Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 11: The New Talkies

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #47:
The New Talkies

8:30pm / doors lock 9pm

John Beer
Daniel Borzutzky
Krista Franklin
Judith Goldman
Carla Harryman
Konrad Steiner

Neo-benshi guest curated by Konrad Steiner
co-presented with the Chicago Poetry Project
and funded in part by Poets & Writers

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois
suggested donation $4

logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

JOHN BEER is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. He lives in Chicago, where he writes about theater for Time Out.

DANIEL BORZUTZKY is the author of The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005). He is the translator of Raúl Zurita's Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010) and Jaime Luis Huenún's Port Trakl (Action Books, 2010). His work has been anthologized in, among others, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years (Fence Books); Seriously Funny (University of Georgia Press, 2010); and Malditos Latinos Malditos Sudacas: Poesia Iberoamericana Made in USA (El billar de Lucrecia, 2010). Journal publications include Fence, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions, Chicago Review, TriQuarterly, and many others. Chapbooks include Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull, 2007) and One Size Fits All (Scantily Class Press, 2009). He is a contributing editor to Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas. He lives in Chicago.

KRISTA FRANKLIN is a poet and visual artist from Dayton, OH who lives and works in Chicago. Her poetry and mixed medium collages have been published in lifestyle and literary journals such as Coon Bidness, Copper Nickel, RATTLE, Indiana Review, Ecotone, Clam and Callaloo, and in the anthologies Encyclopedia Vol. II, F-K and Gathering Ground. Her visual art has been featured on the covers of award-winning books, and exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Franklin is a Cave Canem Fellow, and a co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars.

JUDITH GOLDMAN is the author of Vocoder (Roof 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books 2006), "the dispossessions" (atticus/finch 2009), and l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya 2011). She co-edited the annual journal War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino from 2005-2009 and currently edits a feature on contemporary innovative poetry for the e-journal Postmodern Culture. She is a Harper Schmidt Fellow and collegiate assistant professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the arts humanities core and in creative writing. In fall 2011, she will be the Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at University of California, Berkeley.

CARLA HARRYMAN is the author of fifteen books of poetry, plays, and prose. Her most recent works include a collection of conceptual and experimental essays Adorno’s Noise (Essay Press, 2008), the book length poem Open Box (Belladonna 2007), and a sequence of essays in The Grand Piano, a multi-authored serial work that locates its project in the San Francisco Bay Area writing scene between 1975-1980. The Wide Road, a novella in poetry and prose co-authored with Lyn Hejinian was just released from Belladonna Press. Recent performance works have emphasized polyvocal text, bilingualism, choral speaking voices, and music improvisation. She is co-editor of Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker (Verso, 2006) and she is the special issue editor of “Non/Narrative” for the Journal of Narrative Theory (forthcoming, 2011). She serves on the creative writing faculty of the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University and the MFA faculty of the Milton Avery School of the Arts.

KONRAD STEINER, filmmaker and independent curator, studied film at SAIC and Linguistics at Stanford University. Since 2003 he has produced events of live cinema collaborating with musicians and writers, as well as making single channel video and film.

RED ROVER SERIES is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

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