Here’s a video of Rachel Blau DuPlessis’ statement about Ron Silliman’s The Alphabet, which she (with the help of Phillip Barron) prepared for the Silliman celebration earlier this week at the Kelly Writers House. An entry I made a few days ago gives you a little more information about the event and a link to that video.
Naomi Beckwith considers funk a language. Listen to her 2005 talk, with lots of musical samples. (Don’t be put off by the beginning of the recording; the music is too loud at first.) For more about Naomi and the program, click here.
Belladonna Books has just published the fourth in a series called The Belladonna Elders Series, featuring Susan Bee, Marjorie Perloff, and the late Emma Bee Bernstein (with an introduction by Johanna Drucker). You can buy a copy of the book here. This is Belladonna’s bio on Emma: