Dawn Lundy Martin: April 20, 2016

In Reading Alerts on April 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm


An Evening with Dawn Lundy Martin

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
L150 Elvehjem Building (800 University Ave, Madison)
Free and open to the public

Please join us for the final Felix reading of this season! No RSVP required, but a Facebook event is available here if you would like to use it to save the date and/or invite your friends.

Dawn Lundy Martin is the author of three books of poetry, and three chapbooks. Of her latest collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015), Fred Moten says, “Imagine Holiday singing a blind alley, or Brooks pricing hardpack dandelion, and then we’re seized and thrown into the festival of detonation we hope we’ve been waiting for.” Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Martin is a member of the three-person performance group, The Black Took Collective. She is also a member of the global artist collective, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, the group that withdrew its work from the 2014 Whitney Biennial to protest the museum’s biased curatorial practices. Martin is currently working on a hybrid memoir, a tiny bit of which appears in “The Long Road to Angela Davis’s Library,” published in The New Yorker in December 2014.

Brian Kim Stefans: April 8, 2016

In Reading Alerts on March 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm


An Evening with Brian Kim Stefans 

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative (426 W Gilman St, Madison)
Free and open to the public

Brian Kim Stefans is a digital and procedural poet and Assistant Professor of English at UCLA. He is the author of many books, including “Viva Miscegenation”: New Writing (MakeNow Books, 2013), Kluge: A Meditation and other works (Roof Books, 2007), What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Heretical Texts, 2006), Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos Books, 2000), Gulf (Object Editions, 1998), and Free Space Comix (Roof, 1998). Along with several chapbooks of poetry, his other books include Before Starting Over: Selected Interviews and Essays 1994-2005 (Salt Publishing, 2006) and Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (Atelos, 2003), which includes experimental essays on the role of algorithm in poetry and culture. Brian Kim Stefans also runs the prescient and popular poetics website http://www.arras.net/, which has been active since 1998.

Bruce Andrews: March 3, 2016

In Reading Alerts on February 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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Bruce Andrews: Poetry as Praxis

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 pm
Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St), Room 302
Free and open to the public

Bruce Andrews is a New York City-based poet, performance writer, literary theorist & recently retired left-wing political science professor. As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs and live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances. From 1978 to 1981, Andrews, along with poet and scholar Charles Bernstein, edited the magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, which galvanized a new and politically engaged literary avant-garde that would become known as “Language poetry.” Although Language poetry transformed the landscape of American poetry, Andrews’ work has never been limited by disciplinary boundaries. His work as a sound designer, music director, multimedia writer, theorist, and political scientist are all integrated into a continued interrogation of the connections between art, politics, and social life. The most recent of his dozen or so books is You Can’t Have Everything… Where Would You Put It! from Veer Books in London.


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