2/15: Kate Bornstein, Camille Roy, Kaplan Harris

TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice

presents poetics/practices/manifestos by:

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM
in the Martin E. Segal Theatre,
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

What are the new poetics and the new manifestos? What do authors actually do when they write, and what can be learned from their investigations? This series of talks on queer poetics, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the relationship between queer writing/artmaking process, pedagogy, and the manifesto.

Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, college & high school lecturer, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has written several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw and My Gender Workbook (an updated edition is forthcoming in 2012). Her 2006 book, Hello, Cruel World is an underground best seller. May 1st sees the release of her first memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, from Beacon Press. She has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe.

Camille Roy is a writer and performer. Her most recent book is Sherwood Forest, from Futurepoem. Earlier books include Cheap Speech, a play, from Leroy, and Craquer, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books, as well as Swarm (two novellas, Black Star Series), among others. She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative (CoachHouse 2005, re-issued 2010). Roy has taught creative writing at San Francisco State University, California State University SummerArts, and Naropa.

Kaplan Harris is writing a history of Bay Area poetry & activism in the wake of the New Left. His recent work is found in American Literature, Contemporary Literature, Jacket, Jacket2, Open Letter, Paideuma, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Postmodern Culture, and Wild Orchids. He is also editing, with Peter Baker & Rod Smith, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press. He lives in Buffalo, NY.

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TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice is curated by Tim Trace Peterson

All events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), The Graduate Center Ph.D. Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group

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