Rachel Blau DuPlessis in Sheffield

The Centre for Poetry & Poetics presents a poetry reading with: Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Theatre Workshop, 4a Sherwood Road, S10 2TD University of Sheffield

Friday 20th January 2017, 17.45pm 

Rachel Blau DuPlessis (born Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet and essayist, feminist critic and scholar with a special interest in modernist and contemporary  poetry. She is the author of the multi-volume long poem Drafts, (1986-2012), from Salt Publishing and Wesleyan called “one of the major poetic achievements of our time” by Ron Silliman. Post-Drafts    books    include    Interstices   (Subpress, 2014),Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions, 2015), the collage-poem Numbers (in press) and a companion long poem, Traces. She has written a trilogy of critical essays on gender and poetics: The Pink Guitar, Blue Studios and Purple Passages, several other critical books, as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). http://rachelblauduplessis.com/

EMMA COCKER TRANSMISSION LECTURE AND BOOK LAUNCH

Join us on for an evening with Sheffield artist Emma Cocker.

From 4.30pm – 6pm, Emma will give a lecture about the wider context of her practice as a writer-artist, as part of the Transmission Lecture Series, a series of free art lectures produced by Site Gallery in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University’s Fine Art Department.

Following the lecture at Sheffield Hallam University, join us at Site Gallery from 6pm for the launch of Emma’s first collection of writing – The Yes of the No (published by Site Gallery in 2016). Emma will read from the book at 7pm.

Existing in the space between imaginative proposition and a call to action, The Yes of 
the No is an assemblage of provocations, proposals and potential ways of operating
— ranging from navigating the city and inhabiting the margins to errant acts of reading; from preparing for the unexpected
to learning how to ‘not know’, from minor acts of singular sedition to collective expressions of an insurgent ‘we’.

Emma Cocker is a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Reader in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. Cocker’s work often addresses the endeavour of creative 
labour, focusing on models of (art) practice and subjectivity that resist the pressure of a single, stable position by remaining wilfully unresolved. Her recent writing has been published in Failure (2010); Stillness in a Mobile World (2011); Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought (2011); Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art (2012); On Not Knowing: How Artists Think (2013); Reading/ Feeling (2013) and Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (2017).

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Cathy Butterworth – A Preview

The next Other Room takes place on December 7th 2016 at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and as always is free entry. It features Kerry Morrison, Wayne Clements & Cathy Butterworth. More at the EVENTS page.

Cathy Butterworth is an artist who makes work at the intersection of writing, performance and visual art. Her recent pamphlet Cimmerian was published by Dock Road Press. Performance actions, writing and visual art projects include: Sketches for Britain (Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, 2010), 22 Mondays (durational performance with Mark Greenwood, 2015), Everyone in Your Life is a Figment of Your Imagination (Delhi, 2015), Elective Affinities (Tate Liverpool 2016) and True Blue: 26 Lost Performances (2016). Her literary object, Fortunate, will be published by zimZalla in December 2016.

Kerry Morrison – A Preview

The next Other Room takes place on December 7th 2016 at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and as always is free entry. It features Kerry Morrison, Wayne Clements & Cathy Butterworth. More at the EVENTS page.

Kerry Morrison – Kerry is an experienced environment artist and ecologist. She has worked throughout the UK, including commissions for Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, and Grizedale Forest. Kerry has also worked in forests in Japan and Korea, parks, wilderness and farms in Germany, neighbourhoods in America, and urban streets in Finland. Her work is often performative and since 2006 she has endeavoured to create art without creating demands on natural resources.

Here is an example of her work, ‘Bird Sheet Music’ as featured on the BBC and at The Tate Gallery