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Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics w/ Gabrielle Civil :: Black Weirdo School

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March 11 | 7:00 pm Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics w/ Gabrielle Civil :: Black Weirdo School 

a multimedia performance, a special rendition of Black Weirdo School project, configured to address / incorporate innovative work by women poets (and artists) including Scalapino herself. The first performance of this project Black Weirdo School (Pop Up Critique premiered in this year’s LAX festival, followed by Black Weirdo School (Lorde Remix) for the Poetry Is Not a Luxury symposium curated by Ama Codjoe at the Guggenheim. This work oriented the audience into the Black Weirdo School and then opened the space to explore Lorde’s work.

Location: Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, Naropa University

March 12 | 12:00 pm | Spring Symposium Panel on Writing & Performance w/ Fargo Tbakhi, Jennifer Tamayo & Suzi Q. Smith

Location: Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, Naropa University

March 12 | 7:00 pm | Spring Symposium Reading w/ Scalapino Lecturer, Panelists, & Low Res Instructor, Serena Chopra

Location: Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, Naropa University

 


 

The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics is an annual lecture series with a focus on critical analysis of innovative poetry, essays, plays and cross-genre work primarily by women poets. The series invites contemporary writers to present their work in the spirit exemplified by Scalapino’s own critical writing and editorial vision as publisher of O Books.

The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture is made possible through generous support from Tracey Grinnell, Thomas J. White and the Leslie Scalapino – O Books Fund.

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Leslie Scalapino (July 25, 1944 – May 28, 2010) was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Berkeley. She traveled throughout her youth and adulthood to Asia, Africa and Europe — including Tibet, Bhutan, Japan, India, Mongolia, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere — and her writing was intensely influenced by these experiences. She published her first book, O and Other Poems, in 1976. In 1986, she founded O Books, dedicated to publishing innovative works by young and emerging poets, as well as prominent and established writers. She also taught writing for nearly 25 years at various institutions, including Bard College (16 years in the MFA program), Mills College, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California College of Arts in San Francisco. She lived with Tom White, her husband and friend of 35 years, in Oakland, CA until her death in 2010.

Scalapino is the author of thirty books of poetry, prose inter-genre-fiction, plays, and essays. Recent works include The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom (The Post-Apollo Press), Flow-Winged Crocodile and A Pair / Actions Are Erased / Appear (Chax Press), two plays published in one volume, The Animal is in the World like Water in Water (Granary Books), a collaboration between Scalapino and artist Kiki Smith and Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows (Starcherone Books), which is a pair, or preceding volume, to The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom. Scalapino’s It’s go in horizontal/Selected Poems, 1974-2006 was published by University of California Press at Berkeley in 2008. Other books of Scalapino’s poetry include Day Ocean State of Stars’ Night (Green Integer), a collection of eight years of writing; Zither & Autobiography (Wesleyan University Press), The Tango (Granary Press), a collaboration with artist Marina Adams, Orchid Jetsam (Tuumba), Dahlia’s Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction (FC2 Publishers); a reprint of the prose work Defoe by Green Integer; and It’s go in/quiet illumined grass/land (The Post-Apollo Press). A revised and expanded version of her essay book How Phenomena Appear to Unfold (originally published by Potes & Poets) iwas released in 2011 by Litmus Press.

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March 11
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Naropa University–Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, 80302 United States

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