2.03.2007

six modernist moments in poetry by david young

review copy, university of iowa

moments are very big in criticism, esp. modern poetry criticism -- I guess this may date from perloff's futurist moments? in any case -- these moments are rilke, yeats, stevens, williams, moore, and montale -- montale I only know because -- isn't he a favorite of giroux? or galassi? who translates montale? oh, I guess david young does. the montale chapter begins with a poem (in translation) which has the word -- for me a pound word -- "vortex." He notes it is a vortice in italian. Thanks. It is hard for me to believe that a writer who also writes poetry can write a sentence beginning "The opening lyric constitutes a vignette wherein the attentive speaker, whose personal history and social identity are not invoked, takes in his surroundings... ."

The idea of a moment seeks to put a close reading together with the larger deconstructive meaning of close reading as well as some close cultural context by making rather than a situation a moment of the "reading" (which is really writing about or talking about another piece of writing).
reposting some books and CDs on amazon

CUBE, David Morrow Guthrie, Princeton Architectural Press

Got this when I was trying to review more coffee table books. It is a book about cubes - a special project or theme book - various and sundry students and colleagues of the editor (apparently) requested to do a cube for the topic / book. Sort of like a theme issue for a zine. Basically, the sudents, rather than making models ("abstractions" from the opening essay) coolaborated to *actually make* a cube. I think.

What this project immediately reminded me of was my balsa wood cube for space, image, and imagination, my trinity college freshman seminar. I got a ridiculously low score despite designing a fabo cube which was not only bauhaus in appearance but also aerodynamic. Teacher (Elizabeth Tracy) who put the kaibosh on my studio art major also had no sense of this sort of design. Anyway. THE CUBE.

Step 1. Using 2 x 4s and mechanical-only (not glues) connectors, construct a frame with outside dimension 16 x 16 x 16.

Step 2. 16 x 16 x 16 from + skin of gypsum board, drywall compound, etc. --

Step 3. Solid cube using 2 materials. Also 16 x 16 x 16.

2.02.2007

USC
PhD in Literature & CreativeWriting
Presents

JANUARY - 17th at 3:00PM
Jennifer Fink
THH420

FEBRUARY - 7th at 4:30PM
Harryette Mullen & Stephen Yenser
THH420

MARCH - 7th at 4:30PM
Jane Hirshfield
LEAVEY LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

MARCH - 27th at 3:00PM
Rae Armantrout
& Hank Lazar
THH420

APRIL - 17th at 4:30PM
Jorie Graham
DOHENY LIBRARY – MAGILL READING


University of Southern California
Department of English – Professor Susan McCabe, Program Director
E-mail: cwphd@usc.edu for More Information
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/english/creative_writing/

1.29.2007

THE LA ART GIRLSFeminista! Project at the Pink Show
In the tradition of feminist artists’ involvement in social activism, the LA Art Girls have taken the feminine associations with the color pink as the springboard to work in this genre. The artists have created t-shirts that express their ideas about feminism and have generously donated them to raise money in support of women and girls in Afghanistan. shirts range from 25$-75$ checks and cash only.
all proceeds go to "women for afghan women"
http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org/
Pink
the la art girls feminista project
Arena 1 gallery
3026 airport avenue
santa monica, ca 90405#310-397-7456gallery hours: wednesday-saturday 12-6n
ow through march 10
Pussipo is a high-octane collective of 160 women poets who view poetry as an act of skilled knife-throwing. As founder Anne Boyer notes, “Pussipo is SUPPOSED to wreck you.” Pussipo’s members hail from across the U.S. and Canada, and 20 of them will erect their carnivalesque midway at EYEDRUM on Wednesday, February 28th from 8-10pm, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta to kick off AWP 2007. Come one, come all to the spectacle, and witness them sing loud their dynamo engines. Don’t bring anything you’re not prepared to lose. Books, manifestos, spangly creatures for sale and thrill. A five-minute cab ride from the conference hotel. Readers include: Rosa Alcala, Anne Boyer, Susan Briante, Catherine Daly, Lara Glenum, Kate Greenstreet, elen gebreab, Janet Holmes, Kirsten Kaschock, Amy King, Reb Livingston, T.A. Noonan, Danielle Pafunda, Meghan Punschke, Evie Shockley, Sandra Simonds, and Sarah Vap.404-522-0655 * www.eyedrum.org * http://www.pussipo.blogspot.com