The Elements of Poetry

Lovely lazy Sunday morning, warm, slightly humid & possibly the first one of the summer will need the hum of the a.c. Meanwhile thinking about poetry & poetics — & by chance (though that’s the wrong word) come across this little poem by Robert Kelly, from his book The Time of Voice: THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY It should be formal as water is, obedient to every contour of what is yet … Read more The Elements of Poetry

Nicole Peyrafitte @ Robert Kelly Celebrations

Here is Nicole Peyrafitte‘s performance at the Film Anthology Archives  in NYC on May 7, 2011, as part of “Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly: Celebrating His 75th Birthday & His 50 Years Teaching at Bard College,” sponsored by The Brooklyn Rail, presented by Jonas Mekas and hosted by Phong Bui. You can find a batch of performances form that day on Opie & Anthony’s Uncensored … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte @ Robert Kelly Celebrations

Robert Kelly’s Homage for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80

Unable to be present in person for the celebratory gathering for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80 at the Graduate Center last Friday, Robert Kelly sent the following homage, which I read as part of the introduction to Jerome Rothenberg’s reading (the other part being David Antin’s homage, read by Charles Bernstein & published here). “I wish I could be there now to thank and praise and celebrate—bless you all for doing it for me.  But … Read more Robert Kelly’s Homage for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80

Nicole Peyrafitte performs Robert Kelly

 Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly 17—Nicole Peyrafitte   PART 17—Nicole Peyrafitte: “Songs” from the day-long event at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC on May 7, 2011, as part of “Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly: Celebrating His 75th Birthday & His 50 Years Teaching at Bard College,” sponsored by The Brooklyn Rail, presented by Jonas Mekas and hosted by Phong Bui. … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte performs Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Celebratory Reading @ Bard

Robert Kelly Celebrating 50 Years as Bard’s Bard   A reading by Robert Kelly, Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and a luminous presence at Bard College since 1961   with special guests Robin Freund-Epstein, piano and Shawn Moore ’11, violin.   Thursday, April 21st 7:00 p.m. Olin Hall   A reception in Olin Atrium follows the reading Free and open to the public *** Also check out the … Read more Robert Kelly Celebratory Reading @ Bard

Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly

Logic of the World CELEBRATING ROBERT KELLY’S 75TH BIRTHDAY & HIS 50 YEARS TEACHING AT BARD COLLEGE SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011 FROM 10 AM – 5 PM ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES MAYA DEREN ROOM, 32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY TALKS, READINGS, AND PERFORMANCES BY: Vyt Bakaitis | Phong Bui | Mary Caponegro | Carey Harrison | Michael Ives | Pierre Joris | Jonas Mekas | Tom Meyer | Nicole … Read more Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly