Sunday, January 31, 2010

Open Letter re: Lisa Robertson

Open Letter is seeking submissions for a special issue dedicated to the work of Lisa Robertson. One of Canada’s most innovative and challenging writers, Robertson’s work reveals a persistent interest in the relationships among epistemology, civic space, gender, language and the visual. Her poetic engagements with thinkers ranging from Virgil and Lucretius to William Wordsworth and Emily Montague, as well as her work in and against forms such as the epic, the pastoral, the essay and the manifesto reflect her ongoing interest in literary and philosophical history and the pleasures and politics of form. This issue invites writers and critics to engage with any aspect of Robertson’s work. Possible topics might include (but are certainly not limited to) Robertson’s work and: Space, architecture, and/or geographies, Feminist poetics, Kootenay School of Writing, Genre (poetry, prose, essay, manifesto), Form, Classical texts, Philosophy, The archive, Visual art, The epic, The pastoral, Language poetry.

Please send your submissions by email to Heather Milne by June 1, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

UPCOMING at the Kootenay School of Writing

February 22 - Gregory Betts - reading
February 25 - Sina Queyras, Lydia Kwa, Emily Fedoruk - reading
February 28 - Michael Barnholden - talk - tentative date
March 5 and 6 - Jeff Derksen - reading and seminar
March 19 and 20 - Rachel Zolf - reading and seminar
March 26 - Camille Martin and Ray Hsu - reading
April 3 - launch party for the new issue of W - tentative date
May 7 and 8 - Chris Nealon - reading and panel discussion

for details visit :

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kaplan Harris on MLA Offsite at Lemon Hound
1/26, 10 PM - extremely sharp

Adam Roberts, the poet
Kyle McCarthy, the proser

The Mill Restaurant
120 E. Burlington Street,
Iowa City, IA.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

An interview with Katy Lederer

The Honey War

the great psychic arc,
the syllabus.

the south fork

New Reznikoff '75, Ashbery '51, and Duncan Poemtalk at PennSound

John Ashbery @ Georgetown 2/2


The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice presents

a reading and seminar by


@ Georgetown University
Seminar, 5:30 p.m. in ICC 462
Reading at 8:00 p.m. Copley Formal Lounge

Lisa Robertson at Johns Hopkins Thurs 2/11


Spring 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lisa Robertson

Clipper Room, 2nd Floor Shriver Hall, JHU campus


Lisa Robertson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Weather, Debbie: An Epic, and most recently, The Men, along with numerous reviews of poetry, art, and architecture, which have been published widely. Rousseau's Boat, one of her twelve chapbooks, was recently awarded the BP Nichol Chapbook Award. Originally from Canada, Robertson was a member of The Kootenay School of Writing and Artspeak Gallery.

Directions to the locations on the Homewood campus of JHU can be found here:

For further in formation, contact Chris Nealon: nealon jhu dot edu

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

David Franks


Monday, January 11, 2010

Mason & Yankelevich @ DCAC Sunday 1/17 3 pm


@ District of Columbia Arts Center
3:00PM, January 17, 2010



Please join the In Your Ear Reading Series for a reading by Chris Mason and Matvei Yankelevich at 3PM on Sunday, January 17.

Chris Mason is a member of The Tinklers and Old Songs (a folk group who translate archaic Greek poems and put them to music). In the 70's, he was part of the performance group, CoAccident, and Doug Lang's Folio Books poetry workshop. His books include Poems of a Doggy (pod books, 1977), Click Poems (shabby editions, 1982), Hiccups (Carriage House, 2008), The Elements (by The Tinklers, Shattered Wig, 2009).

Matvei Yankelevich's first book *Boris by the Sea* is just out from Octopus Books. He's also published several chapbooks including *The Present Work* (Palm Press). His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Open City, Tantalum, Typo, Zen Monster, and other little magazines. His translations from Russian have cropped up in Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and The New Yorker and in some anthologies including *OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism* (Northwestern) and *Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky* (FSG). His translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in *Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms* (Ardis/Overlook) and received praise from the TLS, The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He recently edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe (No. 8, Fall 2009). In NYC, he teaches at Hunter College and Columbia University School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn where he edits and designs books for Ugly Duckling Presse.

Admission is $5.00.

District of Columbia Arts Center is located at 2438 18th Street NW in Adams
Morgan, Washington, DC, between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro
stations. For directions, see the DCAC web site at

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Tuesday, January 5th, 7:30 PM





Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo. He has published a batch of books of poetry including All My Eggs are Broken (BlazVox, 2007), Of
Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad, 2007) and Welcome to the Alphabet (Red Fox,2007). His poems, visual opems,
sound works, essays, reviews and such have appeared in magazines from Poetry and the Village Voice to
fhole and the Wormwood Review. He regularly performs with his ensemble, BuffFluxus, wherever
art administrators will allow. Don't miss him, he's 59, and his bags are packed.

L.A. Howe is a writer, artist, and editor who lives and works in Cincinnati.
She is the author of the chapbook, ENTROPIC EASTER (Little Scratchpad Books),
which is now out of print. She is a co-founder of Slack Buddha Press,
co-editing Slack Buddha’s La Perruque series of chapbooks, which publishes the
work of contemporary practitioners from the U.S. and the U.K., including poetry,
prose, performance texts, and verbo-visual works. Also a bookbinder, Howe
crafts artist’s and writer’s journals to sell at bookfairs and online.

William R. Howe is a poet, book artist, publisher, editor, performance artist,
and visual artist. He is a visiting assistant professor at Miami University of
Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio. His work has appeared in Plantarchy, Mirage
#4/Period(ical), FerrumWheel, The Gig, and others. His most recent book is
translanations one from BlazeVox [books] (2009). He runs the Putituporbroadside
series, and he and his wife, L.A. Howe, edit Slack Buddha Press. His second
full-length collection Kid Stippler & the Sty-elf is forthcoming (SlackBuddha)
Spring/Winter (10). His third collection Sixes & Eights will appear with white
print inc ( ‘10).

2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

ph 202 965 5200

Bridge Street Books is located in Georgetown next to the Four Seasons Hotel,
five blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop it.

Friday, January 01, 2010

A celebration & reading for The Narrow House

publication of the i.e. reader-

Saturday, Jan. 2nd, 2010
8 p.m. @ LOF/t
120 W. North Ave., Baltimore

Justin Sirois, Lauren Bender & Jamie Gaughran-Perez