Reconfigurations 5 is packed with dialogue & figuration, craft & critique,
difference & innovation, song & vision. Forty-five poems (eight of which are
image/texts), two fictions, one portfolio of thirty-three drawings, five
articles/essays, and one wiki-conversation (with contributions from twenty-five
writers/scholars). All submissions and works accepted for publication were
reviewed by the editorial board and/or by other external reviewers.
Reconfigurations is an open-access, annual, independently managed, peer-reviewed
journal for poetics and poetry & literature and culture that aims to build
bridges among different communities.
Our work here turns upon generative contradictions. We are both outside of
established institutional hierarchies of process and production (we are online
in the form of a blog) and we are the epitome of such systems (we are
peer-reviewed). We seek to gather and present both creative and scholarly
texts—a judiciously selected diversity of genres/modes and forms of discourse.
We exist as a dynamic space for readers and writers invested in tradition and
innovation. Such dedication to both/and, such inclusion of opposition, is
required by our project of reconfiguration.
A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
It's as eclectic & full of energy as ever, has as a special feature Michael
Gottlieb's new essay, *Letters to a Middle-Aged Poet*, & contains new work
from Grzegorz Wróblewski, Noha Al-Badry, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Tom Beckett,
j/j hastain, Arhm Choi, John Martone, Philip Byron Oakes, Bobbi Lurie, John
M. Bennett, Raymond Farr, Donna Kuhn, Calvin Pennix, Cecelia Chapman, bruno
neiva, Travis Cebula, Theodoros Chiotis, Adam Trawick, Sean Ulman, Ana
Viviane Minorelli, Lakey Comess, Spencer Selby, James McLaughlin, Katie
Berger, Caleb Puckett, Stephen Nelson, Andrew Topel, Jeff Harrison,
Claramarie Burns, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Marthe Reed, Kit Kennedy, Jill
Jones, Márton Koppány, Andrew Taylor, Stu Hatton, SJ Fowler, David Harrison
Horton, Daniel f Bradley, Susan Gangel & Terry Turrentine, Howie Good, John
Pursch, Joseph Cooper, D.J. Huppatz, Cherie Hunter Day, Stuart Barnes, Bill
Drennan, Charles Freeland, Adam Fagin, Marty Hiatt, Eva Heisler, Helen
White, dan raphael, Bob Heman, Tim Wright, Michael Brandonisio, J. D.
Nelson, & Mark Cunningham.
Tuesday at 6:00pm until Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:30pm
Calls for Papers for International Conference at Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, Mulhouse, France
CFP online at : http://lex-icon21.blogspot.com/ Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century). //
Short version of CFP Anglais : This conference will unite researchers from varied disciplines in order to begin formulating a new criticism for the 21st century’s authors and visual artists who are given to making texts to see as if they were geometric forms, or forms to read, colors and visual sequences whose nature it had once been to reach spectators and their perceptions with an inherent immediacy.
In particular, Lex-ICON will focus on the reception of hybrid works, asking whether language and words are necessary to say or communicate things and ideas or even to think. Can one simply feel thought through the gaze without ever really having the words, the grammar and thus language itself to describe it? Is a process of translation from the visual to linguistic necessary for thought to take place? The debates which have surrounded the treatment, classification, teaching, economy and reception of such works and the theories on lexiconographic work have long lived in separate ponds, our idea is to unify them to seek a common, cross-disciplinary discourse.
Discussions and panels will be joined by a series of artistic and literary presentations and performances during and around the conference in the region of Alsace and the city of Mulhouse.
Paper proposals (250-300 words) in French or English should be emailed before the 25th of February 2012. They should be sent to both Jennifer K Dick (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and to Océane Delleaux (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1912 - 2012 CALL FOR WORKS: DEADLINE February 15, 2012. PLEASE REPOST
The modern use of collage techniques is consider to have begin in 1912 with works by Pablo Picasso (such as shown). Constructive art as been growing ever since. To celebrate this 100 year anniversary the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) would like to invite you to contribute one or more modest sized hand-made collages, assemblages, box assemblages or constructions* representative of your working style for a large (hopefully overwhelming) exhibition that will be held in 2012. A catalog of the exhibition will be created and made available to contributors at actual cost. A PDF version of the catalog will be available to contributors for free.
No Fees, No jury, all works accepted and exhibited, none returned. Your contribution will become an important part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
What is needed.
Please send one or more collages, assemblages, box assemblages or constructions of modest size (you decide what is ‘modest’) that is ready to hang on a wall or exhibit on a pedestal or shelf. Works on paper should be framed if possible or, at a minimum, send in a clear resealable polypropylene bag. Unframed works will be hung together like an installation.
On the back or bottom of the work please be sure to include your name and contact information as well as an email address and your website if you have one.
In addition, please send by email:
o Additionally, send a digital (1000-1200 pixels on the long side) of the work by email with description and contact information for the web page that will be created for the exhibition.
o A thoughtful statement expressing your views about collage, assemblage and/or constructive art as a contemporary form of art making and/or discuss the history of this genre and why it is interesting to you. These statements will be part of the catalog. Imagine that you are primarily speaking to the other artists who will be participating.
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Among the fine writers you can read at On Barcelona are Aaron Belz,
Geoffrey Gatza, Larissa Shmailo, Michael Rothenberg, Helen Duberstein,
Lynda Schor, Gregory Vincent de St. Thomasino, David Weinstock, Bill
Pearlman, Charles H. Bane Jr., Jaime Manrique, Stephen Russell, Rodney
Nelson, Alexandra Schor, Glen Philips, Dean Faulwell, Hilton Obenzinger,
Burt Kimmelman, Anthony Robinson, Tony Mancus, Donna Fleischer, Hal
Sirowitz, bobbi lurie, Kenneth Wolman, Andrew Burke, Richard Kostelanetz,
Steve Tills, John M. Bennett, Paul Murphy, Philip Hartigan, Richard
Livermore, Nancy Scott, Harriet Zinnes, rob mclennan, and Janet Mason.
Want more? Stay tuned. http://onbarcelona.blogspot.com/
Quixote's an artist I've been listening to since 4 a.m. airliner-strafed Georgetown mornings some 18 years ago. The infant had the lungs and voicings that portended the voicings of this young man. Those pre-verbal tunes, however, at best, hid the evidence of this artist's promise as a lyricist. Or I wasn't hearing what I was hearing...