The Body in Language: Bruce Andrews, Jennifer Bartlett, Charles Bernstein, Mona Chopra, Marcella Durand, Chris Funkhouser, Tracie Morris, Edwin Torres
Where: McNally Jackson Williamsburg
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Join us in celebration of The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press), edited by Edwin Torres. This anthology collects an extraordinary range of voices—including writers, artists, performers, and healing practitioners—to present new perspectives on the body in art by exploring the body in language.
The question of the body’s place in language has enduring significance. Is there a more equivalent imprint on the language of our life than our own bodies? The Body In Language: An Anthology collects an extraordinary range of voices—including writers, artists, performers, and healing practitioners—to present new perspectives on the body in art by exploring the body in language. The selves/cells we release in creativity embody our fundamental being. Can we activate our connective senses to better understand how others make others?
We’ll have an invigorating cross-section of contributors in performance, reading and meditation: Bruce Andrews, Jennifer Bartlett, Charles Bernstein, Mona Chopra, Marcella Durand, Chris Funkhouser, Tracie Morris, Edwin Torres.
Bruce Andrews is a New York City-based experimental poet, performance writer, sound designer, literary theorist & retired political science professor. Most recent book is, You Can’t Have Everything…Where Would You Put It. An expanded archive is online: www.fordhamenglish.com/bruce-andrews
Jennifer Bartlett is the author of four books of poetry and co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. She is currently researching and writing a biography on Larry Eigner.
Charles Bernstein’s titles include Near/Miss (University of Chicago, 2018) and Pitch of Poetry (Chicago, 2016). He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s the recipient of Yale’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.
Mona Chopra, MA, MS, L.Ac., is an acupuncturist and hypnotherapist who integrates these practices in her therapeutic work. She is also a long-time student of both yoga and Buddhist meditation. Mona is humbled and immensely grateful to be able to share these precious teachings and practices with others.
Marcella Durand‘s recent publications include Rays of the Shadow (Tent Editions, 2017), Le Jardin de M. (The Garden of M.), with French translations by Olivier Brossard (joca seria, 2016) and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem), written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Chris Funkhouser is a multimedia artist and author of Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archeology of Forms, 1959-1995, New Directions in Digital Poetry, and Whereis Mineral: Selected Adventures in MOO. Funkhouser teaches at New Jersey Institute of Technology and hosts POET RAY’D YO on WGXC in Hudson, NY.
Tracie Morris’s most recent book is Who Do With Words, Chax Press (second edition forthcoming, Feb. 2019). She is a poet, performer and theorist in performance studies. She’s currently the WPR Fellow at Harvard University.
Edwin Torres is the author of nine books of poetry including, Xoeteox: the infinite word object, Ameriscopia, and The PoPedology of an Ambient Language. His work is widely anthologized and he has performed his multidisciplinary bodylingo worldwide.