"I am feeling the words on my skin already, long before the laptop is linked to the projector, my top is off, and the words appear on my bare back," relates Petra Kuppers, in reference to her experience collaborating with the poet Denise Leto. Kuppers described her collaboration during the Conference on Ecopoetics panel "Illness, Landscape, Healing" — one of the conference's most interactive.
In a studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kuppers explained, the poets recorded what she calls their "improvisational assemblage," a performance/process that involved conjuring and composing lines of poetry through trance and touch, or "bodymind" (Kuppers' term). During their two-day session, the poets explored the possibilities of embodied composition, for which "body" was at once the materiality of layered voices; the blood, lymph, and cerebral fluid to which they were attuned, coursing through their circulatory and central nervous systems; the vulnerability and delight of exposed skin, warm under the studio lights; and the metal and rubber of Kuppers' wheelchair, amidst entangled hair and limbs.
N. American poetry/poetics translatd into Spanish, Latin American poetry/poetics translated into English.
edited by Charles Bernstein and Eduaro Espina
Mario Arteca, tr. G.J. Racz Lila Zemborain, tr. Gabriel Amor Fransisco Madariaga, tr. Molly Weigel Esteban Peicovich, tr. G.J. Racz Barbara Guest, tr. Arcadio Leos
Poetics / Poeticas Meanwhile | Daniel Freidemberg de Ojos del testimonio | Jerome Rothenberg, tr. Heriberto Yépez Una semana de blogs para la Fundación de Poesía | Kenneth Goldsmith, tr. Néstor Cabrera Quesada Escritura y experiencia | Nick Piombino, tr. Néstor Cabrera Quesada Francisco Madariaga, mi padre, el poeta del trino blanco y el oro del amor | Lucio L. Madariaga Interview w Francisco Madariaga | Silvia Guerra LINEbreak: Barbara Guest en 1995 | Charles Bernstein, tr. Arcadio Leos
Ed Baker writes: “The following letters were written by me to Cid Corman in 1973-1975 while I was working on restoring John Penn's 1723 farm-house and writing Restoration Poems and retrieved/purchased from the William Reese Company via abebooks.com on March 12, 2005. Cid's replies to my letters are in Restoration Letters (tel let, 2003). Cid gave a packet of some of the things that I had sent to him to his brother with instructions to sell. The letters included here were included in that package presented here in a little different form. Some of Cid’s replies to my letters in RESTORATION LETTERS (1972 – 1978), tel let, 2003. The poems were published as RESTORATION POEMS, Country Valley Press, 2008. That's 35 or so years AFTER first writings / versions of the poems ! As Cid wrote in 1975: ‘No hurry with the book : it won't improve with haste. And now one riding you. Let it accrete and shape it with care as it comes. And then mull it with even more care when it seems “done”. The way you’re working makes heavy demands on each word ...’” — Ed Baker 9 - 10 - 2010 / 11 - 13 - 2012