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Poetry Reading

Sylvia Gorelick and Cole Swensen


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Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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04/04/2017 18:30 04/04/2017 23:45 Europe/London Sylvia Gorelick and Cole Swensen Event DetailsTuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 pmDia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City  Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability. Sylvia Mae GorelickSylvia Mae Gorelick is a poet, writer, and translator based in New York City. Her chapbooks include Olympians, we are breathless (Poetry will be made by all!, 2014) and Seven Poems for Bill Berkson (Kostro Editions, 2009). Her work recently appeared in the anthologies In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Writing from the Hudson River Valley (Station Hill, 2016) and For Bill, Anything: Images and Text for Bill Berkson (Pressed Wafer, 2015). The University of Chicago Press published her translation of Nietzsche’s Journey to Sorrento by Paolo D’Iorio in 2016, and her translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Le Livre is forthcoming from Exact Change Press. POEMEmerging somehow into power you see the fog fall in and out of nightand women on the street days go by in a vertigo           of willsand wanting some          word to reach          to reinvent what          seeing means once you wake towar in your           country and           the games are           all over you want to          shatter but          shattering          can’t be                     had                      life lines moving                     through us          we are only a few                     hours into                                         dark andalready time disappears through our           hands — the truthdoes not exist — it’s everybody’s angel all the things that keep us from thinking there’s a difference between the abstract body we love           and the body suddenly precarious                                 sheltered by danger           there is nothing outside                                           representation                                but the trembling core and us inside it Cole SwensenCole Swensen is the author of sixteen books of poetry, including the upcoming On Walking On (Nightboat Books, 2017). Swensen is the recipient of the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and a National Poetry Series selection, among others. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Also a translator, she has won the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation and has translated over fifteen volumes of contemporary French poetry into English. Swensen is also the coeditor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009). She divides her time between Paris and Providence, where she teaches at Brown University.  Debordà la derive      de la Bièvre      de Guy Debord who could sweep through any cityon a curve    could river aloft          even an old river knotted        in the middleof the night      can be traced by its heat               Debord who refused to followthe meticulous scent    only a city could in such debt        could a city disarticulate
its flickering grid       in walking is      the destruction of city planning           the de- Haussmannization of the mind on an October afternoon       filtered light         fingering                   a break in the seal      cast aside       decades later     a group of young peoplegot into the habit of walking a straight line across Paris    no matter what buildingsrivers or other obstacles happened        to get in their way        they unlocked
the genetic sequence     and not without effect    on the English Inclosure Acts ofthe 18th and 19th centuries    though this is difficult to document    which is oneof its principal strengths.     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Sylvia Gorelick and Cole Swensen
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Poetry Reading

Christine Kanownik and Ron Horning


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Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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18/04/2017 18:30 18/04/2017 23:45 Europe/London Christine Kanownik and Ron Horning Event DetailsTuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 pmThis reading, which was originally planned for March 14, has been rescheduled for April 18.Dia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City  Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.  Christine KanownikChristine Kanownik is the author of a book of poems titled KING OF PAIN (Monk Books, 2016). Her poetry can or will be found at Fence, Huffington Post, Jubilat, and Poetry Crush, among others. Diez Press published her chapbook We Are Now Beginning to Act Wildly in 2012. She lives and works in New York City.  Ugly RoomMeet me in the ugly room No, the ugly onethat one is fine I mean the one I can't stand to be in Bring an axe This is not a metaphorThis is what I actually want from you If I'm ever going to love againI need you to bring an axe to the ugly roomI need to speak with you directlyabout failure & disappointment since we've both learned to identify things their origins at least Objects can give pleasure holding them at least When you were goneI held everything belonging to you I felt a twinge                                               Ron HorningBorn in Ohio, Ron Horning grew up in Peru and Brazil and, after moving to New York City, worked as a bookshop clerk, a short-order cook, an advertising copywriter, a freelance journalist, and a financial editor and analyst. He lives with his wife, the artist Anna West, in Beacon, New York. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Vanitas, and the Hat, and he’s written prose for Aperture, Village Voice, LA Weekly, index, and Brooklyn Rail. From 2001 to 2005 he edited the poetry newsletter I Saw Johnny Yesterday. In 2014, Color Treasury published a trio of poems titled From Philip Drunk to Philip Sober; in 2016, Untitled brought out a collection of three more poems, Blind Date.  InteriorEva lives in one room overlooking a narrow cul de sacnear Union Square, Market Street, the financial district—beyond the other end of Chinatown. And I find the place,so the instructions she gave me at the MDR were good. Upstairs, we drink our tea sitting on the floor, the lackof any furniture except a thin pallet proof of her strictattention to detail, like the pale rose climbing her facewith a soft glow that’s kissable. But she knew I would. After we dress, though, there isn’t quite so much to say,and the hardwood floor lights up as the room darkens.All at once I remember a friend I’m supposed to meet. We’d planned to have dinner. We’ll do that another day.The shine from the floor deepens as the room darkens.We hug goodbye in the alley. I walk out onto the street.     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Christine Kanownik and Ron Horning