Poetry & Poetics

A Reading Group Held at the University of Pennsylvania

Month: October, 2012

John Paetsch, “anonymous ascesis”

by DSS

Invitation

Please join us on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:30 PM for the second Poetry & Poetics event of 2012. The event is free and open to the public. We’ll be meeting at Fisher Bennett Hall (3400 Walnut Street) in the Grad Lounge (Room 330). Strong drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract

John Paetsch will be delivering an uninterrupted reading-&-lecture entitled “anonymous ascesis” for this edition of Poetry & Poetics. John will be presenting a new work of poetry in conjunction with “a short oratory” on J. Gordon Faylor’s Docking, Rust Archon (Bas Books, 2012) and the Taku Unami/Takahiro Kawaguchi album Teatro Assente (Reviews: Horne, Faylor). In both of these works, he will be working through aspects of “automation” within aesthetic systems, with special reference to strategies of anomalous and indeterminative excess. After the reading/lecture, we’ll have a lively conversation about poetry, poetics, and their relations. Please see the Format section for further notes on the program.

from Crista's Severence Package (2011)
from Crista’s Severence Package (2011)

Bio / Link Set

John Paetsch is a poet living in Philadelphia. Three recent works appear as part of J. Gordon Faylor’s Gauss PDF publication series at the following links: annotated don cha (2010), //only after she mirrored flipt/scripts back into amazing secrets channel did the whole fucking thing become mine// (2011), and Crista’s Severance Package xxx (2011, +supplement). Also available, in print, is his excellent Hex Nihilo (Bas Books, 2012). Recordings may be found at PennSound (+PS Radio), Jupiter88, and as part of the Blanket Poetics Series (which is currently organized by John). Recent critical works may be found through the St. Claire at ICA and on Jacket2 (on Waldrop and Rasula).

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from Crista's Severence Package (2011)

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Craig Dworkin, “Crystal Text” & No Medium

by DSS

Invitation

Please join us on Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:30 PM for the inaugural Poetry & Poetics event of 2012. The event is free and open to the public. We’ll be meeting at Fisher Bennett Hall (3400 Walnut Street) in the Grad Lounge (Room 330). Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new year with a reading and lecture by Craig Dworkin. Craig will be debuting a new poem entitled “Crystal Text” alongside a short excerpt from his forthcoming MIT Press book No Medium. After his reading, we’ll have a lively conversation about poetry, poetics, and their relations. Please see the Format section for further notes on our current program.

from Parse (2008)

from Parse (2008)

Bio

Craig Dworkin is a poet, critic, editor, and professor at the University of Utah. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Motes (2011), The Perverse Library (2010), Parse (2008), Strand (2004), and Dure (2004). He has edited five volumes, including Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (2011) with Kenneth Goldsmith, The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound (2009) with Marjorie Perloff, and The Consequence of Innovation: 21st Century Poetics (2008); he is also the author of a critical study, Reading the Illegible (2003), and has published articles in such diverse journals as October, Grey Room, Contemporary Literature, and College English. He runs Eclipse, an online archive of radical small-press writing from the last quarter century.

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