Poetry & Poetics

A Reading Group Held at the University of Pennsylvania

Month: October, 2014

Caroline Bergvall and Ana Božičević 

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We are delighted to present Caroline Bergvall and Ana Božičević for the third installment of Penn Poetry and Poetics. Caroline Bergvall’s cross-disciplinary work traces the historical imagination of early medieval poetry; Ana Božičević is a multimedia artist and poet whose works engage translation and reading practices. All students, scholars, and faculty are welcome.

Time: 7:30pm-9pm, Monday 3 November, 2014
Where: Grad Lounge 330, Fisher Bennett Hall (3rd floor)
Walnut and 34th Street

Penn Poetry and Poetics offers a series of casual, conversational events structured around the presentation of one or two poems and a short critical talk by each guest.

Caroline Bergvall is an international writer and artist of Norwegian and French origins based in London and Geneva. Works across artforms, media and languages. Projects alternate between books and printed matter, audio pieces, collaborative performances, installations. A strong exponent of writing and reading methods adapted to contemporary audiovisual and contextual situations, as well as multilingual identities. Her linguistic explorations and sparse spatial or audio works revisit literary models and expose difficult language-led historical/political events. Most recent project is the mixed media output Drift (Nightboat Books, NY, 2014).

Ana Božičević is a poet, translator and filmmaker. She wrote Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2009) and Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC 2013), which received the Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. For more, visit www.anabozicevic.com.

Josef Kaplan, Joey Yearous-Algozin, and Holly Melgard

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Please join us for another Penn Poetry and Poetics reading! We are delighted to present the talented trio Josef Kaplan, Joey Yearous-Algozin, and Holly Melgard.

7:30pm-9pm, Tuesday October 21, 2014
Where: Grad Lounge 330, Fisher Bennett Hall (3rd floor)
Walnut and 34th Street

Penn Poetry and Poetics offers a series of casual, conversational events structured around the presentation of one or two poems and a short critical talk by each guest.

Josef Kaplan, “A Brief Note on the Avant-Garde”
Josef Kaplan is the author of All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012 (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Kill List (Cars Are Real, 2013), and Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012). He lives in Queens.

Joey Yearous-Algozin, “Everybody’s Obituary.”
Joey Yearous-Algozin is the author of Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family (Bon Aire Projects), The Lazarus Project (TROLL THREAD) and Caller (ABC Books, forthcoming Fall 2015), among others. He is a member of the publishing collective TROLL THREAD. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Holly Melgard co-edits TROLL THREAD PRESS (trollthread.tumblr.com/) and P-Queue lit. journal (p-queue.org), co-curates the Segue Reading Series, dissertates at SUNY Buffalo’s Poetics Program, and is the author of Poems for Baby Trilogy: Vol. 1, 2, & 3 (TTP, 2011) and The Making of The Making of Americans (TTP, 2012).