Commentaries

Erica Hunt: Jump the Clock

The Poetry Project of St. Mark’s Church, in New York, celebrated Erica Hunt’s new selected poems, Jump the Clock, on May 19, 2021 — the first live event at the Project since the onset of the pandemic. 

'Post-pleistocene relic world'

Alternative communities and writing, part 2

Book opened to copyright pages. Include title, authors, and publisher details.
Photograph by Jaime Groetsema. Courtesy of Naropa University Archives.

Is it necessary to think about community from an ecological point of view? If so, would our depicted world community be more populated with trees than our current ecological moment?

Naropa archive recording title: Alternative Communities and Writing 
Date of recording: June 09, 2003
Panelists: Anne Waldman (Chair), Eleni Sikelianos, Peter Warshall, Ed Sanders, Marcella Durand, Robin Blaser.

Interlude: Rereading the beginning

Featuring Anne Waldman

Black and white image of a woman and man holding a large quilt.
Ethel Sampson’s historical quilt from 1937.

Are archives necessarily institutional? Is an archive simply a collection of things representing something? Does it matter if the collection of things is metaphorical, commercial, or virtual? Must the materials of the archive represent an event and must they include a nod to the longevity of narrative and the pursuit of preservation? Is an archive still an archive if it is inaccessible? (I’ve written more specifically about archives and language over at Reconfigurations.)

Jaime Groetsema: Whenever I think about archives or the material culture that could possibly constitute them, I try to define what an archive is.  

The Bard of Encinitas

Jerome Rothenberg and his poetry (a work in progress)

Avivson Films

 

'Doubletalking the Homophonic Sublime: Comedy, Appropriation, and the Sounds of One Hand Clapping'

New from Station Hill Press: Doubletalking the Homophonic Sublime: Comedy, Appropriation, and the Sounds of One Hand Clapping. 80pp.

You can order the book from SPD or Bridge Street Books at Bookshop.org (and also from other online book sellers)