Al Filreis

The Beats today

A conversation with Philadelphia writers, hosted by Julia Bloch

On March 17, 2014, Julia Bloch hosted a conversation about the relevance of the Beats in contemporary poetry, with Frank Sherlock, Michelle Taransky, Maria Raha, Chris McCreary, and Thomas Devaney. The session was webcast live, and was tweeted with the #PhillyBEATS hashtag. The video recording is available here, and the audio recording of the session is available here.

Physio-digital responses to the digital

Stephen Vincent's haptic drawings of the sound of poets reading

Stephen Vincent, "Haptic: CA Conrad Reading at Nonsite," September 12, 2009 (Ink on paper, 7.25 x 11")

The visualization of the sound of Charles Bernstein’s recording of “1-100” (1969), which I presented in a recent commentary titled “Anti-ordination in the visualization of the poem's sound,” struck artist, poet, maker of books Stephen Vincent as interestingly relevant to “haptic” drawings he has made while listening to various poets reading their work in the Bay Area, and I agree. He has called this activity drawing by sound (rather than of). “I like comparing my ‘physio/digital’ responses to the digital electronic ones,” he has written to me.

Frank Sherlock on radio

On March 5, 2014, Frank Sherlock was interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane in WHYY's “Radio Times,” aired by NPR. Here is your link.

Bruce Andrews' 25-hour twitter project

https://www.facebook.com/BruceAndrewsTwitterProject

I'm pleased to pass along information about Bruce Andrews's 25-hour twitter project, April 1, 2014.

Bruce Andrews// 25 Hour Twitter sculpture & performance
Curated by Maria Chavez

On April 1st, 2014, Bruce Andrews and Maria Chavez will collaborate on a 25 hour performance piece on the social media platform, Twitter.

'LunaLuna' on poetry hotlines

'LunaLuna' post on 3/3/2014 about the dial-a-poem service provided by the Kelly Writers House [permalink: http://lunalunamag.com/2014/03/03/3-poetry-hotlines]

“Years ago," writes Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein at LunaLuna on March 3, 2014, "when I would get overwhelmed, I used to call the Kelly Writers House and listen to a poem wherever I happened to be. They feature poets who have read for them, as well as their own faculty and students (the latter at a different extension)." The number is 215-746-POEM (215-746-7636).  She also provides information for two other dial-a-poem services.