Sunday, September 10, 2006

Pics from Mirakove/Good reading

An audience of at least 50 came out to Pyramid Atlantic last night. Adam read in a highly rhizomatic fashion, fusing semi- circularities in an ongoing "Score for Local Knowledge" comprised of graphic filtrations of readings he'd attended, statistically improbable phrases, & audience audients. Kaplan Harris demonstrated something of Adam's method in yet another inexplicably apt introduction.

Carol spent many years in DC & is always festively welcomed back. She read largely from her latest book Mediated, which as Mel pointed out in her intro, received an important award even before it was published. Here's a bit from something I wrote on her first book, Occupied:
Mirakove makes, somehow, of this our collective deeply tainted unconscious, an art that is singular-- a space which only she could have created. This space is one of tension, a tension in process, subject to it, turned by them, and untrusted forward-- what breaks through is, to repeat, singular, & sometimes, shattered. poetry.

Afterward we went to Majorca. Kaplan often goes there to grade papers & read Creeley letters. It was good to catch up with Chris Nealon who's off to Berlin for a week. Buck Downs was in bright circumstance as per usual-- news soon of his new Edge chapbook. Leslie Bumstead was in attendance, David Berrigan, Mary Seidel, Jeff Vogt, o so many others.

It was indeed quite pleasant.

Click on the title link to see Cathy's monkey, shiny Adam, leaving Majorca, etc.

A favorite line from Mediated: "Even Juicy Fruit has a blog."


Ryan W. said...


Ryan W. said...

I'm obviously not working today. Juicy Fruit canceled its blog... too bad. said...

Rod, you managed to capture the one possible angle that makes it look like I have any ass whatsoever. You are a genius with the camera, I say.