Healing / Community / Public / Space
Talks & Poetics*
Saturday, October 12, 2013
4:00 - 6:30 PM
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
PLUS 2 MORE NYC EVENTS BY PARTICIPANTS:
Eleni Stecopoulos, david wolach, and Thom Donovan
The Multifarious Array Reading Series
Friday, October 11, 2013
Pete's Candy Store
Discussion: Austerity, Fascism and their Popular and Libertarian Responses in Greece
with Pavlos Stavropoulos
Sunday, October 13, 2013
172 Allen St.
* Healing / Community / Public / Space continues the Poetics of Healing project in New York City.
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Melissa Buzzeo is the author of For Want and Sound (Les Figues, 2013), Face (BookThug, 2009), and What Began Us (Leon Works, 2007). Her poetic work has been greatly charged by a long engagement with hypnosis, palm reading and a desire for an altered consciousness tied to the body but radiating outward, which is to say healing. Or writing. She graduated from Cornell University and The University of Iowa's Writing Workshop, and currently teaches both Creative Writing and Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. This year she is the 2013 Poet in Residence at Opus Projects Gallery in Chelsea.
Thom Donovan is an exemplary Post-Fordist laborer. He works as a poet, critic, scholar, archivist, professor, editor, and curator. His book The Hole can be purchased at SPD and he is currently working on his second book of poetry and first book of critical essays. He is the author of"Somatic Poetics," an essay regarding contemporary somatic practices and aesthetic discourse, and is a founding participant of the Nonsite Collective. For more information visit his blog Wild Horses Of Fire, now in its eight year.
Pavlos Stavropoulos is a longtime activist and organizer involved in numerous local, national and international liberatory and anarchist struggles, including anti-fascist and anti-austerity resistance in his native Greece, where he is associated with the journal Ευτοπία (Eutopia). He is a founder of Woodbine Ecology Center, which focuses on sustainable communities and indigenous perspectives, a certified permaculture designer and instructor, a water and sustainability educator, a street medic and a father.
Eleni Stecopoulos is a poet and teacher who lives in the Bay Area. She is the author of Armies of Compassion (Palm Press) and a recent chapbook, Daphnephoria (Compline). "The Poetics of Healing" series, her collaboration with The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, was supported by a Creative Work Fund grant and featured participants from diverse fields, including philosopher Alphonso Lingis, poet Raúl Zurita, anthropologists Barbara Tedlock and Dennis Tedlock, physician-poet David Watts, and many others. She is currently finishing a book based on the project.
A longtime union organizer, writer on performance and experimental sound composition, and former body artist out of Detroit, david wolach is founding editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press. wolach’s first full-length collection of poems is Occultations (Black Radish Books, 2011, 2012). The full-length Hospitalogy was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in May of 2013. wolach is professor of text arts, poetics, and cultural theory at The Evergreen State College, and visiting faculty in Bard College’s Language & Thinking program.