Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

 This is the second part of a performance Allen Fisher gave on Sunday April 22nd at Café Oto Project Space in Dalston, London (two fascinating spaces, in fact: check out a Guardian piece from 2012 on Café Oto here). I had tried to live-video the first part on FaceBook, but had to stop as the connection kept breaking down. (There are some 2 minutes available on my FB … Read more Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

Yto Barrada review: Seismic shifts in Morocco are felt powerfully at the Barbican

Here, the opening of the first review for Yto Barrada’s Agadir installation (see previous post for details): Matthew Collins writes in the Go London section of the Evening Standard: Conceptual art’s present day fall-out discipline, installationism, can often seem like avant-garde stunts plus geography lessons. As with anything that has become a routine there can be trouble propping the eyelids up. But Yto Barrada, the celebrated 46-year-old Moroccan artist … Read more Yto Barrada review: Seismic shifts in Morocco are felt powerfully at the Barbican

Charles Bernstein: Outside of Tune, Inside of Time

Charles Bernstein’s response / closing talk at the Outside-in / Inside-out conference in Glasgow this past October. Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited by Jerome Rothenberg & John Bloomberg-Rissman, this festival and symposium opened up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is … Read more Charles Bernstein: Outside of Tune, Inside of Time

Jerome Rothenberg’s “Outside-in / Inside-out” Poetry Reading

Jerome Rothenberg’s closing poetry reading at the Outside-in / Inside-out conference in Glasgow this past October. Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited by Jerome Rothenberg & John Bloomberg-Rissman, this festival and symposium opened up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is there … Read more Jerome Rothenberg’s “Outside-in / Inside-out” Poetry Reading

Nicole’s Chantilly Communion

Was unable to actually download & embed the little video by Françoise Lonquety from FB, but click on the still image above & you’ll get there. The lucky person getting communion above is Cyrille Commène, author of Zola, rêve sans nom. Happy Birth-day, Nicole!  

Celan, Peyrafitte, Howe, Meyer.

With the serialization of The Malady of Islam taking up all weekdays (& will do for another couple of weeks), I’ll use Saturday’s post to list other items/events of interest. 1) A Review of Breathturn into Timestead in The Arts Fuse: Fuse Poetry Review: “Breathturn into Timestead” — A Magnificent Guide to the Enigmatic Poetry of Paul Celan Feb 25 2015  Once you have wrestled with Paul Celan, not against but … Read more Celan, Peyrafitte, Howe, Meyer.