Joris & Rothenberg @ People's Poetry Gathering
see & hear us on Saturday May 6th at:
THE FOURTH PEOPLE’S POETRY GATHERING
Sponsored by City Lore and the Bowery Poetry Club in collaboration with the
Division of Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center, CUNY
The Wor(l)d of New York!
Poems from the World’s Endangered and Contested Languages
Read and performed in their Mother Tongues and English
“Festival within a Festival”
Harpsong: Celtic Poetry and Music
New York City Epic Poem
and Poems of our Fair (and sometimes Unfair) City
Read by Twenty Poets Laureate of New York
full program here
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SATURDAY May Sixth
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue (at 34th St.)
Subway: B, D, F, V, Q, W, N, R to 34th St/Herald Square.
DISTANT LANGUAGES, REAL AND IMAGINED
—> Break Out Room 5 <—
Pierre Joris and Jerome Rothenberg will engage in a big time presentation/performance of the many ways in which poets & artists have drawn from distant languages & traditions or have invented or pretended to invent new languages so as to escape the tyranny of the old. Along with their own performance of a range of poetic & ethnopoetic works, there will be a mining of audio & visual archives, to bring into the mix the actual voices & visions of artists such as Schwitters, Artaud, Schwerner, Cobbing, Chopin, & assorted glossolaliacs & chanters from the centers & margins of our world.