Charles Bernstein

Ted Greenwald, 'Makes Sense': digital edition

cover by George Schneeman

Eclipse has made available Ted Greenwald's iconic one-word-a-line poem Makes Sense, originally published by Angel Hair Press in 1975.

Panorama Reading at the Queens Museum of Art

Cecilia VIcuna drapes a fabric near the World Trade Center.

Queens poet laureate Paolo Javier created a day of poetry at the Queens Museum of Art, bringing poets and presses into the newly renovated museum for "Eterniday." Exhibited presses included Ugly Ducklng, Tender Button, Litmus, Nightboat, and Futurepoem. I curated a reading in the spectacular Panorama, with Cecilia Vicuan (top), Tracie Morris, Julia Patton, Shelley Hirsch, Tracie Morris, Tan Lin, and me. 

Richard Foreman: Note on ZOMBOID!

Richard Foreman includes these note to his theater work ZOMBOID! in his new collection from Contra Mundum Press –– Plays with Films, edited by Rainer J. Han­she. Thanks to Contra Mundum and Richard Foreman for permssion to publish this excerpt here. Check out Contra Mundum's other titles, including Nietzsche, Wordsworth, Pessoa, Bates (on negative capability),  and, one I am eager to see, the first substantial translation into English of the great Italian poet Emilio Villa. 

AUTHOR’S NOTES

Notes on my next project, ZOMBOID!

Amongst the many possible strategies
of "spectator oriented" art — two seem to me to stand out. In one style — the spectator is carried on a rollercoaster through various pre-determined emotional focal points. In the second, more meditative style, events are slowed up and relatively detached from each other so the spectator can project his or her own depths, resonating with the presented "material."

Robert Kelly and Bruce McPherson on Thomas McEvilley

photo of Thomas McEvilley by Joyce Burstein

Bruce McPherson read Robert Kelly's tribute to Thomas McEvilley, along with his own, at The Arimaspia launch and McEvilley celebration at the Poetry Project last week. My preface to The Arimaspia was published in Hyperallergic.

Essential Foreman: Two new books by Richard Foreman

The Manifestos and Essays  from Theater Communications Group, from Theater Communications Group -- includes all Foreman's early essays, starting in 1972 (from Performance, October, TDR, PAJ) plus two new interviews and "film notes."


Plays with Films
, ed.
 Rainer J. Han­she, intro.  George Hunka . Texts of the final three productions of Richard Fore­man’s On­to­log­i­cal-Hys­teric The­ater at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bow­ery: Zom­boid! (2006), Wake Up Mr. Sleepy! Your Un­con­scious Mind is Dead! (2007), and Deep Trance Be­hav­ior in Pota­toland (2008).