Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Miranda Mellis on Visceral Poetics

"Justine’s regression to moaning inarticulateness, to apolitical idiolect, is like a detoxification from the suspect health she is surrounded by, which is predicated on the exclusion of the entire world from the single setting of the film. A rich citadel, until a world arrives to destroy it. Justine’s woundedness that cannot understand itself nor make its meaning known is arguably the very site of and condition of possibility for beginning to make meaning at all. Health, on the contrary, seems to entail, Stecopoulos argues, the paradoxical absence of a body altogether: the erasure of the body not only as mortal impingement and somatic vicissitude, but also as a poetic or hermeneutic agent. Justine is limited to being the unwilling, symptomatic recipient of unwelcome messages. She is not a hermeneut with no object; she is an object subjected to hermeneutics."
--Miranda Mellis on Eleni Stecopoulos' Visceral Poetics at The Believer Logger

Conversations in Contemporary Poetics at Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth Publishers presents ‘Conversations in Contemporary Poetics: Thom Donovan and Simone White’ at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street on Tuesday 25 July 2017, 7 – 9 pm

Hauser & Wirth Publishers presents Conversations in Contemporary Poetics, a monthly reading series and discussion group that explores the diverse ways in which poetry integrates with life, media, and politics.
Organized by writer and curator Jeffrey Grunthaner, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics foregrounds what goes on behind the making of a poem. Rather than simply presenting poems as completed works (books, or finalized texts), the series acts like a studio visit, showcasing aspects of a poet’s creative practice that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The second installment of the series, held on Tuesday 25 July, 7 – 9 pm, will include readings by Thom Donovan and Simone White. The reading will be followed by a discussion and Q&A. A collectible program, featuring works by the readers and original artwork by Ánima Correa, will also be available.
Forthcoming readings will address poetry’s relationship to identity politics, popular music, visual art, and progressive movements toward social change.