Caleb Beckwith, “poems from the court: basketball and poetic value” + Tom Trudgeon, “catalogue, interesting text, practice of the inside of things”
Poetry & Poetics continues its series of intensive set of events in the spring of 2014. Please join us on Tuesday, April 1st, at 7:30 PM for the second event of the semester. 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.
After our inaugural coup with the New York duo Zultanski & Hamilton, Poetry & Poetics is thrilled to return with Caleb Beckwith & Tom Trudgeon, two core actors in the Philadelphia poetry scene, both working at Temple University, both with their fingers firmly on the pulse of contemporary poetry and poetics. Find out what your Northern colleagues are working on, discover new poems and critical writing by two exceptional poets-conversants-critics working in the neighborhood. Caleb and Tom have both opted to fuse critical and poetic presentation. The phenomenal title to Trudgeon’s work is: “catalogue, interesting text, practice of the inside of things.” Tom will be reading from and discussing his thesis work “catalogue”, which deals with issues regarding textual remediation, materiality, archivization, and objecthood. On a different key, Caleb will be presenting a series of writings entitled “poems from the court: basketball and poetic value.” This will entail readings from a series of recent projects. The pairings will seek to illustrate the recent trajectory of Caleb’s work: from app-based mapping projects to “original” aphorisms. This event is not to be missed!
Tom Trudgeon is a poet and curator from Los Angeles. He is co-editor of Basic Editions, a small arts and poetics magazine run out of
Philadelphia and Brooklyn. He is currently an MFA candidate at Temple University where he also teaches. http://www.tomtrudgeon.com/
Caleb Beckwith is a poet and editor living in Philadelphia, where he studies poetics at Temple University. He is a Senior Editor at the Conversant interview journal and also curates The Volta’s 365 Reviews project, which tries—and fails—to review a book a day for the entire 2014 calendar year.