Tuesday, April 3, 2012

March 31, 2012: Rose Metal Press

This past Saturday we started out the show reading a poem (and excerpt from an essay) by Adrienne Rich who died on March 27. We then moved on to discuss the representational and non-representational in art and writing, aesthetic “programs” influencing the way we write, writing on the surface of language, and mixing poetry and prose—which lead us to our featured mixed genre guests from Rose Metal Press: Carol Guess, Loren Erdrich, Sierra Nelson, and Jim Goar.

“…fist, the stone you skipped as a girl, you were a boy then…” we heard Carol Guess read from Tinderbox Lawn (2008). Thank you Carol for recording several prose poems from this collection, and while sick! Next up was the Invisible Seeing Machine—a collaborative effort consisting of Loren Erdrich and Sierra Nelson who read from I Take Back the Sponge Cake: A Lyrical Choose-Your-Own-Adventure (2012). Mixing image and word and allowing reader participation in the making, we enjoyed hearing them share their project. Finally, we concluded with an awesome and energetic reading from Jim Goar, who read from his book The Louisiana Purchase (2011) “assembled from fractured myths, westerns, Disney, fictions, childhood memories, life abroad…”

More info about these writers and their books can be found at rosemetalpress.com.

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