Donate to the ESA Union Fund!

June 1st, 2016
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The English Student Association is seeking donations to an ESA union fund that we’re thinking of as a communal safety net in case of a Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC) strike or other action that might hurt economically vulnerable people in our department.
 
To donate, please go to https://community.gc.cuny.edu/ProgramGifts. Under the “Designation” drop down menu, choose “Doctoral Students’ Union (DSC).” Under “Comments,” in the “Additional Information” section, type the phrase “ESA Union Fund”. If you prefer to write a check, write it to “CUNY GSUC DSC” and include a memo that references the ESA Union Fund.
 
E-mail egoetz@gradcenter.cuny.edu with any questions! Thank you for your time and consideration.

Revelation poetry

May 9th, 2016
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Come read & listen & think & dance & revelate with us at Revels Spring 2016!

Readers will include Sara Deniz Akant, Liz Goetz, Karen Lepri, Conor Tomás, & other luminaries. We will be passing the hat at beginning and end to collect donations for an ESA union fund–a communal safety net for students in our program (inspired by but separate from similar efforts by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY), so bring yer dollars and good will!

Be there: 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, room 4406, Ph.D. Program in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Sponsored by GC Poetics & the CUNY Graduate Center – English Student AssociationRSVP here.

Revelation Poetry

December 11th, 2015
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Today, December 11, 2015, at 5 p.m. in Room 4406 of the CUNY Graduate Center, Sara Deniz Akant, Erin Glass, Liz Goetz, Christina Katopodis, Velina Manolova, Stefano Morello, & Öykü Tekten will be reading! Please join us for poetry & revels.

Revels reading & zine release, May 8, 5 p.m.

April 28th, 2015
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Please join us at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, in GC 4406 for READINGS from Cori L. Gabbard, Erin Glass, Christina Katopodis, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, Maryam Parhizkar, Seth Stewart, Sara Jane Stoner, Allen Strouse, and more!

We are especially excited for this evening because it will see the release of our very limited-edition, riot-grrl-zine-inspired CHAPBOOK, which will feature work by Esther Bernstein, Erin Glass, Cori L. Gabbard, Elizabeth Goetz, Seth Graves, Christina Katopodis, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, Andrew Lucchesi, Velina Manolova, Maryam Parhizkar, Micheal Rumore, & Allen Strouse — with illustrations by Iemanja Brown, Karen Lepri, Jojo Karlin, & Christina Katopodis.

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Hybrid Poetics & Institutional Interventions: A reading from LABOR & conversation with Jill Magi (moderated by Maryam Parhizkar)

February 23rd, 2015
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Monday, March 23, 6:30 PM
CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5414
Open to the public
Sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center Poetics Group

Jill Magi works in text, image, and textile and is the author of Threads (Futurepoem), Torchwood (Shearsman), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse), Cadastral Map (Shearsman), and, most recently, LABOR (Nightboat). She also just completed a monograph, available as an e-book, on textimage hybridity called Pageviews/Innervisions: a textimage theory and curriculum. Jill ran Sona Books for ten years, she was a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council writer-in-residence, and an artist in residence with the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn. She has taught at the City College of New York, The Eugene Lang College, Goddard College, and the MFA programs at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. In 2013 she accepted a post in Abu Dhabi for New York University where she occasionally teaches poetry workshop, and, more regularly, a course on expository writing through the study of textiles in culture, art, and science. You can view her web-site here.

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A Reading & Conversation with Don Mee Choi (moderated by Leslie Synn & Simone White))

February 24th, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013, 3pm,

@ the Graduate Center, Rm 5409

Don Mee Choi was born in S. Korea and came to the U.S. as a student in 1981. Her poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, disorient journalzine, and Gargoyle. The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010) is her first book. She also translates contemporary Korean women poets; her most recent is All the Garbage of the World, Unite! by Kim Hyesoon (Action Books, 2011). She is a recipient of a 2012 Lucien Stryck Asian Translation Prize, a 2011 Whiting Writer’s Award, a Daesan Translation Grant, a Korea Literature Translation Institute Translation Grant, an American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowship, and has served as poet-in-residence at the Henry Art Gallery. She holds a BFA and an MFA from the California Institute for the Arts and a PhD in Modern Korean Literature and Translation from Union Institute and University. She lives in Seattle, where she is an instructor in adult basic education at Renton Technical College.

 

A Conversation with Maggie O’Sullivan (moderated by Erica Kaufman)

February 11th, 2013
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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6-8pm

@ the Graduate Center, CUNY, Rm 5414

Maggie O’Sullivan born 20th July, 1951 Lincolnshire, England to Irish Catholic parents. Poet, artist, editor, publisher, she has performed her work and published internationally since the late 1970’s and is involved in numerous performance/workshop presentations, courses and residences. Between 1973 and 1988 she worked for BBC-TV, latterly as a researcher and production assistant on arts documentary films, notably the award-winning Arena series. For the last 16 years, she has lived on the Pennines outside Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

You can learn more about Maggie O’Sullivan, as well as read samples of her writing and view images of her visual artwork, on her website: http://www.maggieosullivan.co.uk/index.html

“I accrue hordes”: a Reading & Conversation with Simon Pettet (moderated by Kyle Waugh)

February 10th, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6-8pm

@ the Graduate Center, CUNY, Rm 5409

Simon Pettet is an English-born poet and long-time resident of New York’s Lower East Side. He has compiled and edited Selected Art Writings (1998) of the poet James Schuyler, as well as Schuyler’s uncollected poetry, Other Flowers (2011), and has collaborated with photographer-filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt on Conversations about Everything and Talking Pictures. Pettet’s Selected Poems (1995) is still available from Talisman House, as is his 2006 collection, More Winnowed Fragments, as well as Hearth (2008), his collected poems.

“Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity”: A Celebration of Jed Rasula’s New Anthology

February 9th, 2013
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Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6-8pm

@ the Graduate Center, CUNY, Rm 4406 (the English lounge)

Jed Rasula has a B.A. from Indiana University, and a PhD from the History of Consciousness Program at University of California, Santa Cruz. Taught at Pomona College (California) and Queen’s University (Canada) before coming to UGA in 2001. Publications include The American Poetry Wax Museum (1996), Imagining Language with Steve McCaffery (1998, paperback edition 2001), This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry (2002), Syncopations: Contemporary American Poetry and the Stress of Innovation (2004) and Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (2009). Also, poetry books Tabula Rasula (1986) and Hot Wax, or Psyche’s Drip (2007). Most recent publication is the anthology Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (2012). Recently completed are two book length manuscripts on modernism, and under contract with Basic Books is “Destruction Was My Beatrice,” a study of the Dada movement.

“After Translation”: a Conversation with Ignacio Infante (moderated by Margaret Carson)

January 10th, 2013
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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6-8pm

@ the Graduate Center, CUNY, Rm 4116 (HLBLL Thesis Room)

Ignacio Infante will discuss After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic (Fordham University Press, 2013), which rethinks the theoretical paradigm of Anglo-American “modernism” based on the transnational, interlingual, and transhistorical features of the work of key modern poets writing on both sides of the Atlantic— namely, the Portuguese Fernando Pessoa; the Chilean Vicente Huidobro; the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca; the San Francisco–based poets Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and Robin Blaser; the Barbadian Kamau Brathwaite; and the Brazilian brothers Haroldo and Augusto de Campos.

Ignacio Infante (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis. His main fields of research include modern poetry, modernist and avant-garde poetics, Peninsular cultural studies, transatlantic literary studies, comparative literature, and translation theory.  He has also published two literary translations, Una ola (Barcelona: Random House Mondadori, 2002)—a translation into Spanish of John Ashbery’s A Wave, and Cómo viven los muertos (Barcelona: Random House Mondadori, 2003)—a translation of Will Self’s How the Dead Live.


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