Motion of Light: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany's Performative Poetics: Videos
April 11, 2014
Honoring Chip's contribution to Temple-Penn Poetics.
Organized by Tracie Morris & Charles Bernstein
full video of events can be viewed in three segments:
intro, Fred Barney Taylor (before/after showing of his film The Polymath), talks by Kenneth James, Terry Rowden, & Ira Livingston
Tracie Morris, keynote by Fred Moten, toasts: Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock, Jena Osman, Sarah Micklem & John Keene& Anne Waldman via Morris
Close Listening conversation with Bernstein, Delany reading
Samual R. Delany talks with Charles Bernstein about genres, sex, and dyslexia in this wide-ranging conversation with the polymathic author. Delany addresses the role of fantasy and the bounds of imagination in his works and rebuts assumptions about the nature of genre writing. (38:01): MP3
Samuel R. Delany, Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor, and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Since January 2001, he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. For a short time before that he was a core faculty member of the UB Poetics Program.