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.