Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A kind of balance was achieved as Lori Anderson Moseman, author of All Steel, ate the Pringles chips Matthew Klane bought (at my behest) to catch the eye of prospective The Death of Pringle (THE DEATH OF PRINGLE!) readers / buyers. Her gusto, her robust appetite for junk food, sold many books at the AWP conference in Chicago, where Matthew and I released the latest from Flim Forum.
Justin Katko's The Death of Pringle is junk food of the gods, an ALL CAPS punk show flier libretto so ridiculous I can't in good conscience describe it here, where I am only ever serious. Suffice it to say The Death of Pringle ought to be read with green and pink Hi-Lite pens and a fizzing glass of cherry Coke.
An alternative / compliment, Lori Anderson Moseman's All Steel conducts the Flim Forum aesthetic.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Featured at the last Inescapable Rhythms, a collaboration between Joanna Solfrian and host Kristin Kostick. Kristin took a poem of Joanna’s and used it to make a poem of her own, Joanna took one of Kirstin’s, etc. They called the results translations. Apt enough.
Tho not an active collaboration, I took the form, key words, and images from Joanna’s “Yellow Afternoon” and made a poem of my own: “Yellow sun covered brown with coffee grounds. / Amber air covers over cities of cardboard / boxes, a light that ambles along the rippled Amazon.” etc, etc.—I’ll spare you the whole poem.
Julie Choffel came too, and in the spirit of the evening’s projects read the poem from her The Hello Delay that took “we” from Juliana Spahr.