The Whenever We Feel Like It series continues
on Saturday, April 6th
STAN MIR & AARON SHURIN
at Jose Pistolas
263 S 15th St.
STAN MIR is the author of The Lacustrine Suite (Pavement Saw, 2011), Song & Glass (Subito, 2010), Test Patterns (JR Vansant, 2010), and Flight Patterns (JR Vansant, 2009). He lives in Philadelphia where he co-organizes the Chapter & Verse reading series and occasionally writes for his blog Best Nightmare You Get! Recently, he co-edited the Lew Welch page for the Electronic Poetry Center.
The author of eleven books of poetry and prose, AARON SHURIN is a recipient of California Arts Council Literary Fellowships in poetry (1989, 2002), and fellowships from the NEA and San Francisco Arts Commission in creative nonfiction (1995, 2005). He has taught extensively in the fields of American poetry and poetics, contemporary and classical prosody, improvisational techniques in composition, and the personal essay. His own work is framed by the innovative traditions in lyric poetry as they extend the central purpose of the Romantic Imagination: to attend the world in its particularities, body and soul. "Poetry remains for me an act of investigation, by which the imagination makes itself visible in a real world - and through which the inhabitants of that realer world become dimensional."