Charles Bernstein

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).

CFP: The 3rd Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics, Shanghai, China, Dec. 18-19, 2014

The 3rd Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics will take place in Shanghai from December 18 to19, 2014. This convention will be hosted by Shanghai University and co-sponsored by Central China Normal University, Foreign Literature Studies, Forum for World Literature Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and China Three Gorges University. Papers are called from scholars all over the world.