HERRON / KNOX / COMPTON : minor american reading
hosted by kathryn l. pringle & Magdalena Zurawski
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Location: Ken Rumble's apartment in Durham, NC, US
500 n. duke st., apt. 55-204
(Google map with street view of 500 N Duke St building, from corner of Duke St & Corporation) To get there: Come up Duke St. from Main (or the vicinity) and turn right onto Corporation Drive across from DSA, then take an immediate left into the parking lot and then find a parking space there.
About the poets
*Patrick Herron* (http://patrickherron.com) is a poet, artist and information scientist living in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. His doll Lester is the author of the book Be Somebody (2008, Effing Press, recently reviewed in the Independent: http://tr.im/lesreview) while Patrick is the author of several books of poetry including The American Godwar Complex (2004, BlazeVox) as well as a recent book on text mining and scientific discovery (2008, Verlag Dr. Mueller). Patrick's web art has appeared in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and his proximate.org (http://proximate.org) is part of the permanent collection of the New Museum for Contemporary Art. You may find some of Patrick's poems and essays in journals such as The Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, Fulcrum, A Chide's Alphabet, and Talisman. He is the founder of the Carrboro International Poetry Festival, a member of the board of Carolina Wren Press, winner of the 2005 Triangle Arts Award from The Independent (Durham NC), and a former Carrboro NC Poet Laureate. Patrick teaches new media studies, develops serious games, and studies semiotic landscapes of innovation for the Jenkins Chair at Duke University. He is working on a new volume of poetry tentatively entited Embedded.
*Jennifer L. Knox* was born in Lancaster, California, where absolutely
anything can be made into a bong. Her poems have appeared in the
anthologies The Best American Poetry (1997, 2003 and 2006), Great
American Prose Poems: From Poe to Present, Free Radicals: American Poets
Before Their First Books, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800
to the Present. She has taught poetry writing at New York University and
Hunter College, and is available for children's parties, seances, and
tradeshow booth demonstrations. She lives in Brooklyn. For more information, see www.jenniferlknox.com.
*Shanna Compton* is the author of For Girls & Others (Bloof Books, 2008), Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), and several chapbooks, as well as the editor of GAMERS (Soft Skull, 2004). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2005. She teaches at The New School and runs the DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative at diypublishing.blogspot.com. She lives in a valley near a river in New Jersey. For more information, see www.shannacompton.com.
Feel free to bring beer, wine, crackers, cheese, chips, dips, carrots, celery, ice cream, bread, soup, apples, tomatoes, brazil nuts, religious iconography, a table cloth, root beer, toilet paper, salt & pepper, water, pita bread, some cds, a couch, your "issues," a sandwich, bacon, walnuts, a comfy chair, pillows, a sleeping bag, your nail file, a
hatchet, peanut butter, a fruit log, the way that you walk, a camera, a video-camera, a voice recorder, a baby, your cell phones, extra shoelaces, some spaghetti, an onion, a tray of delicious cured meats, forks, a spare tire, a friend, jewelry, donations, refrigerator magnets, a light bulb, other assorted paper products that could include napkins, several feathers, a cucumber, sake, a dingo, a McCain supporter, a copy of your diploma, a copy of a picture of your refrigerator, a refrigerator, a stamp with "Texas" on it, an extra pair of sneakers, an overweight balloon operator, a nice rabbit stew, a map, a picture of our lord jesus christ, your "schtick," that ass, a clown, fall leaves, a cabbage, mango, avocado, steak tartar, sushi, a boy named Sue, the woman crossing the street, a copy of an issue of Carolina Parent, flowers, \candles, body oil, apple sauce, and a bicycle helmet.