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March 3, 2006

‘Poets, who once had dreams and epiphanies, now admit only to devices and ornaments.’ ~ Robert Duncan

Welcome to my journal, or blog, or whatever it turns into—I am going start using this space for recording interesting events, strange happenings, and news of my forthcoming writing and poetry.

I’m writing this on the eve on my poetry tour of America; right now I am trying to finish writing a lecture and a talk I have promised to deliver at the Poetry Center, University of California (Robert Duncan’s old hunting ground) and the University of Chicago.

I’m writing a lecture about the influence of American poetry on my work—if I manage to complete and deliver it, I will post it here when I get back.

I hope to invent many rare devices and ornaments on my travels and will share them with you as time passes.

Here’s a list of my forthcoming poetry readings and lectures:

March 16
San Francisco State University, California: The Poetry Center
March 23
Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado
March 27
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
March 30-31
University of Chicago, Illinois
April 1
Chicago Poetry Project, Chicago Public Library, Illinois
April 2
Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 5-6
&Now Festival, Lake Forest College, Illinois
April 11
University of Georgia, Athens
April 13
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
April 18
David Rankin Loft, New York

I am touring with my partner, artist Juno Gemes, whose exhibition of photographs PROOF – Portraits from The Movement 1978-2003 is currently showing at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia.

Here are the dates for Juno's exhibits and talks:

March 19
Artist’s talk and showing of new work Terra Nova at the Lucid Art Foundation, Point Reyes, California
April 7
Artist’s talk in PROOF Exhibition, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia
April 19
Forum and showing of PROOF at the Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University

For more information about Juno and her work, visit junogemes.com.

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