Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New news and New York....

The great voyage to the BIG apple is soon to come to a close, and perhaps soon a few instances of or impressions of this city will be posted here. The arrival was frought with intimidation, with apprehension and the adrenaline of wanting to get over that and head out and wander. Now, I feel at ease here in Brooklyn, have gotten the hang of the buses and wandered up and down and around neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have met so many amazing authors--people I have read for years, some I had been in contact, but also others I am just getting to know and whose works are and I imagine will open my perception of the world, the language, the cultures of here and also of where I live by opposition and comparison. The two week time count is ticking! But for today--a little set of city images from NYC and then some writing news:
Water towers here have their own poetry

Brooklyn traffic heading to the Manhattan Bridge

Looking up at the bridges, from the Brooklyn side

View out blurry bus window at sunset, all the colors askew heading from the Upper East side down to the East Village, Manhattan

The new tower, seen from its base down at WTC stop as I head to the PATH train

Jersey City, NJ--old theaters become new propaganda sources. Culture and religion at work.

The rainbow as propulsion device for the Barclay Center, Brooklyn
Atlantic Ave stop, Brooklyn

Seen from Brooklyn--there she is!

Looking over at Manhattan from a Brooklyn Park by 40th St
THANK you to MATT REECK, for his Cutbank Magazine Review of CIRCUITS under the fun title "The Utopian Science Poem"! Matt Reeck is an author and translator whose poems have been published in five chapbooks, including the forthcoming The Necessary City by Konundrum Engine Literary Review and The Pastoral City in the Little Red Leaves Textile Series. Bombay Stories, his translations with Aftab Ahmad from the Urdu of Saadat Hasan Manto, was published in India by Random House last year and will be published in the US by Vintage Classics next spring. He co-edits Staging Ground magazine. Matt's review of CIRCUITS is up at Cutbank online at:  http://www.cutbankonline.org/2013/08/19/cutbank-reviews-circuits-by-jennifer-k-dick/ Cutbank is one of the magazines that has supported my poetry by including it in its beautiful issues. I am thrilled not only to have work included in issues in the past but now to have my current book reviewed on their online site. They publish a bi-annual print magazine with poetry with a wide range of aesthetics. Check CUTBANK out or subscribe to help them keep on keepin on!

On the academic side of life, this summer away from France has also been one during which longterm projects put into place have finally come to fruition. So, announcing: for Pre-ORDER:  Traduire, transmettre ou trahir: Réflexions sur la traduction en sciences humaines (Sept 2013) now available for pre-order from the Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris.

Also, my chapter « La revue de Pierre Albert-Birot. SIC prend l’extrême pointe de l’avant-garde pendant la Première Guerre mondiale » is in Poétiques scientifiques dans les revues européennes de la modernité (1900-1940), sous la direction de Noëlle Cuny et Tania Collani, ISBN 978-2-8124-0866-3 (livre broché) ; ISBN 978-2-8124-1097-0 (livre relié) © 2013. Classiques Garnier, Paris, (461p.), pp. 287-303.LANGUAGE: FRENCH--for English readers, this chapter is available in the new Classiques Garnier, Paris, book edited by Noëlle Cuny and Tania Collani, a volume in French. (Hardback is 54euros, soft is 35euros)

Finally: new and forthcoming individual work:
In a few weeks I will have a poem "Battleships and..." from the also forthcoming Conversion chapbook (which is forthcoming from Estepa éditions, Paris this fall as well). The poem will be out in the Paris Lit Up magazine
New work "A Slim Box of Her" and "Take Cover" have been accepted for publication in Tears in the Fence, issue 58 due out in winter 2013, out of the UK.Subscribe now to get your issue!

2 are out alongside one by Amanda Deutch from our collaboration in The Denver Quarterly's last issue. Three poems from Anywhere Apparently” (by Amanda Deutch and Jennifer K Dick), including Amanda's “I Suppose it is a Symphony of Metal, Urban and Maladroit” (AD), and my poems:  “Nothing more to do but whine” (JKD) and “Neither the consort nor king called her Eurydice on the rock pricking up an ear” (JKD). To subscribe to DENVER QUARTERLY or order a copy: http://www.denverquarterly.com/  and subscriptions at: http://www.denverquarterly.com/subscriptions.cfm 
RoToR n°9, April 15, 2013 includes my "Full Throttle / Pleins gaz" in English and with a French translation by Anne Kawala in RoToR 9 at:  http://corner.as.corner.free.fr/rotor9.html
or for the direct PdF of just my poem with the visual illustration by Alun Williams at: http://corner.as.corner.free.fr/RTR9-2-Jennifer-K-Dick.pdf
I also co-translated with Anne Kawala the poems by Patrick Beurard-Valdoye and Dominique Casajus which are in this number
3 poems out in Color Treasury 003 from March 2013, edited by Sarah Larivière.  To order, see: http://colortreasury.tumblr.com/

If you have not yet and you would like to read the FREE PDF of the online magazine Seventeen Seconds: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, Ottawa, Canada, issue 7, June 2013, with my essay on Susan Howe (pp7-24): the PDF link is HERE: http://www.ottawater.com/seventeenseconds/pdfs/seventhissue.pdf

Monday, August 12, 2013

FRIDAY 16 Aug reading in Brooklyn with Brenda Iijima, Paige Taggart, Laura Elrick and Jennifer K Dick

JOIN US FRIDAY the 16th of AUGUST at 7pm 
Image: Marcel Broodthaers
for a reading at UNNAMEABLE BOOKS in BROOKLYN with 
Brenda Iijima, 
Paige Taggart, 
Laura Elrick & 
Jennifer K Dick.

AT: Unnameable Books
  600 Vanderbilt Ave,  
Brooklyn, New York 11238-3803
SUBWAY: 7th Ave stop on the B or Q lines
or 2,3,4 Grand Army Plaza stop
FRIDAY August 16th 2013

BIOS : Brenda Iijima's most recent book, GOING BLOOMING, FALLING BLOOMING was published by Delete Press this summer. UNTIMELY DEATH IS DRIVEN BEYOND THE HORIZON is forthcoming from 1913 Press. Iijima’s previous collections of poetry include Around Sea (2004), Animate, Inanimate Aims (2007), Subsistence Equipment (2008), Revv. You’ll—ution (2009), and If Not Metamorphic (2010). She is also the editor of eco language reader (2010), a collection of essays by poets on matters of ecological concern. She runs Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs from Brooklyn.

Paige Taggart lives in Brooklyn and is the author of 3 chapbooks: DIGITAL MACRAMÉ (Poor Claudia), POLAROID PARADE (Greying Ghost Press), and THE ICE POEMS (DoubleCross Press). Her first full-length collection WANT FOR LION is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press. Two chapbooks: I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press) and Last Difficult Gardens (Horse Less Press) are also forthcoming. She's an avid jeweler (mactaggartjewelry.com) and co-founded the tumblr Poets Touching Trees, which you can visit at: http://poetstouchingtrees.tumblr.com/

Laura Elrick is the author of PROPAGATION (Kenning Editions, 2012), FANTASIES IN PERMEABLE STRUCTURES (Factory School, 2005), and SKINCERITY (Krupskaya, 2003). Her psychogeographically-inspired research and performance works include the oppositional cartography Blocks Away (2010), the video-poem Stalk (2008), and a sound work, 5 Audio Pieces for Doubled Voice (2005). Her work also appears in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, VIZ. INTER-ARTS EVENT: A TRANS- GENRE ANTHOLOGY, and ECO LANGUAGE READER. She’s lived in Brooklyn, NY since the late 90s and currently teaches poetry and poetics at Pratt Institute. Read brand new poems in “Line”’s new issue (76 Volume 46 No. 4 2013). A video of her STALK project can also be viewed here: http://blip.tv/file/2192353/

Jennifer K Dick is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt Press, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (UofGA Press, 2004), and 3 chapbooks including BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), TRACERY (Dusie, 2012) and RETINA/Rétine (Estepa Editions, France). CONVERSION, A new art-chapbook is forthcoming in Sept 2013 with Estepa. Jennifer teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, co-curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire Art mini-residency at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is also a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes book reviews for Drunken Boat and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence (UK). She keeps a blog at http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.com/ and is residing in Brooklyn this summer.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Reading in NYC: Manhattan on Aug 8th

Here below are announcements for a reading I will be part of in NY this summer: the 8th of August. Thank you to Bonny Finberg for arranging this event, and to Ding Dong Lounge for hosting us! Hope to see you all there, or at the reading at Unnameable in Brooklyn on the 16th (changed night--a Friday) and here is the info for the 8th :

THURS. AUG. 8th  2013 at 7PM
Come celebrate the publication of four CORRUPT PRESS poetry books by:
with Baroque Music interludes by 

929 Columbus Ave. (between 105th-106th St)
New York NY 10025 
Tel: (212)663-2600
Subway Stops: 1, B, or C train to 103rd St 
See our FB event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/566532090055324/

MEGAN FERNANDES is finishing her PhD in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books) and is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Memorious, Guernica, RATTLE, Redivider, Upstairs at Duroc, the California Journal of Poetics, Postmodern Culture, and Media Fields: Science and Scale. In the fall, Megan will be teaching feminist theory and technology at Brown University.

BONNY FINBERG'S fiction and poetry, as well as her photography, have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her work has been translated into French, Hungarian and Japanese and she is the author of the chapbook "Déjà Vu" (Corrupt Press); "How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era," a short story collection (Sisyphus Press); and her novel, "Kali's Day", is forthcoming in 2013, (Autonomedia/Unbearable Books). Bonny's writing has been included in the series Best American Erotica ed. by Susie Bright, the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thundersmouth Press), four "Unbearables" anthologies (Autonomedia) and "Lost and Found: New York Stories from Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood". Bonny has been an active participant in the downtown writing/reading community for 25 years and her written work and visual art are archived in the NYU Fales Library “Downtown Writers” collection. She is a frequent contributor to Sensitive Skin Magazine and A Gathering of Tribes, has work in The Brooklyn Rail and Evergreen Review and guest edited a poetry section devoted to Akilah Oliver for Big Bridge Magazine’s 15th Anniversary issue in 2012. Her photography has been published in print and online art journals and exhibits, including “A Book About Death” (Emily Harvey Gallery, NY); “Seeking Kali” and Davka. http://corruptpress.net/?q=node%2F21  and http://blog.sensitiveskinmagazine.com/author/bfinberg/

STEVE DALACHINSKY  was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, New York right after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His work has appeared in Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Upstairs at Duroc,,Up is Up But So is Down, the Unbearables anthologies: Help Yourself, The Worse Book I Ever Read and The Big Book of Sex (of which he is a co-editor) and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James "Blood" Ulmer, Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Evan Parker, Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell. His 1999 CD, Incomplete Direction (Knitting Factory Records), a collection of his poetry read in collaboration with various musicians, has garnered much praise. His chapbooks include Musicology (Editions Pioche, Paris 2005), Trial and Error in Paris (Loudmouth Collective 2003), Lautreamont's Laments (Furniture Press 2005), In Glorious Black and White (Ugly Duckling Presse 2005)), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (Iniquity Press 2011/12), Long Play E.P. (Corrupt Press, 2012) and From the Belly of Civilization – a book of color collages (Tonerworks Press 2013). His book The Final Nite(complete notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, Ugly Duckling Presse 2006) won the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award. His most recent books are Logos and Language, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Rogueart Press 2007), Reaching into the Unknown, a collaborative project with French photographer Jacques Bisceglia, RogueArt 2009) and A Superintendent’s Eyes (Unbearables/Autonomedia Books 2013). His latest CDs are Phenomena of Interference, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Hopscotch Records 2005), Merci Por Le Visite with Didier Lassere and Sebastian Capezza (Amor Fati – Bordeaux 2007), Massive Liquidity, (Bambalam Records – Bordeaux 2012), The Bill Has Been Paid with bassist Joelle Leandre (Dark Tree Records – Paris 2013) and The Fallout of Dreams with David Liebman and guest Richie Beirach (Rogueart – Paris 2013). He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe. He has participated in the Poetry Biennial Festival of Val de Marne, the Sons d’Hiver Festival of Paris and the Grim Festival in Marseilles. He is a contributing writer to the Brooklyn Rail. He has recently been nominated for a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jennifer K Dick is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt Press, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (UofGA Press, 2004), and 3 chapbooks including BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), TRACERY (Dusie, 2012) and RETINA/Rétine (Estepa Editions, France). CONVERSION, A new art-chapbook is forthcoming in Sept 2013 with Estepa. Jennifer teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, co-curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire Art mini-residency at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is also a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes book reviews for Drunken Boat and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence (UK). She keeps a blog at http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.com/ and is residing in Brooklyn this summer.

Jude Ziliak is a New York-based violinist. His performances have been described as "thoroughly entertaining" and "show-stealing" by the San Francisco Examiner. Under the auspices of Juilliard Historical Performance, where he earned a Graduate Diploma with Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts, he has been concertmaster for Juilliard415 under Jordi Savall at the Metropolitan Museum and Alice Tully Hall, and has performed with William Christie, Richard Egarr, Ton Koopman, and Masaaki Suzuki.Trained as a modern violinist at Rice University (MM), Boston University (BM), and the Royal College of Music, London, his activities have ranged from consort music of the sixteenth century to three dozen world premieres. Ziliak is a former member of Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival Orchestra, has been concertmaster at the National Orchestral Institute under Andrew Litton and has led unconducted orchestras there as a New Lights Fellow. For a taste of his work, see (listen to) the Youbute video of him at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1upBDVUoId0

Elizabeth Weinfield is the artistic director of New York-based viol consort, Sonnambula, and has appeared as a baroque violist and viol player with Anonymous 4, The Buxtehude Consort, Lionhart, Long & Away, The New York Consort of Viols, Parthenia, Holland’s Ensemble La Silva, and as viola da gamba soloist with the American Baroque Orchestra and others. She holds a Master’s degree in music from Oxford University and is a PhD candidate in historical musicology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where she is writing on 17th-century French pastoral music and iconography. Her work in museums has included the design of a baroque plucked strings exhibition at the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments; she is also the content editor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, a publication to which she contributes as a writer on music. She has spoken at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, and Rice, and is on the music faculty of Fordham University in New York. Recent recording credits include Gregory Spears's Requiem (New Amsterdam Records).