Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Series A: Speaker Project Reading

Series A
presents a special poetry reading in conjunction with
Juan Angel Chavez 's Speaker Project

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell


Tim Yu
Erika Mikkalo
Sarah Lang
Ray Bianchi
Joel Craig
Erica Bernheim

About the Speaker Project:
Chicago based artist Juan Angel Chavez will create a multi-directional, multi-layer sound experience at the Hyde Park Art Center from April 29 to July 8. Composed out of found material we see everyday, such as old billboard signs, wood panel siding and orange traffic cones, the large-scale speaker sculpture will turn the gallery into a laboratory for sound. Audience members are invited to hear how sculpture can change the sound and sight of music.

For more information see http://www.moriapoetry.com/seriesa.html or call 312-342-7337.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

What Makes a Poem Funny?

Originally uploaded by tympan.
Lessons learned at an evening of comedic poetry at Myopic:

1. Fixed forms are funny. The more elaborate, the better.
1a. Sestinas are especially funny (McSweeney's). Septinas are even funnier (Joyelle McSweeney).

2. Repetition is funny. Especially if you repeat the names of
2a. Animals (Aaron Belz).
2b. Body parts (Gabe Gudding).

3. Anaphora is funny.

4. Lists are funny.