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Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day


Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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14/05/2019 18:30 14/05/2019 23:45 Europe/London Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day Event DetailsTuesday, May 14, 2019, 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 are recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.   Alan Bernheimer’s new collection of poetry, From Nature, is forthcoming from Cuneiform Press in 2019. Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin and in Delineator, Equalizer, and Hambone. Born and raised in New York City, he has lived in the Bay Area since the 1970s. He produces a portrait gallery of poets reading on flickr. His translation of Philippe Soupault’s memoir, Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism was published by City Lights in 2016. BREAKFAST Forgetting words The moment you Hear or read them Is one way to avoid Plagiarizing but just Keep their flavor And then try Expressing thatIn your own words As if you could Own words You can't even Keep thoughtsFrom slipping awayThey’re the slipperiest Of all the slippery Things in lifeThe hotel elevator That rises way Past the roof And slips across A higher landscapeA different neighborhood Why not ask If any of these Places will be Open for breakfast Jean Day is an editor, a poet, and a union activist, whose Triumph of Life was just published in 2018 by Insurance Editions. Recent poems can also be seen in Across the Margin, Breather, Chicago Review, Delineator, Jongler (French), and Open House, as well as in her Daydream, published last year by Litmus Press. Earlier works include Early Bird (O’Clock, 2014) and Enthusiasm (Adventures in Poetry, 2006), among other books. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies, including the recent Resist Much/Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) and Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by University of California Press. FROM A DISTANT STAR Sectarian quiet is a myth.  I knew it would be like this: Milky sky of latewild turkeys in traffican earlier and earlier dinner. It pays to be smart                        in any universe. But we are down to the final call                        for volunteers –from The Triumph of Life     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day