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Saturday, March 28 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pressing Tender Buttons @ 25 and 100

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Tender Buttons, both the press and the poem, work and play to change the way people perceive the world.  Come join in a subversive celebration of Tender Buttons' our 25th birthday and remake the forms of address that such a celebration might take!  All of the Tender Buttons books play with echo, intertextual appropriation and interpenetration from other disciplines: philosophy, science, porn…“Poetry as a theory of everything” said Maria Damon recently in her stitchery. Hannah’s work contains a radical take on the anxiety of influence and the “silent teachers” we all have within us start to speak as we read the map of her mind moving. Dodie’s Cunt-Ups asks us “Is the cut-up a male form?” Who owns the language?

Moderators
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Lee Ann Brown

Poet / Editor / Curator, TenderButtonsPress.com / TornPage.org
Lee Ann Brown is a poet and the founding editor and publisher of Tender Buttons Press now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Her own books include OTHER ARCHER (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), IN THE LAURELS, CAUGHT (Fence Books, 2013), CROWNS OF CHARLOTTE (Carolina Wren Press, 2013) and as editor of CONFLUENCE, an anthology of Black Mountain College tributes, as part of the double volume FAR FROM THE CENTERS OF AMBITION... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katy Bohinc

Katy Bohinc

Poet, Tender Buttons Press
Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain, love letters of a poet to a philosopher, addressed to Alain Badiou. As irreducible a work as any poet would antagonize a philosopher with, yet also a metaphor for Badiou's thought, who responds himself in the afternote. Bohinc demonstrates how Love, Politics, Math and Poetry are conditions on Philosophy, sexual metaphors intended, and poetry is everything. Slavoj Zizek writes: "This book should be... Read More →
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Laynie Browne

Laynie Browne is the author of ten collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent book of poems is Lost Parkour Ps(alms), in two editions, French and English. Two collections are forthcoming in 2015 Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press) and P R A C T I C E (SplitLevelTexts). She is a 2014 Pew Fellow. She is currently editing an anthology on the poet's novel. She teaches at U Penn and Swarthmore College
avatar for Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian is a novelist, poet, editor, playwright, critic and art writer based in San Francisco. His most recent books are Spreadeagle, a novel; an artists book with his poems and collages by Swiss-born, NYC-based sculptor Ugo Rondinone; and Tagged, a collection of Killian's intimate portraits of poets, artists, musicians, filmmakers, naked, or nearly so, edited by Darin Klein and introduction by Rob Halpern. His next book is Who Killed... Read More →
avatar for India Radfar

India Radfar

India Radfar is a poet with four books of poetry: India Poem, Pir Press 2002, NYC, NY; the desire to meet with the beautiful, Tender Buttons Books 2003,NYC. NY; Breathe, Shivastan Publications 2004,NY/Nepal; and most recently Position & Relation, Station Hill/ Barrytown Books 2009, Barrytown, NY; plus the chapbook 12 Poems That Were Never Written, Mindmade Books, 2006, Los Angeles, CA. | She is a teacher for California Poets-in-the-Schools... Read More →


Saturday March 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
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