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Improvisations with Nate Pape @ A.E. Randolph Presents!
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Improvisations with Nate Pape @ A.E. Randolph Presents!

I'll be performing 6.27.18 with musician Nate Pape in the A.E. Randolph presents series. Come check out Nate's powerful improvised guitar sojourns, and our newest text/visual/music collaboration.

My set will consist of text, improvised visuals, and Nate's experimental guitar work. I'll be using TouchViz, an awesome video mixing app from the great developers at Hexler.net. Here's what the TouchViz portion of the set looks like so far.

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Hope to see you there!

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Reading @ St. Rocco's
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Reading @ St. Rocco's

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Hope to see you April 22nd for my reading at St. Rocco's Reading's for the dispossessed in Albany NY. I'll be reading some new work using electronics and found sounds!

Featured with these awesome readers:

Laurin DeChae is a PhD candidate in Composition & Rhetoric at SUNY Albany, acting as the poetry editor for Barzakh Magazine. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of New Orleans. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Animal Literary, Pretty Owl Poetry and elsewhere.

Adam Tedesco is a founding editor of REALITY BEACH, a journal of new poetics. He conducts interviews and analyzes dreams for Drunk In A Midnight Choir. His recent poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Funhouse, Fanzine, Fence, Cosmonauts Avenue, Hobart, Plinth and elsewhere. He is the author of several chapbooks, most recently HEART SUTRA (REALITY BEACH), and ABLAZA (Lithic Press)

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Yes! Poetry and Performance Series 4.1.16
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Yes! Poetry and Performance Series 4.1.16

Our third Yes! of the "spring" season will feature Barzakh, the University at Albany literary journal, and will be guest curated by current editor Victorio Reyes. We look forward to readings by Michael Leong, Jill Hanifan, Laurin Jefferson, Ben Nadler, and more!

$5 suggest donation

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Barzakh is a multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd’s co-editorship of Jed Rasula’s Wch Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh. Ours is not an “ism” but as an “isthmus” (see below) that links disparate articulations (between tongues, between histories) in the interplay of text, sound, and image.

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Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region. A community-based and community supported organization, the mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience.

A few blocks from our old space, the gallery is located in the Arcade Building behind a new Stacks Espresso bar. Entry into the space is up the alleyway to the right of the building (if you're facing from Broadway).

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Canyons at Caffè Lena
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Canyons at Caffè Lena

Melody Davis, a poet and art historian, is the author of four books including Holding the Curve (Broadstone Books), and Women’s Views:  The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America (University Press of New Hampshire).  Davis has held writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and she was a finalist in the National Poetry Series.  She is an associate professor of art history at the Sage College of Albany and publishes poetry and art criticism internationally.

Albany poets Matthew Klane and James Belflower, co-curators of Yes! Poetry & Performance Series, a project that “brings poetry into conversation with other art forms,” perform work from Canyons (Film Forum Press), a collection of images and texts reimagining  “Manifest Destiny” and its virulent consequences. Their performance is a combination of layered voices, projected collages, and soundscapes created with theremin and distorted vocal effects.

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Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop Reading
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop Reading

With Myself, Jaclyn Lovell, Matthew Klane, and Jeff T. Johnson. Matthew and I will be reading from our new book Canyons. This promises to be a great time! Hope to see you there!

Canyons by Matthew Klane and James Belflower

More about the poets...

Jeff T. Johnson’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Fanzine, PEN America, Jacket2, Encyclopedia Vol. 3, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. With Claire Donato, he collaborates on Special America. His open-field concrete digital poem THE ARCHIVERSE is documented at archiverse.net, and is anthologized in Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. A chapbook, trunc & frag, is at Our Teeth. He is currently a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute. For more information, visit jefftjohnson.com.

Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is forthcoming from Fence Digital (2016). He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College. See: matthewklane.blogspot.com.

Jaclyn Lovell is a Part-Time Assistant Professor at The New School, where she received her MFA (2011). Wisconsin-born, she can still catch frogs with her bare hands and continues to smile on her subway commute from Brooklyn, her home for the last seven years. When she is not writing about the relationship between princesses and hunting, or the storing of trauma in limbs, she’s officiating weddings for close friends and family. Editor in Chief at LIT from 2009-2014, she’s thrilled to be back on the editing scene and working with the good people at Boog City!

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Canyons Tour: Full Reading Schedule
Sep
10
to Dec 3

Canyons Tour: Full Reading Schedule

Canyons Tour

August 14, 2016

August

August 19th @ PUBLICATION STUDIO, Troy - 7:30pm

     Book Launch!

 

September

September 10th @ Berl's Poetry Bookshop, Brooklyn - 8:00pm

     w/ Jeff T. Johnson and Jaclyn Lovell

 

October

October 6th - Just Buffalo

October 7th @ Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee - 7:00pm

October 8th @ Asymptote & Zygote, Chicago

October 9th @ Public Space ONE, Iowa City - 6:00pm

October 22nd @ Publicly Complex, Providence 

 

November

November 18th @ Charmed Instruments, Philadelphia - 7:30pm

November 19th in Baltimore - TBA

November 20th @ In Your Ear, Washington DC

 

December

December 3rd @ Yes! Poetry and Performance Series, Albany - 7:00pm

      w/ Joe Hall, Cheryl Quimba, and Carl Skoggard

Hope to see you there!

From Canyons by Matthew Klane and James Belflower

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