A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2012
UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON, LONDON
Featuring poetry readings and discussion by: Tim Atkins, Heather Dubrow, Jeff Hilson, Harryette Mullen, Don Paterson, Philip Terry and Cathy Shrank.
For more details on how to book, please contact Julia Noyce on firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Jaeger will perform at the next Other Room on Tuesday 12th June at The Castle in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. Peter’s books include Eckhart Cars, Rapid Eye Movement and The Persons. You can find online examples of his work at onedit and an interview at Rob Mclennan’s blog.
The other performers will be Ira Lightman and Helmut Lemke.
We can confirm the performers for our July gig at Leeds Gallery (not Leeds Art Gallery). A very special visit from Hazel Smith, Ryan Ormonde coming from London and The Other Room’s Tom Jenks’ and Chris McCabe’s uproarious shindig collaboration Gnomes; now in its third guise. Before that of course at our new home in Manchester, The Castle, we welcome Peter Jaeger, Ira Lightman and Helmut Lemke on June 12th, details in the column to the right. August 14th in Manchester sees Frank Kuppner, Nathan Jones and David Gaffney whoop it up.
Reading and discussions 4-6th May in Bristol including Peter Jaeger, Harriet Tarlo, Larry Lynch, Marianne Morris, Nick Thurston, John Hall
Full programme HERE
Tuesday, 28th February 2012, 7:30pm
The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University
Edge Hill’s Creative Writing Department present
An Evening with Canadian poet, Peter Jaeger, at the Rose Theatre.
Tickets £4.00 all
Peter Jaeger is a Canadian poet, literary critic and text-based artist now living in the UK. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Rapid Eye Movement (2009) and The Persons (2011). He has recently collaborated with the video artist Kaz to produce the film Nozomi, which was exhibited at the Bury Text Festival in 2011, and he is currently
working on a critical monograph on John Cage. Peter uses found texts to write through the words of others: those protagonists who have animated his imagination and left their traces in newspapers, emails, diaries, books (from literature to philosophy), and in all the countless ephemera with which the externalised inner drama of our lives plays out.
Peter Jaeger teaches poetry and literary theory at Roehampton University, in London. http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Peter-Jaeger/
His work includes the poetry collections Power Lawn (1999), Eckhart Cars (2004), and Prop (2007), as well as a critical study on contemporary poetics, entitled ABC of Reading TRG: Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, and the Toronto Research Group (2000). He currently divides his time between London and rural Somerset, where he lives with his family.
Recent book from Reality Street: Rapid Eye Movement follows a strict constraint: two bands of text run continuously throughout the book. The top band consists entirely of fragmented dream narratives recorded by historical and contemporary dreamers, while the lower band juxtaposes found material which includes the word “dream.” No two sentences taken from the same source follow each other. As an investigation of the sign “dream” across a number of social discourses, including literature, psychoanalysis, advertising, popular culture, song lyrics, philosophy and
religious literature, Rapid Eye Movement presents a record of our culture dreaming.
“Jaeger dreams of the day when forestry operations can use balloon-based, skidding devices that float above the treetops and winch trees out of the forest without damaging the woodland floor. Jaeger dreams up some interesting shots. Jaeger dreams of peace. His book of dreams is not too different from a hope chest. His dreams are getting better all the time.
His dreams are coming true.”
Members of the Edge Hill Poetry and Poetics Research group will be reading as a warm-up.
A talk by Craig Dworkin, The Logic of Format: Prose into Poetry
Introduced by Peter Jaeger
Thursday 22 September, 7pm
Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1