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U.S. poet Alice Notley reads the poem “There Was Also Valium in the Drink, Placed There By Two Other People” from Disobedience, winner of the 2002 International Griffin Poetry Prize.
Notley will be reading at the University of Chicago as part of The Renaissance Society’s Fall Poetry Reading Series this Thursday, November 17, at 6pm. The event is co-sponsored by University of Chicago’s Poem Present and is FREE and open to the public. For more info, see our website.
“In his first complete translation of Paul Verlaine’s book, Kirchwey sounded out the voice of a young poet and cast of literary personas behind the Symbolist Verlaine of later years. To capture the cadence and the rhythms of the poems in the original, Kirchwey prefaced his translations with a reading of Verlaine in French. In the conversation that followed, he discussed the difficulties of translation – the struggle between preserving form and meaning.”
Laura Letinsky had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 2004 titled Hardly More Than Ever. Here, she speaks about Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition from 1994 and the influenced Renaissance Society Director and Chief Curator has had on her.
Join us Sunday, November 6, 4pm for a reading/performance/book launch from Mike Edison. This event will be to celebrate the release of DIRTY! DIRTY! DIRTY! of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers: AN AMERICAN TALE OF SEX AND WONDER. RSVP via Facebook.
Sidenote: There will be a brunch reception preceding the reading/performance/book launch for Renaissance Society student members. From 12pm-2pm, enjoy bagels, coffee and a gallery tour from Hamza Walker. If you aren’t a student member, it is easy and free to sign up: www.tinyurl.com/studentmember
ATTENTION STUDENTS! The Renaissance Society is into its second year of the Student Membership Program. It is free, easy to sign up, and includes:
Discount on publications
Invitations to student-exclusive events
Quarterly Student Newsletter
To sign up: http://bit.ly/qhagUv. Sign up today! The first student membership event of the year is going to be a brunch preceding Mike Edison’s talk at The Renaissance Society Sunday, November 6th, 12pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven discusses anarchy vs. creativity in her work. Excerpt from her Artist Talk at The Renaissance Society, September 25, 2011. Her solo exhibition, In a Saturnian World, will be on view through December 18, 2011. For more info, see our website - http://bit.ly/oN5HHR
To explore the interactive component of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s In a Saturnian World, visit Pluriform I and Pluriform II. These are interactive animations that can be accessed on-line. Developed in Quicktime VR, Pluriform I and II are based on a suite of drawings and collages the artist has translated into a spatialized realm she refers to as a mind map.