Saturday, April 11, 2009

Earth Day and Poetry in NYC

EARTH DAY
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7-9pm
Exit Art, 475 Tenth Avenue, between 35th and 36th Street, NYC

Kicking off our SEA Poetry Series, poet Jonathan Skinner will read a selection of his poems and present a talk on “third landscapes,” entropoetics, and the coming planetary Pangaea-garden of invasive futures. Q & A and reception to follow. Conceived and organized by E.J. McAdams, poet and Associate Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy, New York City. FREE. Cash bar.

Jonathan Skinner’s poetry collections include With Naked Foot (Little Scratchpad, 2008) and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005). Recent poetry has appeared in onedit #12 < http://www.onedit.net/>. Skinner edits the journal ecopoetics < http://ecopoetics.wordpress.com/>, which features creative-critical intersections between writing and ecology. His essays on the poets Ronald Johnson and Lorine Niedecker appeared recently in volumes published by the National Poetry Foundation and by University of Iowa Press, respectively. His essay on “Boundary Work in Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Pollen” can be read in the online journal How2 < http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal/> and his essay on Bernadette Mayer's Studying Hunger can be read on ThoughtMesh . The piece “Ethno Plunderphonics: On Some Mockingbird Transcriptions” was included in the journal Intervalles . Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program, at Bates College in Central Maine, where he makes his home.

For more on Exit Art, visit: www.exitart.org

The SEA Poetry Series is part of a bigger Exit Art initiative called Social Environmental Aestetics (SEA). For more on SEA, visit: http://www.exitart.org/site/pub/exhibition_programs/SEA/index.html

For more on the current SEA show is Vertical Gardens, visit:
http://www.exitart.org/site/pub/exhibition_programs/SEA/vertical_gardens.html

PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHERS WHO CARE ABOUT ECOLOGY, POETRY, and ART.

1 comment:

E. J. said...

Thanks Phil for posting this. Wish you were going to be in town.

E.J.