Saturday, October 22, 2011

 

Today in Chicago

Toni Asante Lightfoot & Ron Silliman

Myopic Books

7:00 PM

1564 N. Milwaukee
(Wicker Park,
near the Damen Blue Line CTA stop)
773.862.4882

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Friday, October 21, 2011

 

A visionary practice of cultural critique:
Interviewing Rachel Blau DuPlessis 

Photo by Melody Holmes

My thanks to CA Conrad to reprint this from the PhillySound blog where it originally appeared.

Over the years Rachel Blau DuPlessis has written and said things which have struck flint in me, so I was of course happy when she agreed to take time out of her busy schedule for this conversation. There are few people alive today (there's no doubt in my mind that this is more than safe to say) who know as much about poetry as she does, and I don't just mean as someone who catalogs information, but someone who has a true sense of historic, political, social and economic aspects of where poetry emerges in these various contexts of our world. She overwhelms with what she knows, and inspires us TO GET KNOWING MORE and to sharpen our skills. In particular her role as an activist for women's rights and how this rubbed against her poems from the different sides of her earlier years is what I mostly ask her to talk about here, as you will see. Rereading the text today in preparation for publication, it's clear to me that she is talking about many things which have been ignored, BUT ARE VITAL TO our better understanding with a wider lens those various political and literary movements we think we have already figured out for ourselves. This is my way of saying this is important! And I'm happy to say too that it's a very enjoyable read!

CAConrad
Spring Equinox, 2008
Philadelphia

CACONRAD:
Rachel, you've said that when you were starting out in poetry that you were, "Too feminist for the Objectivists, and too Objectivist for the feminists." I've heard similar things from other experimental women poets of your generation, like Alexandra Grilikhes for instance. When I first met Alexandra she was always complaining that she had to chop out her own patch in the feminist and gay and lesbian literary worlds. She also said that in many ways it was her defiance to write what she knew she wanted to and had to write that defined her, as much as it also strengthened her writing, this time of struggle.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

 

Saturday, October 22, in Chicago

Toni Asante Lightfoot & Ron Silliman

Myopic Books

7:00 PM

1564 N. Milwaukee
(Wicker Park,
near the Damen Blue Line CTA stop)
773.862.4882

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 

Andrea Zanzotto

1921 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

 


Mayakovsky’s portrait of Khlebnikov

Roman Jakobson
reads Mayakovsky & Khlebnikov

Alice Notley:
Culture of one

Tradition & the individual talent
duke it out
@ the Supreme Court
over (what else?)
©

Laura (Riding) Jackson, reading

Joan Retallack, Pierre Joris & Charles Bernstein
on Mac Low’s Pound

Spring & All

Ron Silliman:
from Revelator

RSVPs are now being taken
for the limited seating for the
2012 Kelly Writers House Fellows:
Karen Finley, John Barth & moi

I (or at least my sculpture)
also turn up at
Bury Light Night

The TLS on Susan Howe & Rae Armantrout

Rachel Blau DuPlessis:
Mail Art

2 poems by Catherine Wagner

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Monday, October 17, 2011

 

Lyn Hejinian
reads from
The Book of a Thousand Eyes
in Calgary, March 2011

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

 

Georges Bataille: Literature & Evil
his only tv interview

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