Wednesdays, Nov. 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 8 | 6:30–8:00pm ET | FREE | Live-streamed and in-person at Tibet House US Gallery
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Tibet House US and Arden Wohl present Towering Mind, four evenings of poetry and performance to celebrate the life and work of Allen Ginsberg on the occasion of his photography exhibition Transforming Minds at Tibet House US up now through January 16th.
November 10: Eileen Myles, David Rimanelli, Bob Holman, Ilka Scobie, Jeffrey Wright, Anna Gurton Wachter, Alex Butler, Monique Erickson, Stefan Bondell
November 17: David Rimanelli, Kyle Dacuyan, Emmanuel Olunkwa, Stephanie LaCava, Lizzi Bougatsos, Helixx C. Armageddon, Eric Palgon, Karen Finley, Ivan Diaz, Amy Lawless, Stephen Ira Beatty, Aaron Fagan
December 1: Anne Waldman, Mary Reilly, Max Steele, Victoria Redel, Seung-Min Lee, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Ronee Blakley, Steven Taylor, Sparrow
December 8: Alice Attie, Max Blagg, David Rimanelli, Joey Frank, Das Audit, Bob Rosenthal, Emily Sundblad, and Ken Okiishi
Alice Attie graduated from Barnard College with a degree in French Literature, concentrating in nineteenth century French Poetry. She received an MFA in Poetry at The City College of New York, under the tutelage of the late June Jordan. In 1991, she completed my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the meeting place of language and the unspeakable, specifically on the modern elegy, studying how we struggle to accommodate, through language, what is inaccessible to it, what words do to compensate for loss. After completing her doctorate, Attie taught literature, at the college level, for many years. As a student of literature, she was, and continues to be, intrigued by writers who labor within language to lift themselves out of it. The ethical and aesthetic issues that arise from Attie’s interest in thresholds, the limnal spaces, between presence and absence, defined and uncertain space, their complex and many permutations, continue to inspire her works. Alice Attie is both a poet and a visual artist. Her two recent poetry books, These Figures Lining the Hills and Under the Aleppo Sun, were published by Seagull Books. Her upcoming volume of poetry is scheduled for release in 2022, also with Seagull Books. Attie’s artworks are in many collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, The Getty Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
David Rimanelli is a writer and art critic whose work has appeared in Artforum, where he has served as Contributing Editor since 1996, and also Bookforum, Parkett, Flash Art, frieze, Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vogue Paris, L’Officiel, Elle Decor, the New York Times magazine, and others. He’s doing his own thing now, finally.
Joey Frank is an artist and writer is and semiotician and astrologer living in Red Hook Brooklyn. He’s a founding editor of Intercourse magazine for Pioneer Works and in 2007 he produced and assistant directed the award winning documentary Manda Bala (Send a Bullet). In 1993 he won an award at the Parkmont Poetry festival for his poem Death. His several unpublished books, Raccoon, Lemur, Housecat and Little Miss Sun Sign will soon see the light of day with a republished version of Allimbus (2010). Go see his gallery show “Seven Cervical Vertebrae” at Real Pain, 30 orchard st. Nov 13 – Dec 13
Das Audit is a New York-based ensemble currently consisting of of Eve Essex (alto sax/flutes) and Craig Kalpakjian (guitar). Using both improvisation and compositional structures, the group combines noise and drone-oriented passages with melodic patterns and harmonic exchanges. Motivated by physical and formal properties of sound, they draw on a wide range of references including minimalism, krautrock, and classical music.
Bob Rosenthal (b. 1950); Straight Around Allen: On the Business of Being Allen Ginsberg, Beatdom Books 2019, Cleaning Up New York, republished Little Book Room, 2016. Books of poetry: Morning Poems, Lies About the Flesh, Rude Awakenings, Viburnum, and Eleven Psalms; plays co-written with Bob Holman: The Cause of Gravity, The Whore of the Alpines, Bicentennial Suicide, Clear The Range.