm

Maria Attanasio, Carla Billitteri, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale, Milli Graffi & Jennifer Scappettone

Featuring the best of Italy’s experimental and emergent poets, this panel discussion and reading will bring a diverse array of new poetic voices to U.S. readers. These poets are also respected critics, and their discussion promises to reveal intriguing points of conflict and confluence within Italian poetics and beyond.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue (bet. 68th and 69th Streets)
NYC
FREE

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Wednesday, May 27, 8 pm

Readings by Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi

St. Mark’s Poetry Project
131 E. 10th Street
New York City

$8, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for Poetry Project members, free to Poets House members and sustaining Poetry Project members

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Thursday, May 28, evening

Poesia Ultima: a bilingual reading

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Time and Room TBA

Friday, May 29, afternoon

Poesia Ultima: a symposium

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Time and Room TBA

Friday, May 29, 7:30pm

Reading & Reception

Th!nk Arts
1530 N. Paulina, Suite F.
Chicago, IL

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