US Poets in Mexico Poetry Conference; Oaxaca, Mexico, October 31 – November 4, 2016

7th Annual US Poets in Mexico Poetry Conference
Oaxaca, Mexico
October 31 – November 4, 2016

Workshops & talks by Anne Waldman:

Monday, Oct. 31, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Workshop 1
ALL PROJECTS NOW: EXPERIMENTS OF ATTENTION
We will invigorate our writing practice: our philosophical-poetics, our intention, our obsessions. We will ask the question: what does it mean to be contemporary with our time? (Including the backdrop of Dia de los Muertos.) And participate in “experiments of attention” with focus on dream, travel, identity, allegory, translation, new form, eco-poetics , performance, song. And investigate the bifurcations of what is hidden and what is revealed in our poetry.
One 2 1/2-hr session

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Talk 1 with Q & A
“EPIC SENSIBILITY”

1-hour

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 pm – 8 pm
Free Public Reading with Anne Waldman and Laura Solorzano

Thursday, Nov. 3, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Workshop 2
EYES AND EARS ALL AROUND: DOCUMENTARY POETICS

We will focus on the possibility“documentary poetics”, finding a way into long-term projects of hybrid investigation, as well as extended performance forms, such as monologue or libretto or play. Students are asked to bring in texts around a burning subject that interests them for cut-up, enfolding, and collaborative purposes. Bring in images as well, and if appropriate, musical ideas.
One 2 1/2-hr session

Friday, Nov. 4 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Talk 2 with Q&A
“POETICS OF THE SIX REALMS: A BUDDHIST INVESTIGATION”

1-hour

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Oral History Initiative: On John Wieners, Harvard University, Boston

headshotORAL HISTORY INITIATIVE: ON JOHN WIENERS

Robert Dewhurst (moderator), Ammiel Alcalay, Jim Dunn, Raymond Foye, Fanny Howe, Gerrit Lansing & Anne Waldman

Robert Dewhurst, co-editor with Joshua Beckman and CAConrad of Supplication: Selected Poems by John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015), will introduce and emcee this lively gathering of Wieners’ friends and companions. This merry band of makers will share memories, poems, and vignettes from the life of one of Boston’s most beloved poets and figures. Beginning at 5:30pm, we invite early-comers to listen to a recently digitized version of what we believe to be Wiener’s first recording, made by the Poetry Room in 1962 at the Fassett Studio in Boston. Photograph: Courtesy of Wallace Berman.

Special thanks to our media co-sponsor LOST & FOUND: Center for the Humanities.

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street.
Free and open to the public.

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Reading & Tribute to Elizabeth Murray: Stanford University, California

Unprecedented Exhibition of Works by Celebrated Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Murray

“Her Story”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006
January 22–March 30, 2014
Stanford, Calif.

Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center presents a unique exhibition of works by Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007), considered one of the nation’s most important postmodernist abstract artists. “Her Story”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006 includes all 42 of the groundbreaking editions made at New York’s Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) from 1986, when she first created prints there, through the last two decades of her prolific career. Primarily drawn from a private collection, this comprehensive selection of prints has never before been shown as a group. The exhibition runs January 22 through March 30.

Read more about the exhibit here…

Anne Waldman’s “Her Story” Collaboration with Murray
Prints on view include Murray’s collaborative project with renowned experimental poet Anne Waldman, which combined images by Murray and text by Waldman. The title of the series that resulted, “Her Story,” lends itself to the exhibition at the Cantor. Waldman, the author of more than 40 books, has been connected to the Beat movement and the second generation of the New York School. In 1974, with Allen Ginsberg, she founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she continues to teach. She performs internationally and collaborates extensively with visual artists, musicians and dancers.

Reading by Anne Waldman, February 20 at 7 pm
Waldman makes a special appearance at Stanford on Thursday, February 20, at 7 pm, free to the public with open seating. She will read several of her poems (one unpublished), discuss their context, and also talk about her collaboration with Murray to create “Her Story.” Location to be announced.

The Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University
Stanford, California

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