Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Public Service Announcement

This month the brilliant US poet Peter Gizzi will be reading in the UK at the following venues:

University of Warwick
Monday 10 May @ 3 p.m. with Michael Heller
WHERE: The Chaplaincy

University of East Anglia
Wednesday 12 May @ 7 p.m.
WHERE: Arts 2.51

Cambridge University
Friday 14 May @ 8 p.m. with Jimmy Cummins
WHERE: Bowett Room, Queens’ College

University of Sussex
Monday 17 May @ 5 p.m.
WHERE: Arts A 155

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Group

Tuesday 18 May @ 7 p.m. with Drew Milne
WHERE: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1

“In his visionary quest, his raw emotion, and his New York school spontaneity, Gizzi performs a clinamen that relates him to O’Hara, John Ashbery, and, beyond these poets, to Rimbaud and Hart Crane . . . Gizzi shows himself to be a master of the mot juste and of sound structure.” Marjorie Perloff

“Peter Gizzi’s disturbing lyricism is like no other – the innermost whir of the daily curtain rising on outer catastrophe. His phrasing can wrench the heart, his eye refracts ordinary light into acute images. In The Outernationale we are ‘listening to a life/unlived any other way’ –unmistakably, as poetry.” Adrienne Rich

“Peter Gizzi’s achingly beautiful poems create tiny openings for being – the whole lonely, searching grandeur of a one – to find and examine its contours between the conditions of ‘what happened’ and ‘what’s happening.’ One might be sung down from a ledge by this book’s insistence on ‘the warmth of the mind reflected in a dark time’ and its acute rendering of the range of human feeling in all its complicated, ordinary marrow.” Anselm Berrigan

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