JOELLE HANN & FRANCES RICHARD
Come to an evening poetry reading and exchange organized by Joelle Hann
and Frances Richard at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg.
Everyone in attendance the night of the poem swap will receive at least
one item of free poetry, assigned randomly at the door. A short program
of readings and music will be punctuated by the opportunity to exchange
your poem/poetry object for another (wait for the signal!). Any surplus
will circulate in the room by gratis cigar-girl concession, and a complete
list of all distributed material will be offered as a virtual anthology.
To close the event, the audience will construct a collaborative poem,
orchestrated by Kristin Prevallet and members of the band One Ring Zero.
"Potentially a lot of art is waste, wasted labor, wasted intellection,
of course mountains and mountains of stuff gets made--so give it away.
All of our assembled stuff will hang on a wall for a pristine moment
... Then the wreckers, the viewers, the community will start taking
it down. Like a name bobbing somewhere in a family. The people who came
to the show will distribute the art."
-Eileen Myles, from the catalogue essay to Sal Randolph's "Free
October 1999, Provincetown, MA
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Swap your poems and support the gift economy of poetry. Send printed,
recorded, Xeroxed, painted, published, bound, pressed, burned, collaged,
handwritten, three-dimensional, and otherwise-assembled poetry. You may
send any amount, but please make it self-contained, for example: a single
sheet with a poem on it, a book, a chapbook, a journal, a broadside, a
CD, a cassette. The material may be yours or someone else's, living or
dead. Not acceptable: your entire unbound manuscript, all of Sappho's
verses photocopied and stapled, etc.
* Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please enter "Poem Swap"
* Mail submissions to: Poem Swap, c/o Frances Richard, 236 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211.
* Include your name, address, email, telephone number, and a short
* For further information: visit www.freebiennial.org or www.waxpoetic.org.
* Please forward this invitation to anyone who might wish to participate.
April, 2002. 7:30 pm, Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, L
or G train to Metropolitan/Lorimer.