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May 14, 2010

posted by Caroline Picard

CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING

Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and
nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the
Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of
Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD
package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the
academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues in
poetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This
inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet
get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in and
outside of writing?

Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This month’s talk will feature Jenny Boully
on Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30pm.

Jenny Boully is the author of the forthcoming not merely because of
the unknown that was stalking towards them (Tarpaulin Sky Press), The
Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande), [one love affair]*
(Tarpaulin Sky Books), and The Body: An Essay (Essay Press).  Her work
has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American
Poetry, Language for a New Century, and Great American Prose Poems.
Her work has been published in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Fourth
Genre, Columbia, Verse, Seneca Review, Conduit, and other places.  She
is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York and holds previous graduate degrees in creative
writing from the University of Notre Dame and Hollins University.  She
teaches in the Nonfiction and Poetry programs at Columbia College
Chicago.

Upcoming:

6/15 Brenda Cardenas

posted by caroline picard

On Saturday, May 1st 2010 The Green Lantern will host a book release, celebrating three new titles from The Green Lantern Press: Devin Kings long poem CLOPS, a new translation of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell* by Nick Sarno and The Concrete of Tight Places, an unusual guidebook by Justin Andrews that provides a“halucinatory tour of the world.” To commemorate this release, you are cordially invited to readings by Devin King and John Beer (Canarium Books, The Wasteland and Other Poems) at 7pm at the former Green Lantern Gallery space, 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., second floor, Chicago IL 60622.

During this event, all Green Lantern Press books will be available at a $5 discount.

*Proceeds from A Season In Hell will go to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital

—about the readers—


As per CLOPS. : Using lyrical language, repetition and abstraction, King retells the Odyssey representing the original characters as surface icons who move in and out of the first person. Implicating the reader in the action of war, King reforms the epic. Printed in an edition of 250 with color plates by artist Brian McNearneyDevin King lives and works in Chicago.

John Beer’s first book, The Waste Land and Other Poems, was published by Canarium Books in April 2010.  His work has appeared in Verse, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Crowd, and elsewhere.

Other Forthcoming Events at 1511 N Milwaukee (whilst we keep looking for The New Space which will one day (fingers crossed) happen):

Friday April 23rd8pm

As part of the Robert Duncan Symposium, The Green Lantern hosts a reading organized by The Chicago Poetry Project featuring Stephen Collis, Joseph Donahue, Siobhán Scarry and Brian Teare

Tuesday May 4th 7pm

The Parlor, a monthly reading series and podcast, is pleased to have Rob Elder come and read excerpts from his forthcoming book, Last Words of The Executed, (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

May 18th 7:30 pm

Jenny Boully will read as part of The Chicago Poetry Project’s on-going series.

June 15th 7:30pm

Brenda Cardenas will read as part of The Chicago Poetry Project’s on-going             series.

for more information regarding any of these events please contact Caroline Picard at lantern.g@gmail.com.

CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING

Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the
Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD
package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues in
poetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet
get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in and outside of writing?

Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.

April’s talk, “The Spasmodic Gothic,” will feature Johannes Göransson
on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30pm.

Johannes Göransson is the author of Pilot (“Johann the Carousel Horse”), Dear Ra and A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, as well as
the translator of several volumes from Swedish, including  With Deer by Aase Berg and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson. Together with
Joyelle McSweeney he publishes Action Books. He is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the U of Notre Dame. His
blog is exoskeleton-johannes.blogspot.com.

Upcoming:

5/18 Jenny Boully
6/15 Brenda Cardenas

CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING

Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues in poetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in and outside of writing?

Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.

March’s talk, “Epitaph, deixis and inscription in a few poems,” will feature Judith Goldman on Tuesday, Mar. 16, at 7:30pm.

From the speaker:
Feel free to bring examples of poems that are inscriptions (like Wordsworth’s “Inscriptions Written with a Slate Pencil upon Stone”)–including any of your own!
Feel free also to bring examples of paintings that contain text (not paintings that are primarily text, but paintings that are primarily figural/representational and contain text).   I’d love to see any of these beforehand, my email is: <jgoldman@uchicago.edu>.

Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof Books 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books 2006), and a chapbook, “The Dispossessions” (Atticus/Finch 2009).  l.b.; or, catenaries will be out from Krupskaya in late 2010.  She coedited the annual anthology War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino (#4 appeared in June 2009).  She teaches as a professor/Harper Schmidt Fellow in the arts humanities core and the creative writing department at the University of Chicago.

Upcoming:

4/20 Johannes Goransson
5/18 Jenny Boully
6/15 Brenda Cardenas

posted by caroline picard

The Chicago Poetry Project, the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago Writing Program, and the University of
Chicago Committee on Creative Writing present

an evening with poet/translator/scholar

PIERRE JORIS

Friday, January 29
5:30 pm sharp
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
5th floor of the Sharpe Building, 37. S. Wabash
Chicago, IL

PIERRE JORIS has moved between the US, Great Britain, North
Africa, France & Luxembourg for some forty years now. He has
published over 40 books of poetry, essays and translations. In
2007 & 2008 he published Aljibar and  Aljibar II (poems, a
bilingual edition with French translation by Eric Sarner,
Editions PHI, Luxembourg). Justifying the Margins: Essays
1990-2006 came out in 2009 from SALT in the UK. His 2007
publications are the CD Routes, not Roots (with Munir Beken,
oud; Mike Bisio, bass; Ben Chadabe, percussion; & Mitch Elrod,
guitar) issued by Ta¹wil Productions  and Meditations on the
Stations of Mansour Al-Hallaj 1-21 (Anchorite Press, Albany).
Other translations include Paul Celan: Selections (University
of California Press) and 4×1: Work by Tristan Tzara, Rainer
Maria Rilke, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib Tengour translated by
Pierre Joris from Inconundrum Press. With Jerome Rothenberg he
edited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 & 2: The University of
California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry. Green Integer
published 3 volumes of his Paul Celan translations:
Breathturn, Threadsuns and Light-duress (which received the
2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award). He lives in Bay Ridge,
Brooklyn with his wife, the performance artist Nicole
Peyrafitte & teaches poetry & poetics at the State University
of New York, Albany. You can find more information and
writings at his website, http://pierrejoris.com/ .

CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING

Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues in poetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in and outside of writing?

Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The initial talk will feature Karl Gartung, on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:30pm.

For close to thirty-one years, Karl Gartung has served Woodland Pattern Book Center (and before that, Boox, Inc.) as a guiding force. He is a reader and writer with deep ethical commitment, vision, and a particular enthusiasm for poetry and visual work in outside traditions. His own work is grounded in the poetics of William Carlos Williams’ Paterson and in it one hears echoes of Lorine Niedecker’s deft and lightly punning musicality. His writing was charged, changed irretrievably by Paul Metcalf, Dick Higgins, Karl Young and Jerome Rothenberg. Karl’s work has appeared in 26, Five Fingers Review, Convergence, Croton Bug, Convoy Dispatch, and was featured along with Karl Young and Morgan Gibson in a special issue of Gam: Roots of Experimental Writing in Milwaukee. Karl is artistic director at Woodland Pattern and works at United Parcel Service as a truck driver, union steward and activist.