By News & Resources Editor Martin Elwell. Send me your found poetry news.
Here are some things to enjoy while you’re sipping your eggnog. If these aren’t enough, learn about the “Eggnog Riot.” Try not to get too rowdy!
You’ve probably heard about poetry made from book spines, but what about classic albums’ track listings re-imagined as book titles?
Would you be interested in a book called “Starman?” How about some of the author’s other titles, like “Five Years,” “Moonage Daydream” or “Suffragette City?” If those titles ring a bell, it’s probably not because they’re on your bookshelf, although London-based artist Simon Jones has imagined what that might look like. Rock fans will recognize those titles from David Bowie’s album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, one of several classic LPs which Jones has imagined as a book collection.
In addition to some cool art exhibits, REDCAT gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a conceptual poetry event by Vicente Razo. Mark your calendar!
The session of Administrative Poetry is a conceptual poetry event organized by Vicente Razo. In this reading, with a mixture of enthusiasm and melancholy, the worn and weary legacy of the art of administration (an euphemism for conceptual art) is invoked. This project delves into issues such as the dispensation of bylaws, incorporation, clerical correspondence, the call for applications or tax exceptions as the pillars and props of artistic practice in the 21st century.
To get you into the holiday spirit, Graywolf recently published Mary Szybist’s Annunciation Under Erasure. And over at the Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective, you can find Black Out Poems by Holly Weinberg.