Tuesday, August 31, 2010

introducing: the EMERGENCY FEELING

This September, we are excited to co-sponsor a reading with Sarah Dowling and Julia Bloch's EMERGENCY series:

on Saturday, September 11
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
& a draft [beer] party celebrating Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt)

Jose Pistolas
263 S 15th St

RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS is an American poet-critic, whose on-going long poem project, begun in 1986, is collected here in Torques: Drafts 58-76, as well as in Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan U.P., 2001) , Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnnumbered: Precis (Salt Publishing, 2004) and Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt Publishing, 2010). DuPlessis was awarded a residency at Bellagio in 2007; she was the recipient of a Pew Fellowship for Artists and of the Roy Harvey Pearce/ Archive for New Poetry Prize, both in 2002.

EMERGENCY is designed to address several questions we see arising in contemporary North American poetry around issues of emergence and literary community. We've created an ongoing dialogue among working poets on how they think about poetic lineage, theoretical stances, and aesthetic practice. Emergency is curated by Julia Bloch and Sarah Dowling.

WHENEVER WE FEEL LIKE IT is put on by Committee of Vigilance members Emily Pettit and Michelle Taransky. The Committee of Vigilance is a subdivision of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute.

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