Poetry & Poetics

A Reading Group Held at the University of Pennsylvania

Month: May, 2013

J. Gordon Faylor, “Departure Capita Mortua”

by DSS

Invitation

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21st, at 7:30 PM for the celebratory conclusion to this Poetry & Poetics season. 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

Though the academic calendar as exhausted itself, Poetry & Poetics is thrilled to announce our final event of the year featuring our own J. Gordon Faylor in a second-to-last performance in Philadelphia (see also: PHP) before his departure to the Bay Area. Scripting a new site-specific work for this event, Gordon will present Departure Capita Mortua,” a multi-faceted poetic engagement with enclosure via divestment. This enclosure deploys the room itself in a conversation that features Trisha Low, Diego Rivera, “autoregressive appropriation,” “decisional stand-up,” and “texts posed as transpositional fictive ordinances against which the venue plays partition.” Needless to say, this is an event that is not to be missed. Help send Gordon off in style with  a lively conversation about poetry, poetics, and their relations. Please see the Format section for further notes on the program.

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Bio

J. Gordon Faylor is the editor of Gauss PDF and the author of Docking, Rust Archon (bas-books, 2012). He currently lives in Philadelphia. See works online via Troll Thread, on Jacket2, at Title Magazine, through Lulu, across Lateral Addition, & in many other locations on the internet.

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from Green Walls 119

from Green Walls 119

Jena Osman, “Popular Science” + “Exit Survey”

by DSS

Invitation

Please join us on Monday, May 6th, at 7:30 PM for the penultimate edition of this Poetry & Poetics season. 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

As the academic year is winding down, Poetry & Poetics is amping up for what promises to be a most fascinating event with Jena Osman this coming Monday. Interweaving a reading of her poem “Popular Science” with a lecture that reflects on her experience with the editorial procedures of Triple Canopy, Osman brings a renewed attention to the processes of negotiation and modulation that characterize the performance of publication. Nested within an exploration of phrenology, neuroscience, and Whitman, in “Exit Survey,” Osman considers the work of translation between page and screen, staged as a struggle between authorial vision and the editorial demands of a medial platform. After this 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.

"Popular Science" on Triple Canopy

“Popular Science” on Triple Canopy

Bio

Jena Osman‘s latest books of poetry are Public Figures and The Network. Her poem on Whitman, phrenology and neuroscience, “Popular Science,” was published this year in Triple Canopy. She’s a professor in the English Department at Temple University.

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From Chain 1 (1994), Editorial Frameworks

Following the “Editorial Forum” from Chain 1 (1994)