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.
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.
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).