Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Holy Shit! Look At What I Found In My Email!

A jam-packed weekend of experimental poetry --
with Lyn Hejinian, Joan Retallack, and more --
right here in Portland!

Friday 2/8: Symposium & readings at PSU
Saturday 2/9: Symposium & readings at Lewis & Clark
Sunday 2/10: Spare Room reading

details follow

Friday, February 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lyn Hejinian, Joan Retallack, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff

Symposium on Radical Poetics and Avant-Garde Poetry

Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union, Room 238
Free admission

Perloff will offer a critical perspective on the tradition of
avant-garde or experimental writing, and each of the three poets will
give a brief reading. An open conversation with the participants will

Saturday, February 9
1:00 - 5:00 pm

What's the Use of Poetry?
Two poets and a critic attend to experiments with language and form—the
“radical artifice” of contemporary poetries—in search of what it means
to live in the complexity of today’s world.

Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall
Free admission

1:00 - 2:00
Unoriginal Genius: A Genealogy
With Reflections on the Poetics of Lyn Hejinian and Joan Retallack
(Lecture by Marjorie Perloff)

2:15 - 3:30
Poetry Readings by Joan Retallack (2:15-2:50) & Lyn Hejinian (2:55-3:30)

3:45 - 4:45
Panel Discussion: Marjorie Perloff, Joan Retallack, Lyn Hejinian
with a reception & book signing to follow

Sunday, February 10
7:30 pm

Spare Room presents

Hank Lazer & Laura Feldman

New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny
$5 suggested donation


timarmentrout said...

i hope you have the weekend off man. that will be an amazing set of discussions/ performances.

I was thinking about you at work the other day. i had a student that "plagiarized" some lines in a poem she was writing for my class, and the info got out faster than I could deal with it artistically, so now she has to give a presentation on her "dishonesty" to all of the students. I think it sucks really, given our collective background and interest in theft. She lifted some lines from some cheesy senior class slogan and incorporated it into her poem, but when the directors discovered that you could google the beginning lines and find what she used on numerous websites, the whole thing snowballed. Doesn't sit well with me...but her poem wasn't so great either. Still, the principle of the whole thing is bothersome, and the "punishment/ consequence" was not necessary. Next week I'll be teaching s afew subversive lessons on Burroughs and Jen Bervin. Ha!

waiting for wood said...

what's the slogan. I'd like to use it in a piece.

timarmentrout said...

peace pot tequila shot
god loves you stoned or not
speed weed birth control
we're the class you can't control
guys are pimpin girls are fine
we're the class of 2009

waiting for wood said...

fly speck
this is dreck
might well drop out
what the heck
girls are primpin
snort a line
we're the class of 2009