On Saturday April 7th, Printed Matter will host a launch event for Speech/Acts, a publication accompanying an exhibition by the same name (September - December, 2017) at the Institute of Contemporary at the University of Pennsylvania. The catalog is co-published by ICA Philadelphia and Futurepoem.
The event will include a conversation between Dan Machlin (Editorial Founder and Executive Editor, Futurepoem), Meg Onli (Assistant Curator, ICA Philadelphia) and the poet/scholar Amber Rose Johnson speaking about the Speech/Acts exhibition and the process of translating that into a publication.
The Speech/Acts exhibition catalog features reprints of seminal texts from Fred Moten and Harryette Mullen, and newly commissioned poetry by Morgan Parker, Simone White, and an essay from the exhibition curator, Meg Onli.
The exhibition features the work of Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Steffani Jemison, Tony Lewis, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Martine Syms. The artists in this exhibition use poetics as a tool to manipulate the conceptual and structural elements of language and the social contexts in which language is employed, appropriated, and abstracted.
Please join Futurepoem, Catenary and @xx_press @ #AWP2018 bookfair Table T1134. With a new book by Jerika Marchan and the #SpeechActs exhibition catalog co-published w @ICAPhiladelphia with work by Harryette Mullen, Fred Moten, Meg Onli, @simonefonsiba@morganapple + others.
Also Join BOAAT, Gramma, and UDP for early evening reading/revelry in C.1949's backyard. Accuweather forecasts "brilliance" and readings from:
Friday March 9th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
C. 1949 Florida Beer Garden
6905 N. Orleans Ave., Tampa, Florida 33604
Come on down this Sunday for a book party for Rosa Alcalá's new Futurepoem book MyOTHER TONGUE.
by Rosa Alcalá
with Readings by
Rosa Alcalá, Cecilia Vicuña and Carmen Giménez Smith
Hosted by our friends at McNally Jackson books.
Sunday June 25th, 7-9 PM Free
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, NY, NY
About Rosa Alcalá:
Rosa Alcalá is the author of Undocumentaries and The Lust of Unsentimental Waters. The recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, she has translated the work of Cecilia Vicuña, Lila Zemborain, and Lourdes Vázquez, among other poets. Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña, edited and translated by Alcalá, was runner-up for a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, she now lives in El Paso, TX, where she teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas-El Paso.
About the other readers:
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet and multimedia artist born in Santiago de Chile. She has been in exile since the military coup in Chile in l973. She is the author of twenty two books of poetry, most recently Spit Temple: The Performances of Cecilia Vicuña, edited & translated by Rosa Alcalá. About to Happen, an artist book, was published earlier this year by Siglio Press. Cecilia Vicuña: The Selected Poems (1966-2015) is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press, 2017.
Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona), four poetry collections—Milk and Filth (University of Arizona), Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts), The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing) and Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona)—and three poetry chapbooks—Reason's Monsters (Dusie Kollectiv), Can We Talk Here (Belladonna Books) and Glitch (Dusie Kollectiv). She has also co-edited a fiction anthology, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin). She is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award, the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation. Formerly a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she now teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University and Ashland University, while serving as the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Puerto del Sol and the publisher of Noemi Press. She lives with her husband, the writer Evan Lavender-Smith, and their two children in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Rumor has it there will be a not-so-secret book party for The Sissies by Evan Kennedy from Futurepoem on Saturday 4/30/16. With readings by Evan Kennedy and Lisa Jarnot.
Saturday April 30, doors open at 7 PM, reading at 7:30
PH Projects, 253 East Houston Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York
Facebook event page
Hope to see you there!
Futurepoem is excited to announce our open reading period dates and guest editors for this year. The open reading period will begin 11/15/15 and the submission deadline will be 12/15/15. Our guest editors for this year will be Omar Berrada, Dawn Lundy Martin and Jena Osman. For more information about our guest editors and submissions guidelines, please visit our submissions page.