Saturday, April 30, 2011



Festival Opening

Featuring Exhibition openings and performances

@ Bury Art Gallery& Museum
Saturday 30th April 2011 / 11.00am

A celebration of visual poetry, sound, video and conceptual art with three Festival exhibitions and performances by international language artists from North America and Europe. New works,...

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Ron Silliman (USA),
Satu Kaikkonen & Karri Kokko (FIN),
and Phil Minton's Bury Feral Choir

@Bury ParishChurch
Saturday 30th April 2011 / 4.00 pm

American poet Ron Silliman returns for his second Text Festival. A major figure in international post-avant poetry, since 1974, Silliman has been working on a single poem, the first major section...

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Sound and Dark

Featuring Christian Bök (CAN), Holly Pester (UK), Sarah Boothroyd (CAN), Eduard Escoffet (SP), Bruno Bresani (BRA) - others to be confirmed

@ The Met Arts Centre
30th April 2011 / 7.30pm

A dramatically constructed evening of experimental sound-poetry and language featuring challenging sound interventions and remarkable vocal performers including the first UK performance by the remarkable...

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Friday, April 29, 2011


Jean-Michel Rabaté discusses Oulipo

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Thursday, April 28, 2011


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Photo by Gerard Malanga

Ira Cohen

1935 2011



Gonzalo Rojas

1917 2011


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


the Poetry Center Digital Archive
is coming online

William Carlos Williams,
reading at the SF Museum of Art
May 19, 1955

Robert Creeley on anger
in the work of WCW

Marianne Moore
reading at the SF Museum of Art
October 10, 1957

Denise Levertov
reading for 80 minutes
at SF State
February 10, 1958

Robert Duncan
reading Opening of the Field
May 18 1959

Lisa Jarnot
on Robert Duncan’s
HD Book

Bob Perelman on Louis Zukofsky

The Ulysses of poetry

Hugh Kenner on Zukofsky,
the OED & more

A teaser for Anew,
Zukofsky’s shorter poems

Meet the Objectivists

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Monday, April 25, 2011


You will find a permanent link
to the latest calendar
in the sidebar to your left

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Sunday, April 24, 2011


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