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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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.