Vanessa Place: "What is So Funny About Poetry?: and the Death of the Text"

On Monday and Tuesday, May 6th and 7th, the Los Angeles-based conceptualist writer, theorist, and performance artist Vanessa Place will give a performance and two colloquia sponsored by the English Department.  All events are free and open to the public.

"I is not a subject": Conceptualisms, Radical Evil and Writing Now: Monday, May 6th, 12:30 - 1:45 PM, EPB 304

Performance and Discussion: Monday May 6th, 7:00 PM, EPB 304

Q&A with Vanessa Place: Tuesday, May 7th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, EPB 427

A brilliant and mercurial presence in the contemporary poetry scene, Place is the author with Robert Fitterman of the aphoristic and influential Notes on Conceptualisms, published in 2009 by Ugly Duckling Presse.  Her books of poetry and conceptual writing include Dies: A Sentence (Les Figues, 2006), a 50,000-word, one-sentence novel in verse; La Medusa (2008); and Statement of Facts (2010), the first volume of her trilogy Tragodía which repurposes legal prosecution and defense documents verbatim.

“Conceptual writing,” Christian Bök says, “teaches us to write about the wrench, not the monkey.” 

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