ts-eliot

T.S. Eliot: Reading Group

Winter/Spring 2015

In tandem with the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Sector 2337 is holding a monthly reading group focusing on the work of T.S. Eliot. The group is still open, and members may drop in and out as they please. For more information please contact Devin at: devin at sector2337 dot com.

The full schedule of dates is: 2/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/23, and 6/20.

Reading List:

1. 2/28:

Prufrock and Other Observations (1917)

Poems (1920)

Tradition and the Individual Talent

2. 4/4:

The Waste Land (1922)

Hamlet and his Problems

Dante

Blake

3. 4/25:

The Hollow Men (1925)
Ash-Wednesday (1930)
Choruses from ‘The Rock’ (1934)

4. 5/23: TBA

5. 6/20: TBA

 

paraecologies

PsychoEcologies: A BioSemiotic Salon

April 25th at 7pm: Please join us for a selection of final projects from the Biological Semiotics course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, led by Andrew Yang. Collectively the class has explored the sensory and experiential worlds of various creatures —from bat echolocation to artificial intelligence, Descartes to Alan Turing.

Presentations will include readings, video, performance, and discussion:

—Biomimetic Curatorial Practice: Learning from Sociable Weaver Birds (Hannah Green, Allison Jones, and Zahri Nicole Vafaee) : Can the collective nesting habits of social birds provide a novel model for arts curation?

— The Drag-Queen Cuttlefish and other Stories (Ana Vázquez, Joanna Suhayda, and Ailsa Stevenson): Readings from an adult-children’s book about the sensory worlds of various animals.

—Form Follows Function (Madeline Vaccaro and Ryer Appledoorn): An exploration of human reasons and resonances behind animal architectures, human and non-human alike.

—Becoming Your Meaning (Connie West and Kaleigh Moynihan) : A sculptural, fabric, live performance exploring visual and physical communication human/cuttlefish.

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Chicago Review Release Party

Readings from Lisa Fishman and Chris Glomski

At 7pm on May 15th, we will celebrate the release of the new issue of Chicago Review. Lisa Fishman and Chris Glomski will give readings. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free.

Lisa Fishman’s most recent book is 24 Pages and other poems (Wave Books). Earlier books include F L O W E R  C A R T, Current, and The Happiness Experiment, all on Ahsahta Press. She lives in southern Wisconsin and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

 

Chris Glomski’s most recent poetry collection, The Nineteenth Century, was published by The Cultural Society in 2011. A chapbook, Eidolon, was issued by Answer Tag Home Press in 2008. He is also the author of Transparencies Lifted from Noon (MEB / Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2005). His poems, translations, and critical writings have appeared in Notre Dame Review, The Literary Review, Jacket, A Public Space, Chicago Review, Precipitate and elsewhere. He lives in Oak Park, IL.

 

The new issue of Chicago Review is available in March/April 2015. It features: A forum on recent actions in response to sexism, misogyny, and sexual assault in literary communities; Poems by Jean Day, Tyrone Williams, Rob Halpern, Jacqueline Waters, David Hadbawnik, Joel Felix, Cole Swensen, Jacob Rakovan, Whit Griffin, and Andrea Brady; Fictionby Mika Seifert, Claire Harlan Orsi, and Lidija Dimkovska (translated by Christina E. Kramer); Essays on what lies beneath in the second Aldine Petrarch, 1514, by Alba Page, on documentary poetry by Jill Magi, on the lyric by George Albon, and on conceptual poetry by Kent Johnson; Stephanie Anderson’s interviews with Hettie Jones, Margaret Randall, and Maureen Owen on small-press poetry publishing

Patient Sounds

Patient Sounds + Patient Presses

An Evening / Release Party

At 7pm on May 22nd, we will celebrate new releases from Patient Sounds + Patient Presses. Here will be shared several new releases, some new cassettes, a new chapbook, as well as performances, readings, and live music. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free.

Patient Sounds + Patient Presses is a private press record label + book publisher, established in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009 ~ currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Established first as a means to self-release audio recordings in allegiance to some naive renegade spirit punk ethos, Patient Sounds + Patient Presses has evolved into a project about publishing media in various formats with the same vision. More than 70 cassettes, 6 chapbooks, 4 vinyl releases…

 

Performers:

Tonight, Patient Sounds will release Patient Sounds Audio Poesis Cassettes from the following writers/artists/performers. Along with celebrating the release of these cassettes, several will also be showing, reading, and performing works.
Galen Bebee is a writer and artist based out of Chicago. She is a founder of Etc. Gallery, a digital gallery for web-native experimental narratives, and its imprint, Etc. Press. Find her at etc-gallery.com and @galenbeebe
Elizabeth Bertch writes poems and bakes pies.  She is interested in hybrid movement, performance, and poetry projects.  She is originally from Iowa.
David Hall is an MFA candidate in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is from Los Angeles. He is concerned with exhaustion and failure.
Hannah Keene lives as an indigo bunting. Her work is an unfurling of anti-memoir, an alchemical reaction between myth, landscape, and trauma.
Paula Nacif was born on 19.9167° south of the Equator and 43.9333° west of the Prime Meridian (Cancer rising, ascendant). Now, she is an artist and organizer (1-800-SPACE; g(URL)_FREAX) living in the mid(west)dle and working with digital media, performance and writing. Her work has been shown online and off. She has controlled crowds in Chicago, Illinois.
Willy Smart is an artist and reader currently studying and producing Visual Culture and Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Willy directs the conceptual music label Fake Music.
Grant Souders is a writer and artist from the Rocky Mountain West, and he holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of the chapbook, Relative Yard (Patient Sounds, 2013), and a collaborative book with Nathaniel Whitcomb and Matthew Sage, A Singular Continent (Palaver Press, 2014). His work has appeared in the Boston Review, jubilat, Denver Quarterly, and other venues. His first full length collection, SERVICE, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.
Sammi Skolmoski is a human (we ran tests). More specifically she’s an MFA candidate at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working in writing and fiber and material studies. She likes sounds and sometimes makes them.

 

Music & Sound:

M. Sage is Matthew Sage. He is a weird son of West America. He is an MFA writing candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His audio experiments explore mixed media sound collage, ambient sound, field recordings, plunderphonics and hauntology as processed by computer interface. He runs Patient Sounds with his wife, Lynette Sage. He writes about dust and mountains and data​.​
The Variable Why is Nick Sherman. He makes music using computer-processed guitar, creating lush and orchestral digital arrangements that evoke deep space atmospheres. He is based in Chicago, but has coordinates set for the sun.

 

Chapbook Release:

Patient Presses are proud to announce the release of “Bodies Found” by Kylie McLaughin. This was the entry that won the first ever Patient Presses Poetry Chapbook Contest.
Kylie McLaughin grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and holds a BA in English from Harvard College, as well as an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recent poems of hers can be found in DIAGRAM and CutBank. Her first chapbook, BODIES FOUND, is available through Patient Sounds, Intl.