Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Poetry Project Program Calendar

Peter Orlovsky Memorial Reading

September 22, 2010
8:00 pm

Poet, singer, farmer, yodeler, banjo-picker, Buddhist-practitioner, Allen Ginsberg’s lifelong-companion, Kerouac’s Simon Darlovsky in Desolation Angels & George in The Dharma Bums, the generous & wonderfully whimsical Peter Orlovsky, (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010), was an unforgettable & hugely colorful presence in the East Village, and in and around the Poetry Project. Please join us in a night of music, video, song and poetry, as some of his closest friends pay tribute to him including: Chuck Lief, Philip Glass, Ed Sanders, Steven Taylor, Hal Willner, Janine Pommy Vega, Andy Clausen, Patti Smith, Anne Waldman, Gordon Ball, Rosebud Pettet, Simon Pettet, Bill Morgan, Anselm Berrigan, and John Godfrey.

This event will take place in the Sanctuary. Admission is FREE.

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A Reading for VLAK

September 27, 2010
8:00 pm

This reading launches the inaugural issue of Vlak, an international magazine with a broad focus on contemporary poetics, art, film, philosophy, music, science, design, politics, performance, ecology, and new media. Vlak is edited by Louis Armand, Edmund Berrigan, Carol Watts, Stephan Delbos, David Vichnar and Clare Wallace. The reading will feature contributors Pierre Joris, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth Gross, Marjorie Welish, Vincent Katz, Arlo Quint, Stacy Szymaszek, John Wilkinson, Jess Fiorini, Joshua Cohen, Stephanie Strickland and Louis Armand.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Joseph Donahue & Laura Moriarty

September 29, 2010
8:00 pm

Joseph Donahue‘s most recent collections of poetry include Incidental Eclipse and Terra Lucida. This fall, Talisman House will publish Dissolves, Terra Lucida IV-VII, the second volume of an ongoing sequence. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Laura Moriarty’s books include A Tonalist an essay poem from Nightboat Books, the novels, Cunning and Ultravioleta. A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975 – 2007 came out from Omnidawn in 2007. She won the Poetry Center Book Award in 1983, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry in 1992, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature 1998 and a Fund for Poetry grant in 2007. She has taught at Mills College and Naropa University, among other places, and is Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. For more, see the blog A Tonalist Notes.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Open Reading

October 4, 2010
8:00 pm

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Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

Anne Carson & David Shapiro

October 6, 2010
8:00 pm

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. She is the author of Autobiography of Red (Knopf, 1998), Men in the Off Hours (Knopf 2001), Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (Knopf, 2005), NOX (New Directions, 2010), and many other works.

David Shapiro has written many books since his first, January, emerged in l965 from Holt, Rinehart and Winston with poems written when the poet was l3-l6. He was a violinist in his youth and was educated at Columbia, Cambridge University, and has taught at Columbia, Cooper Union, Brooklyn, Bard, and Princeton, both as art historian and as poet. Currently tenured at William Paterson University, he wrote the first book on John Ashbery’s poetry, the first volume on Mondrian’s flower studies, the first on Jim Dine’s paintings, and the first monograph on Jasper Johns’s drawings. He has won many prizes such as the NEH, NEA. He collaborated with John Hejduk on many operas, masques and books, and their Palach project was dedicated by President Havel at the Castle in Prague. He has been much translated and appears in many anthologies here and abroad. His play with Stephen Paul Miller, Two Boys on a Bus, was performed at the Kitchen with music by Laurie Anderson and stared Taylor Mead. He collaborated extensively with Rudy Burckhardt on films and photographic pamphlets, and at 24 was the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the National Book Award. His ten books of poetry include Poems from Deal, A Man Holding an Acoustic Panel, The Page-turner, Lateness, House (Blown Apart), Burning Interior, To an Idea, After a Lost Original, and the recent Selected Poems. He has a one-man exhibit of his collages at Turtle Point Press this Fall.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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David Lau & Douglas Piccinnini

October 8, 2010
10:00 pm

David Lau‘s first book of poetry, Virgil and the Mountain Cat, came out last year from UC Press. He is co-editor of Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion. He teaches regularly at Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz; for spring 2011, he is visiting faculty in the graduate program in creative writing at St. Mary’s College. New poems are forthcoming in A Public Space and Columbia. His other ongoing projects include Laborland, a video documentary on labor and art in California, and political organizing with the student movement in the golden state.

Douglas Piccinnini‘s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Antioch Review, The Cultural Society, EOAGH, Jacket, Lana Turner, Ping Pong, So and So, Supermachine and Verse. A chapbook, S♢FT, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and curates the CROWD Reading Series.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Christie Ann Reynolds & Simone White

October 11, 2010
8:00 pm

Christie Ann Reynolds is a native New Yorker and holds degrees from Hofstra University, Queens College and The New School. Her chapbook, idiot heart, was chosen in 2008 by Brenda Shaughnessy for The New School Chapbook Competition. She is the co-author of a chapbook, Girl Boy Girl Boy forthcoming with Correspondences and author of Revenge Poems, Supermachine’s first chapbook. Christie Ann was the recipient of a 2003 undergraduate Academy of American Poetry Award. Some of her work has been published or is forthcoming in Blaze Vox, La Petite Zine, The Houston Literary Review, Pax Americana, Maggy, Sub-Lit, and others. She teaches writing at Hofstra University, for The Borough Writing Workshop and is co-curator of the Stain of Poetry Reading Series.

Simone White‘s first book, House Envy of All the World, was published this year by Factory School. Her work has appeared in The Recluse, Callaloo, Ploughshares and the exhibition catalog for The Studio Museum’s Flow, among other places. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Robert Hershon & Cedar Sigo

October 13, 2010
8:00 pm

Robert Hershon‘s most recent book is Calls from the Outside World, his 12th collection. His work has appeared in The Nation, American Poetry Review and Poetry 180, among many others, and he has recently written for the Poetry Foundation and Best American Poetry websites. Among his awards are two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three from the New York State Foundation on the Arts. Hershon has edited Hanging Loose Press since 1966 and served as director of The Print Center for 35 years.

Cedar Sigo is 32 years old. His books include Selected Writings, Expensive Magic, Portraits and Music For Torching. This past year he blogged for SFMOMA. He has collaborated with many visual artists including Oscar Tuazon, Colter Jacobsen, Will Yackulic and Frank Haines. His new collection of poetry, Stranger In Town, is number four in the City Lights Spotlight Series. He lives in San Francisco.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Ben Estes & Paul Killebrew

October 18, 2010
8:00 pm

Ben Estes is the author of the chapbooks Lamp like l’map (Factory Hollow Press) and Cymbals (The Song Cave). He has been educated by the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Iowa, and is currently enrolled in the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. With Alan Felsenthal he is the editor and publisher of The Song Cave (a series of singular things) and the journal Sea Ranch. He currently lives in Northampton, MA.

Paul Killebrew was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He currently resides in Louisiana and works as a lawyer at Innocence Project New Orleans. His first full-length collection, Flowers, was published this year by Canarium, and his long poem Inspector vs. Evader is soon to be re-published online by Ugly Duckling Presse.

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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Wanda Coleman & CAConrad

October 20, 2010
8:00 pm

Known for her take-no-prisoners readings, Wanda Coleman is a contributor to HARRIET (poetryfoundation.org) and drgodine.blogspot. She has been featured in Writing Los Angeles (Library of America), Poet’s Market (2003), Quercus Review VI, The Los Angeles Review, the Burnside Review and online at MS. A seminal figure of L.A.’s poetry underground, she has shared the stage with such cultural icons as Timothy Leary, Alice Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and Richard (Louie Louie) Barry. She has been an Emmy-winning scriptwriter, and columnist for Los Angeles Times magazine; a nominee for poet laureate of California, and for the USA artists fellowship. Coleman’s books include Bathwater Wine, winner of the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize—the first African-American woman to receive the award, and Mercurochrome (poems), bronze-medal finalist, National Book Awards 2001. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. Her most recent books include Ostinato Vamps (Pitt Poetry Series), The Riot Inside Me: Trials & Tremors (nonfiction, Godine/Black Sparrow), WANDA COLEMAN: Poems Seismic in Scene (de la chienne) – Mise en page et calligraphies/layout and illumination by Jean-Jacques Tachdjian, and new collection of stories, and Jazz & Twelve O’clock Tales.

CAConrad is the recipient of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award for The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a co-founder of PACE (Poet Activist Community Extension). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online at CAConrad.blogspot.com, or with his friends at PhillySound.blogspot.com

Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Program Calendar, Readings

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