Friday, September 26, 2003

Bhanu & Bob, Olde City & You  

October 4

1884- First issue of anarchist paper, The Alarm
1967- Radical American songwriter Woody Guthrie dies, New York City

Saturday October 4, 2003 at 7:00
Jena Osman presents:
Bhanu Kapil Rider and Bob Perelman
La Tazza, 108 Chestnut St.

Bhanu Kapil Rider's publications are a book of poetry, The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey St. Press), and a chapbook of prose, Autobiography of a Cyborg (Leroy Press), forthcoming as a full-length book from Leon Works. She has recently completed a novel, The Wolfgirls of Midnapure. She lives in Colorado, where she teaches writing workshops at Naropa University and maintains a massage therapy practice.

Bob Perelman is the author of ten books of poems, most recently Ten to One: Selected Poems (Wesleyan). His other books of poems include Virtual Reality, Captive Audience (The Figures, 1988), Face Value (Roof Books, 1987), The First World (The Figures, 1986), and a.k.a (The Figures, 1984). He has written two critical studies, The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History (Princeton University Press, 1996) and The Trouble with Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein and Zukofsky (University of California Press, 1994). He teaches in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reading Report:

The new season kicked off with Baltimore’s Chris Toll reading passages from his flying saucer bible. He unleashed the mike & continued with his measured intensity, like hate reads a newspaper. He held the room hostage. Poetry was a raygun in the hand of a Bigfoot. Kim Soli made interpretive balloon animals while Chris read his poems.

Deborah Richards delivered a collaborative performance with Kamili Feelings & Alicia Askenase, set in the B&W film era. Her middle piece was a kind creation myth- of the Republic of Congo. They performed the title piece of Deborah’s new book, Last One Out from back to front. It was a kind of rewind that exposed the process of the piece set in process.

Nicole & I joined Fran Ryan at Sarah Katz’s 30th birthday party in Fishtown, where N chatted w/ old filmmaker friends & I argued w/ a guy defending his father’s gripe against the Mural Arts Program. We retired to Dirty Frank’s & met Hassen & CA in the doorway, straight from the airport.


SEPTEMBER 25-28: Join coordinated actions vs. War and Occupation Everywhere on the 3rd Anniversary of 2nd Palestinian Intifada.

New York: DATE: Sunday, September 28
EVENT: Gather at Columbus Circle at 1pm and for a mass march down Broadway, toward Times Square. CONTACT: nyc@internationalanswer.org or 212-633-6646

New Jersey: DATE: Friday, September 26
EVENT: Paterson New Jersey Independents- Gather at 5pm on the Corner of Main and Pacific, Rally in support of freedom for Palestine and INS detainees.
CONTACT: patersonrally@internationalanswer.org or 201-487-3748

Readings Elsewhere:

Wednesday October 8- 8pm
Carol Mirakove & Greg Fuchs will read at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church
131 E. 10th Street
@ 2nd Avenue

See you next Saturday.

Frank Sherlock

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