Please join us on Wednesday, April 17th, at 7:30 PM for a local edition of Poetry & Poetics. 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.
Publisher, Podcaster, Principal Hand Presenter, Poet: this Wednesday the incomparable Steve McLaughlin joins us for an evening of Poetry & Poetics. Steve will be presenting a new lecture entitled “Cipherfunk: Opacity’s Apotheoses.” Exploring the ciphering of writing, the lecture examines not ‘code poetry,’ but poetry as encoding mechanism. Within the lecture, Steve will also present some creative encoding in a new work entitled “Power Grab.” Following this presentation, we’ll have the pleasure of hearing a new poem entitled “Puniverse” (pun as in pun, not puny). 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
Stephen McLaughlin hosts the podcast Into the Field for Jacket2.org and curates PennSound Radio, a 24-hour stream of poetry readings and conversations. He lives in Philadelphia, where he runs the monthly reading series Principal Hand Presents.
Internet presence: Noisy Channel Coding ; Tumblr ; Twitter ; Flickr ; Facebook ; Google+ ; Attention Span 2012 ; Infinite Unexplored Domain of Poetic Values by Easter Halloween ; My John Anderson ; Sheaf Magazine ; Run for Your Life ; Issue 1.