THIS WEEKEND AT PAGE POETRY PARLOR: Lee Ann Brown & Amy Hollowell (Sat 730pm); Jerome Rothenburg (Sunday 3pm)

This Saturday Night May 16th at 730pm, Page Poetry Parlor celebrates two new books  HERE WE ARE by Amy Hollowell + OTHER ARCHER by Lee Ann Brown  published by the Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre in 2015 in the new "To / Jusqua" series, edited by Christophe Lamiot Enos. Each volume issued in English, as well as a separate French edition in translation.  Please RSVP here and See TornPage.org to sign up for email notifications. AMY HOLLOWELL is a French-American poet, journalist and translator who has lived in Paris since 1982. Her recent works include Here We Are (Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), Giacomettrics (corrupt press, 2013) and Peneloping (corrupt press, 2012). She has been on the staff of the International Herald Tribune since 1983, and has contributed as a journalist to various publications in Europe and the United States, including the American Buddhist magazines Tricycle and Shambala Sun. In addition, she is a lineage holder and Zen teacher in the White Plum Zen Buddhist organization, and in 2004 she founded the Wild Flower Zen group in Paris, which she continues to lead in France and Portugal.  +  LEE ANN BROWN was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Brown University, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is the author of In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein. 25 years ago, Brown founded Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to publishing experimental women’s poetry. She has taught at Brown University, Naropa University, Bard College, and The New School, among others. She currently teaches at St. John’s University and curates the Page Poetry Parlor at Torn Page.

This Saturday Night May 16th at 730pm, Page Poetry Parlor celebrates two new books 

HERE WE ARE by Amy Hollowell + OTHER ARCHER by Lee Ann Brown 

published by the Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre in 2015 in the new "To / Jusqua" series, edited by Christophe Lamiot Enos. Each volume issued in English, as well as a separate French edition in translation. 

Please RSVP here and See TornPage.org to sign up for email notifications.


AMY HOLLOWELL is a French-American poet, journalist and translator who has lived in Paris since 1982. Her recent works include Here We Are (Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), Giacomettrics (corrupt press, 2013) and Peneloping (corrupt press, 2012). She has been on the staff of the International Herald Tribune since 1983, and has contributed as a journalist to various publications in Europe and the United States, including the American Buddhist magazines Tricycle and Shambala Sun. In addition, she is a lineage holder and Zen teacher in the White Plum Zen Buddhist organization, and in 2004 she founded the Wild Flower Zen group in Paris, which she continues to lead in France and Portugal. 


LEE ANN BROWN was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Brown University, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is the author of In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein. 25 years ago, Brown founded Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to publishing experimental women’s poetry. She has taught at Brown University, Naropa University, Bard College, and The New School, among others. She currently teaches at St. John’s University and curates the Page Poetry Parlor at Torn Page.

This Sunday May 17th at 3pm, join us for a reading & party for Jerome Rothenberg's Barbaric Vast & Wild (Poems for the Millennium, volume 5).  Barbaric Vast & Wild is a continuation and a possible culmination of the project that began with Jerome Rothenberg's Technicians of the Sacred in 1968 and led to the first four volumes of Poems for the Millennium in the 1990s and 2000s. In this new and equally groundbreaking volume, Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman have assembled a wide-ranging gathering of poems and related language works, whose outside/outsider and subterranean/subversive positions challenge some of the boundaries to where poetry has been or may be practiced, as well as the form and substance of the poetry itself. It also extends the time frame of the preceding volumes in Poems for the Millennium, hoping to show that, in all places and times, what the dominant culture has taken as poetry has only been part of the story.

This Sunday May 17th at 3pm, join us for a reading & party for Jerome Rothenberg's Barbaric Vast & Wild (Poems for the Millennium, volume 5). 

Barbaric Vast & Wild is a continuation and a possible culmination of the project that began with Jerome Rothenberg's Technicians of the Sacred in 1968 and led to the first four volumes of Poems for the Millennium in the 1990s and 2000s. In this new and equally groundbreaking volume, Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman have assembled a wide-ranging gathering of poems and related language works, whose outside/outsider and subterranean/subversive positions challenge some of the boundaries to where poetry has been or may be practiced, as well as the form and substance of the poetry itself. It also extends the time frame of the preceding volumes in Poems for the Millennium, hoping to show that, in all places and times, what the dominant culture has taken as poetry has only been part of the story.

 

ALL READINGS ARE AT TORN PAGE  

435 w 22nd st  

main buzzer 2nd floor

 

Posted on May 11, 2015 .

Un-American Activities 8 - Live and Linked Poetry Readings NYC/UK

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The eighth reading in the venerable unAmerican Activities series, a near-simultaneous poetry reading held in New York and London.

in NEW YORK:
Wendy Lotterman
Holly Melgard
Mat Laporte
Julie Ezelle Patton

in LONDON:
Frances Kruk
Timothy Thornton
Nat Raha


LONDON: 7.30 for 8pm start
Lock-keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

NYC: 2.30 for 3pm start
at Torn Page / Page Poetry Parlor, 435 W22nd St, between 9th & 10th Avenue, in Chelsea, NYC

unAmerican Activities is a poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and London.

The series connects audiences and readers on both sides of the Atlantic via live video link.

unAmerican Activities is organized by Ian Heames, Jacob McGuinn, Luke McMullan, and Sophie Seita.

Thanks to the Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Initiative Fund,

to Tony Torn & Lee Ann Brown for letting us host the series at their parlour in New York,

and to Andrea Brady for letting us host recordings of these events on Archive of the Now.

Posted on April 22, 2015 .

CIVIC POETRY – Idra Novey + Alissa Quart: Sat April 25th 7:30pm

Civic poetry is public poetry. It is often political poetry. It is about the hard stuff of life: money, crime, gender, corporate excess, racial injustice. Alissa Quart's new book Monetized and Idra Novey's Exit, Civilian are two such books, one inspired by being a journalist covering inequality in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the other by working directly with incarcerated populations.

Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series, The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry, and most recently Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her poetry has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in Slate, The Paris Review, and Poetry, which selected her poems for the 2013 Friends of Literature Award. Her debut novel Ways to Disappear is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2016. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry, Monetized, has just been published by Miami University Press. Her poetry has also appeared in the London Review of Books, The Awl, Fence, Open City, Feminist Studies, and many other publications, as well as in her poetry chapbook Solarized. She is the author of three non- fiction books: Branded (Basic Books, 2003), Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press, 2006), and Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels (The New Press, 2013). With Barbara Ehrenreich, she is editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit that supports journalism about inequality. She wrote and produced the Emmy-nominated multimedia project "The Last Clinic" for The Atavist.

New Yorker Feature on Quart and "Monetized": http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/alissa-quart-money-poet

Posted on April 22, 2015 .