Literature Program

Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.


UB Poetics Plus presents:

Kenneth Goldsmith & Juliana Spahr

Co-editor of the magazine Chain, as well as several anthologies of poetics and criticism, Juliana Spahr is the author of seven volumes of poetry and a critical work, including Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (2001).

An ardent proponent of "boredom and uncreative writing," Kenneth Goldsmith—author of nine books, including Fidget, Soliloquy, and Day—teaches writing at the University of Pennsylvania and hosts a weekly radio show on WFMU-FM in Jersey City, NJ, as DJ "Kenny G."

Both poets will reconvene on the UB North Campus the next day (Tues., April 8) for a conversation in the Poetry Collection on the 4th floor of Capen Hall.

Spahr will also inaugurate the Returning Poet/Critic Series at 11:30 a.m., Tues., April 8 in the Oscar Silverman Room on the third floor of Clemens Hall, UB North Campus.

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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 ...