6.10.2005

Interesting comment on my blog from Bill Knott. I picked up three of his chapbooks at Beyond Baroque. He makes them up and sends them around the country anywhere they will give them out. Sez his motivations are vanity and revenge, which I can identify with.

6.08.2005

Please join us for a reading by poets JOSHUA CLOVER and JEN HOFER, with short films by LEE ANN SCHMITT. Bios and links below.

Date and Time: Sunday, June 12; 6 p.m.

Location: Kristi Engel Gallery, 453 S. Spring St., Suite 741
(Spring Arts Tower, 7th Floor); (213)-629-2358

Suggested Donation: $4

For further information, contact Franklin Bruno at bruno@humnet.ucla.edu

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Joshua Clover’s books are Madonna anno domini (Louisiana State), The Matrix (British Film Institute), and the forthcoming The Totality for Kids (University of California). His critical and cultural writing appears widely, from the Village Voice to the booklet accompanying a recent DVD issue of Godard’s Band of Outsiders. He lives in Berkeley, and is Associate Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Davis.

You can read “The Map Room” at:
http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=13015&poem=176389

You can download the chapbook Their Ambiguity by following a link at:
http://sugarhigh.abstractdynamics.org/

Jen Hofer is the author of Slide Rule (subpress) and Lawless (Seeing Eye). She is the editor and translator of Sin peurtas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women; her translations of contemporary Mexican poetry are also featured in a recent issue of the journal Aufgabe. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches in The Bridge Program, a free humanities program for low-income adults, works as a court interpreter, and is a founding member of the City of Angels Ladies’ Bicycle Association, a.k.a. The Whirly Girls.

You can hear part of a recent reading at:
http://www.lavamatic.com/discrete/pastevents/hofer.htm#

You can read her translations of Laura Solórzano here:
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/however/v1_7_200/current/translation/hofer.shtm

Lee Ann Schmitt is a writer and director who works in both film and performance, making work that believes that the everyday moments of life can transcend and inspire. Her films include The Wash (2005), Nightingale (2002, Rotterdam Film Festival), and Las Vegas (2001). She lives in Los Angeles, in someone's backyard, trying to keep her few plants alive.
UNE 10, 2005

POETRY, PEDAGOGY, and ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONALISMS:
A Conference, Reading, and Film Screenings

At the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Conference website: <_http://www.international.ucla.edu/cira/Poetics_Pedagogy.asp_>

9:00 am-5:30 pm: Panels and readings in 306 Royce Hall
7:45 pm-10:30 pm: Film Screenings in 314 Royce Hall
Free and open to the public.
Parking available for $7 at the kiosks for Parking Structures 3, 4, and 5.

To download the conference flier (PDF), which has the schedule, biographical/bibliographical notes on the participants, and other related links, please go to <_http://www.international.ucla.edu/cira/Poetics_Pedagogy.asp_> and click on "Click here for Flier."

For out-of-town visitors, the Claremont Hotel <_www.claremonthotel.net/_> is only two blocks from UCLA and offers nice, very reasonably priced rooms.

For further information, contact: Walter K. Lew, event organizer <_Lew@humnet.ucla.edu_>.


== Friday, June 10th at UCLA ==

I. PANELS & READING (306 Royce Hall)

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
Walter K. Lew, English Dept., Mills College

9:30-10:45 Translation's Role in East Asian Colonialism and Cosmopolitanism “Heterolingual Love: Kim Ôk's International Affections”
-- Ann Choi, Asian Languages & Cultures Dept., Rutgers University

“Treacherous Translation: Debates on the 1938 Japanese Theatrical Version of the Korean Tale Ch’unhyang-jôn (The Tale of Spring Fragrance)”
-- Serk-bae Suh, History Dept., UCLA

Moderator: Koichi Haga, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA.

10:45-12:00 Anarchism and Poetry in East Asia During the 1930s “Advertising Tower: Anarchist Poetry at the Nexus of Commerce, Censorship, and Avant-Garde Art Movements in Prewar Japan”
-- William O. Gardner, Modern Languages & Literatures Dept., Swarthmore College

“Anarchism in East Asia in the Early 20th Century”
-- Dongyoun Hwang, Asian Studies, Soka University, Aliso Viejo

Moderator: Juliana Spahr, English Dept., Mills College, coeditor of Chain.

1:15-2:30 Other Internationalist Poetries of Resistance "Apocrypha & Avant-Garde: (Early) (South) American Strategies concerning 'Modernism'"
-- Heriberto Yepez, Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana

"'Blame Me on History': The Drum Generation and South African Modernism(s)"
-- David Buuck, History of Consciousness Dept., UC, Santa Cruz, editor of Tripwire

Moderator: Ann Choi, Rutgers University.

Break

2:45-4:00 Internationalisms and the Reform of "Creative Writing" in North America
"T/heres: What Pacific Poetries Might Add to the Teaching of Creative Writing"
-- Juliana Spahr, English Dept., Mills College

"Neoliberalism, Collective Action, and the American MFA Industry"
-- Mark Nowak, College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, editor of Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics

“Towards Decolonizasian: Integrating Pedagogies, Editorial Practices, and Cultural Organizing North of the Border”
-- Rita Wong, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, editorial board member, West Coast Line

Moderator: Walter K. Lew, Mills College.

4:00-5:30 Readings of Poetry, Translations, Poetics
Nowak, Choi, Gardner, Lew, Yepez, Buuck, Wong, Spahr.

II. Films (314 Royce Hall)

7:45-10:30 Films about Poetry, Pedagogy, and Politics Introduced by Vinay Lal, Dept. of History, UCLA, who will also lead a discussion after the screenings.

-- A Night of Prophecy, dir. Amar Kanwar (India, 2002). 77 min. <_http://infochangeindia.org/documentary14.jsp_>

-- The Poet of Linge Homeland (Penyair Negeri Linge), dir. Aryo Danusiri (Indonesia, 2000). 25 min. < _http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/calendars/02marapr/mead.htm#thepoet_>

-- A Poet, Unconcealed Poetry (Puisi tak terkuburkan), dir. Garin Nugroho (Indonesia, 1999). Excerpt, 50 min. <_http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/01/17/poet.html_>


Sponsored by UCLA's Comparative and Interdisciplinary Research on Asia, the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, Chain, Palm Press, West Coast Line, and Xcp: Crosscultural Poetics.

6.06.2005

Myriad thanks and praises for Jason Nelson for putting out an interface using some of my words and pictures of my "current projects"

Six of 24 artist interfaces:


>>>URL: http://www.secrettechnology.com/resident/cath.htm <<<


New House Images/Textual excursions by Catherine Daly.
Moving deer in the dusk by Jason Nelson.

Where was I?:
While running an extra help session for my Digital Production course, I propped my laptop on a spare chair in the computer lab and created in those spar moments between answering questions about tech whatnots. My students, I fear, have eyes bigger than their mouths. They so dearly want the technology to magically satisfy their whims, their creative possibilities. Much like the Catherine's house in these pcitures, or within her poetic text, we must work within certain frameworks. And uneasy colloboration between the masonry and our ability to crush stone and align foundations.

On 6/4/05, Catherine Daly wrote:
> Really neat!
>
> All best,
> Catherine Daly
> cadaly@pacbell.net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: netbehaviour-bounces@netbehaviour.org
> [mailto:netbehaviour-bounces@netbehaviour.org] On Behalf Of Jason
> Nelson
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 8:14 AM
> To: netbehaviour@netbehaviour.org
> Subject: [NetBehaviour] RESIDENCY: One of 24 artist interfaces:
> Strickland
>
> One of 24 artist interfaces:
>
>
> >>>URL: http://www.secrettechnology.com/resident/strickland.htm <<<
>
>
> Words by Stephanie Strickland. Galloping letters by Jason Nelson
>
> I am searching for more folks to cover. Have twelve. Need twelve more.
>
>
> Residency description:
>
> Exploring interface and interactive creatures with content grabbed,
> thrust, stolen, and borrowed from new media artists, poets and
> electronic pioneers. Over these 2-3 weeks, I will create twenty-four
> digital extravaganzas, with each one being loosely or closely centered
> on the content, ideas, images and words of others. Think of this as
> ego stroking and translation, a way to connect to those I have never
> met and might not ever meet, and play with ideas of interaction and
> interface. Some have offered their content, others will simply be
> robbed, and all will be enchanted, confused, annoyed and giddily
> stroked.
>
> Bio:
> "As a NET ARTIST, I am apparently diying or dead. With that in mind, I
> bask in my zombie glow, my rotting wires and my urge to bite through
> skulls. I could list those academic and worldly accolades that have
> trophied themselves on my work, but I am only as good as the last
> swirling mess I spit out. I live in Australia with a beautiful woman
> and miss the snow, so miss the snow."
>
> My worlds:
> http://www.heliozoa.com
> http://www.secrettechnology.com
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Another example of self-publishing attempting to capture a market: here, cat owners, but I felt that it was striking that this is not SECULAR cat poetry, but NON-SECULAR cat poetry, "written for readers of all faiths."

There were copyrights on the poem-samples, see earlier blog posting, so I have only put one poem here, less than 250 words, for educational purposes.



New Poetry Book!

THE YEAR OF THE CAT: NEW POEMS by Laura Stamps
(published by Artemesia Publishing, 112 pages, $12.95, 2005, ISBN:1-932926-13-5)

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, this beautiful book by award-winning poet and novelist Laura Stamps contains a collection of 59 new poems sure to delight any cat-lover. Written for readers of all faiths, THE YEAR OF THE CAT is the perfect gift for cat owners and anyone who has ever been blessed by housecats or strays. You'll find more information about this book and other poetry books by Laura Stamps at the Kittyfeather Press web site (www.kittyfeatherpress.blogspot.com).

"Laura Stamps writes with a soft purr when she speaks of strays and other friends. She has a command of the sound of the language that is so difficult in English, which is not easily rendered lyrically or musically. With a gentle beat in soft tones, she finds the voice worthy of that aristocratic Persian when she fetes us with both poems and kitties." (JD Collins, Editor, Fullosia Press)
"Laura Stamps has a gift. Well, to say that is an understatement. It is not often that I come across a poet whose work I can read over and over again without becoming tired of it. She is one of those poets. I can speak all day about how talented she is, but one of her most divine qualities is how she allows her spirit to flow through everything she does. From her artistic nature to the way she interacts with people, Laura’s positive spirit nurtures the words she speaks, writes, and paints." (Renee’ Johnson, Poetry Editor, Sunpiper Press)

"As I read through a few of her poems, it was good to be reminded how wonderful her poetry is and how easy the words slip in and touch the heart. Laura Stamps, indeed, has a purpose and is weaving her talents into a most beautiful written tapestry. Her poetry is among the best I have ever read." (Mike Burrow, Editor, Hawkwind Literary Journal)

"Laura Stamps’ use of language and the deceptive simplicity of her narrative observations please and engage both parts of my brain, thinking and feeling. I feel when I read her work that I am in the company of a best friend, one that allows me to relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of being alive. The world is still there, but its presence is less hyper-human and more humane." (Stephen Morse, Editor, Juice Magazine)

TO ORDER: Make $12.95 check or money order payable to LAURA STAMPS. (Free shipping in the U.S.)
MAIL TO: Laura Stamps, Kittyfeather Press, P.O. Box 212534, Columbia, SC 29221-2534

You can also order this book from www.Amazon.com

Laura Stamps is an award-winning poet and novelist. Over six hundred of her poems, short stories, and poetry book reviews have appeared in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, and broadsides, including the Louisiana Review, Big City Lit, Poesy Magazine, American Writing, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Poetry Midwest. She is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry and prose. Her fiction chapbook "White Porches" was a Semi-Finalist in the Winnow Press Chapbook Award in Fiction Competition. Her poetry chapbook "In the Garden" was a Top-Finalist in the Blue Light Press Poetry Prize and Chapbook Competition, and was recently published by The Moon. Several of her poems are included in the celebrity anthology "Open My Eyes, Open My Soul" (2003, McGraw-Hill Books) and "Women of the Web Anthology of Poems" (2005, Little Poems Press). More information about books by Laura Stamps can be found at www.kittyfeatherpress.blogspot.com. For a free catalog of poetry books and novels by Laura Stamps email laurastamps@mindspring.com.

Three poems from the book:

DAYBREAK (c) Laura Stamps

There is a place
behind a cat’s ear
as sweet as summer
jasmine, as soft as
the satin purse of
a mink. I rest my
cheek there often,
listening to the syrup
of birdsong twisting
its silver threads
through the sky’s
orchid hair, as buds
of sunrise blossom
in apricot and
tangerine, and I
wonder about the
flaring water-music
of the wood thrush
and how many
levels of joy my
body can bear.