Literature Program
 


Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

UB English Department & Hallwalls present

Christine Hume

Exhibit X Fiction

Exhibit X
Christine Hume Christine Hume is the author of three books of poetry, and two chapbooks of lyric essays, most recently VENTIFACTS (Omnidawn, 2012). VENTIFACTS begins the year Hume's daughter develops a wind phobia, but quickly blows into lyric investigations of the wind in art, politics, and literature, highlighting the currents between imaginary relations and physical conditions. A bilingual edition of her selected poems from Lux Books, Wiesbaden, Germany will be coming out later this year. A professor in the interdisciplinary Creative Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University, she lives in Ypsilanti. Hume will perform selections of Ventifactsand "Speech Talks Back," a critical-creative curation of sound art that uses public speech overlaid with live narration. Find examples of her work here:

Hypertext collaboration with Jason Nelson
Video poem
Audio work

 
 
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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.