Literature Program

Wednesday, March 4, 1987


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Glenn O'Brien reads fiction and non-fiction, with musical selections from Glenn O'Brien's Beat, his monthly rock music survey for Interview magazine.

(ARCHIVAL NOTE: I invited Glenn O'Brien to visit Buffalo on March 4, 1987 as part of the Fiction Diction series I had started programming in fall 1984. O'Brien's visit to Buffalo and appearance at Hallwalls was just 10 days away when his good friend and Interview magazine employer Andy Warhol died unexpectedly on February 22, 1987. At his reading at Buff State (jointly sponsored by Fiction Diction and Critical Issues)O'Brien read a new piece about Warhol he had written on January 28/29, 1987, with a one-paragraph coda he appended the day after Warhol's death, February 23, 1987; O'Brien gave me this piece—entitled "Andy"—and another piece entitled "The Typical New Yorker" for publication in the Hallwalls prose anthology I then edited, Blatant Artifice No. 2/3, pages 101–105. I just got the news today, April 7, 2017, thirty years later, that Glenn O'Brien has died. Edmund Cardoni, 4/7/2017, 2:00 p.m.)

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...