In 1970, bpNichol published the concrete poetry masterwork still water and won the Governor General's Award. In 1990, stuart pid responded by rewriting the entire book as distilled water, the key work in launching the IZEN imprint. In 2000, paloin biloid rerewrote the book as water detail, beginning his own exploration of allusion in concrete poetry in the water works series. In 2005, Geof Huth rererewrote the book as water vapour, adding new colours in the process.
The 44 years of concrete creativity in these books are being celebrated with an exhibit featuring all four books in Gallery 1879, located in the lobby of Stuart's Opera House at 52 Public Square in historic Nelsonville in southeast Ohio.
The exhibit will also include Dan Waber's essay on all four books, originally published in _Open Letter_, and an encore presentation of prints from The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008.
Opening: Friday, September 26, 2014 5-9 PM Last day: Friday, October 24, 2014 Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM and show nights (Oct. 11, 17, 19)
J. D. Whitney September 17, 7 p.m. Ellison Hall, First Floor Meeting Room
J. D. Whitney's bio:
Born in California. Raised there & in Detroit. Partly educated at the University of Michigan.
Taught writing and literature for many years in Wisconsin-- at the University of Wisconsin--Marathon County (Wausau) and College of Menominee Nation (Keshena).
Poetry readings done at many colleges/universities--including several tribal colleges. Writing fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Recent writing work centers on the intimate and interdependent relationships between humans and what we call "the natural world," with emphasis on understandings I've learned from Native peoples & cultures.
Poetry published in such literary magazines as POETRY, ORION, ORIGIN, CATERPILLAR, LONGHOUSE, RUNES, EL CORNO EMPLUMADO, BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL.
20 books/chapbooks published since 1965, including HELLO (Artists' Workshop Press), THE NABISCO WAREHOUSE (Elizabeth Press), SD (Elizabeth Press), WORD OF MOUTH (Northeast/Juniper Press), GRANDMOTHER SAYS (Arctos Press), ALL MY RELATIONS (Many Voices Press), and SWEEPING THE BROOM SHORTER: SELECTED POEMS 1964-2014 (Longhouse Press).
Moved from Madison WI to Norman OK in fall of 2013. Staying.
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Perhaps if I'd started earlier, & achieved what has thus far been achieved—80 books in total, covering a range of media & with an impressive list of creators—I might still have the energy to continue. But I didn't, & I haven't; so, with sadness, I announce the last two books from Otoliths.
harry k stammer’s new book, grounds, is a sequel to his previous book tents. It continues to dig deeper into the realm of a homeless person’s mind as he/she lives in downtown Los Angeles. As Philip Primeau, of PERSISTENCIA, said of tents, “stammer mixes a sort of poetic cubism with wordplay, startling typography, and a wide array of other adventurous techniques with creative intensity rarely witnessed.” This book uses imagery and meaning to describe the various illnesses that afflict the homeless.
The Codicils is actually a number of new books, nine at least, collected into a single brick, covering Mark Young's poetry from the four years since the publication of Pelican Dreaming: Poems 1959-2008. It revisits some familiar themes — Magritte, geographies, that peripatectic Postman — but it also brings in a number of new streams & memes, & includes an essay by the poet on the universality of the stochastic methodology that lies behind his poetic canon.
The journal will continue on, & print copies of the three most recent issues, twenty-eight to thirty, are now available fromThe Otoliths Storefront where the full catalog of Otoliths books & issues of the journal can also be found.