This is a book of full-length interviews with the poets Karen Mac Cormack, Jennifer Moxley, Caroline Bergvall and Andrea Brady carried out between 2008 and 2009 in the UK and USA by Scott Thurston. During the course of these conversations, the poets explore a huge range of topics likely to interest anyone concerned with the state of innovative poetry today. Each interview considers the complete oeuvre of each writer and includes detailed engagements with selected texts as well as unfolding themes such as the role of innovation, the politics of poetry and reflections on lyric and autobiography. Each interview is footnoted and there is an extensive bibliography. Out now on Shearsman.
Edge Hill University
Wednesday 26 January, 7.30pm.
Caroline Bergvall / Ross Sutherland / Laura Dockril / Hannah Silva
The third in Mercy’s occasional series of language-in-performance events returns to its roots with four of the top practitioners of innovative poetry in performance – seeing out the Bluecoat’s Chapter and Verse Literature Festival.
REVOLUTION IN FORM #3
at the Bluecoat
Sunday 17th October, 9.30 – 11.00
Speaking Out: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice
Saturday 6 February 2010, 10.30–17.30
This symposium focuses on the use of the spoken word in artistic practice and its manifestations in sonic and audiovisual art works. Taking the lead from the recently published anthology of works Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice, this event encompasses performances, talks and conversations by artists and researchers who employ spoken words as their material and inspiration.
Contributors include Tomomi Adachi, Caroline Bergvall, David Toop, Imogen Stidworthy, Brandon LaBelle, Oswaldo Macià and Trevor Wishart.
In collaboration with CRISAP, Creative Research into Sound Art Practice, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
£25 (£15 concessions), booking recommended
Caroline Bergvall’s Lingual Scultpures
Lively posting on a few of Caroline Bergvall’s pieces by Canadian poet Sina Queyras on the Poetry Foundation’s widely read blog, Harriet.
Includes a sound file.
Posted on 26 January 2010.
To be followed by a written Q&A to be published in the next few days.
Other recent events available to view/hear/check up on:
Papers by Caroline Bergvall, Andrea Brady & Robert Hampson