Hannah Weiner's Clairvoyant Journal is the last in a series of autobiographical texts. The Fast, Country Girl, Pictures and Early Words, and BIG WORDS precede it. This series begins with her first written account of visionary experiences that would develop over the 1970s, years during which Weiner invented a unique literary form to portray them. The series culminates in this invention.
"State of the Art" was presented at the 1990 Poetry Project Symposium, as a keynote along with lectures by Amiri Baraka and others. The essay was collected in A Poetics, which was published by Harvard University Press in 1992.
Miles Champion grew up in England and moved to the U.S. in his early 30s. His books include Compositional Bonbons Placate, Sore Models, Three Bell Zero, and, just out from Pressed Wafer, How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.On this show, Miles reads his new book, How to Laugh, which is forthcoming from Adventures in Poetry.
Program One: Champiom reads How To Laugh: (24:16): MP3 Program Two: Conversation with Charles Bernstein:(28:52): MP3