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Saturday, March 28 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Commune Editions: Period Style and Collaboration

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This is basically a poetry reading. We’d like to proceed in the context of &NOW 2015’s theme of “Writing and the Other Arts.” Our own thought is that writing is related to the other arts in the first sense insofar as it shares with them a relation to the animating antagonisms of its time — that it finds itself in the same blast radius, and that collaboration is always mediated by this. We’ll try to puzzle through some thoughts about a version of contemporary poetry’s period style, and how it got that way. 

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Joshua Clover

Joshua Clover is the author of two books of poetry and two of cultural history and theory: The Matrix (British Film Institute 2005) and 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About (University of California 2009). His new book of poetry, Red Epic, is forthcoming from Commune Editions (spring 2015) and a book on the political economy of struggle, Of Riot, will be published by Verso in spring 2016. His column "Pop & Circumstance" appears... Read More →


Jasper Bernes

Jasper Bernes is lecturer in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He is the author of Starsdown (2007). Recent poems and essays can be found in Modern Language Quarterly, The Lana Turner, Los Angeles Review of Books, The American Reader, and Endnotes. His book-length poem, We Are Nothing and So Can You, will be published by Commune Editions in early 2015.
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Juliana Spahr

Juliana Spahr edits the book series Chain Links with Jena Osman and the collectively funded Subpress with nineteen other people. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse. She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Faculty Center

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