avant-garde poetry
1.2K views | +2 today
Follow
avant-garde poetry
POETRY: celebrating poetry, the innovative, avant-garde, alternative, outsider, experimental poetry.....
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

The Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus Art Movement: Discover Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers & Other Forgotten Innovators

The Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus Art Movement: Discover Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers & Other Forgotten Innovators | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it

You'd be forgiven for assuming that the Bauhaus, the modern art and design movement that emerged from the eponymous German art school in the 1920s and 30s, didn't involve many women.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Two Poems - Compose Journal

Two Poems - Compose Journal | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it

About Chris Murray Chris Murray is an Irish poet. Her chapbook Three Red Things was published by Smithereens Press in June 2013. A small collection of interrelated poems in series and sequence, Cycles, was published by Lapwing Press in autumn 2013. A book-length poem, The Blind, was published by Oneiros Books in 2013. Her second book-length poem, She, was published by Oneiros in spring 2014. A chapbook, Signature, was published by Bone Orchard Press in March 2014. “A Modern Encounter with ‘Foebus abierat’: On Eavan Boland’s 'Phoebus Was Gone, all Gone, His Journey Over' " was published in Eavan Boland: Inside History (Editors: Nessa O’Mahony and Siobhán Campbell) by Arlen House in 2016. - See more at: http://composejournal.com/articles/chris-murray-two-poems/#sthash.871RbceT.dpuf

Paulette Turcotte's insight:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva (also Marina Cvetaeva and Marina Tsvetayeva) was born in Moscow. Her father was a professor and founder of the Museum of Fine Arts, and her mother, who died of tuberculosis when Marina was 14, was a concert pianist. At the age of 18 Tsvetaeva published her first collection of poems, Evening Album. During her lifetime she wrote poems, verse plays, and prose pieces; she is considered one of the most renowned poets of 20th-century Russia.Tsvetaeva’s life coincided with turbulent years in Russian history. She married Sergei Efron in 1912; they had two daughters and later one son. Efron joined the White Army, and Tsvetaeva was separated from him during the Civil War. She had a brief love affair with Osip Mandelstam, and a longer relationship with Sofia Parnok. During the Moscow famine, Tsvetaeva was forced to place her daughters in a state orphanage, where th
Paulette Turcotte's insight:
“A kiss on the forehead”

A kiss on the forehead—erases misery.
I kiss your forehead.
A kiss on the eyes—lifts sleeplessness.
I kiss your eyes. A kiss on the lips—is a drink of water.
I kiss your lips.
A kiss on the forehead—erases memory.
1917
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

bannedpoetry

bannedpoetry | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
​ MICHAEL ANNIS—poet, writer, playwright, radio commentator, founder & senior editor of Howling Dog Press—has published many of the world’s modern giants of fiction, drama, poetry and art. His projects-in-process include Brave New World Order [1994 CO Gov. Arts Award, Literature; revised/expanded 2015-2017; illustrated by David Allen Reed], Howling at the End of the Wor(l)ds (collected poetry, Vols. I, II, III), and The White Rose of Stalingrad (screenplay). In 1986, his full-length drama, Voices in Soft Sculpture, was produced on the national Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, and starred actor John Savage. In 2007, he edited, designed, and published Cost of Freedom: The Anthology of Peace & Activism, featuring over 100 artists, poets, and writers from the US/Canada, that received written accolades by Harry Belafonte, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Howard Zinn, Pete Seeger, Attorney Gen. Ramsey Clark, and Thom Hartmann, among others. Michael is the creator of the OMEGA series of online anthologies, including the forthcoming OMEGA8: Clan Between the Wor)l(ds. Since 2013 he has been the Denver Metro Producer for the annual international literary/arts festival “100,000 Poets for Change.” He is the Literary Director of CHURN magazine, and has judged several different state literary awards competitions.
Paulette Turcotte's insight:
The Archetypal and Prophetic poetry of Michael Annis 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Jacket # 11 - Linda Russo - Introduction: a context for reading Joanne Kyger

Jacket # 11 - Linda Russo - Introduction: a context for reading Joanne Kyger | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
The form "of being there" that readers of the now-called "Beat Generation" encounter differs vastly from what it was to be there. And "being there" - as a body in those spaces and amongst those signature productions textual, social and psychological - once one is there, is easy; but being able to say "what [one] wanted to say," and being heard, is another thing altogether. Joanne Kyger, unlike many women of her generation who wrote, had the rare - gift? opportunity? wherewithall? - to have been "taken up" by male writers who 'made' the places where poetry was made; literally, Joe Dunn and John Wieners, she will tell you, both young poets themselves, took her to the Sunday Meetings where Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer reigned. At a time when there were few poetry magazines (two in fact) and only one small press edited by a woman, being invited into this close-knit circle put her "under" the critical eye of those who brought poetry into print - and in this particular fact lies her difference. Because she has a large body of work published (over 20 titles) since 1965, we might see her as a prolific and substantial poet of her generation. And because her way of being was broad and sweeping, extending across several continents, into geographies and local histories, and through friendships with many poets and their differently inflected aesthetics, there is no one way to talk about her work except as that of a singular individual.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

The Beat Artist Who Rescued Paper Planes from the Streets of NYC

The Beat Artist Who Rescued Paper Planes from the Streets of NYC | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Prolific 20th-century polymath Harry Smith picked up every paper airplane he saw on the streets of Manhattan from 1961 to 1983.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from The Irish Literary Times
Scoop.it!

Rising poem: ‘Íota an Bháis’ for The O’Rahilly by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Rising poem: ‘Íota an Bháis’ for The O’Rahilly by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
A centenary poem as Gaeilge (translated into English underneath)

Via Gerard Beirne
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Jacket 35 - Early 2008 - Kristin Dykstra: Gossiping Cuba: Omar Pérez and the Name of the Father

Jacket 35 - Early 2008 - Kristin Dykstra: Gossiping Cuba: Omar Pérez and the Name of the Father | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Paulette Turcotte's insight:

Kristin DykstraGossiping Cuba:Omar Pérez and the Name of the Father

 

Growing out of my translation of a 1995 poetry collection in collaboration with contemporary Cuban writer Omar Pérez López, this essay deliberately confuses boundaries — as much the boundaries between translation, poetry, and criticism, as between open secrets and outright fiction. The book in question appears in a 2007 bilingual edition, Algo de lo sagrado/Something of the Sacred. [3]

 

Translators link very different audiences, providing context for readers in the form of introductions and biographical notes, as well as making interpretive choices within the translation of the primary material. In the case of Omar Pérez, peculiar rhythms of silence and speech surround the naming of his father. These have potential ripple effects for readers of all stripes. Rather than simply disclosing the name to open this reflection, I’ll comment on those rhythms while deferring and exploding the moment of enunciation of the father’s name.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Poems and Poetics: Xi Chuan: Two Sequences from Eagle’s Words, a prose-poem in ninety-nine stanzas

Poems and Poetics: Xi Chuan: Two Sequences from Eagle’s Words, a prose-poem in ninety-nine stanzas | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from Tyrants Fear Poets
Scoop.it!

Female poetry in contemporary Russia | Russia & India Report

Female poetry in contemporary Russia | Russia & India Report | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
RIR has selected five varied, striking poets who reflect female poetry in Russia today

Via Mark G Kirshner
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Poems and Poetics: Outsider Poems, a Mini-Anthology in Progress (28): Harry Smith, Charles Reznikoff & the Art of Outsider Assemblage

Poems and Poetics: Outsider Poems, a Mini-Anthology in Progress (28): Harry Smith, Charles Reznikoff & the Art of Outsider Assemblage | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from avant-garde poetry
Scoop.it!

Kiss the Cobra by Michael Annis

https://vimeo.com/74855141 A Swoon (Marc Neys) film for a text by U.S. poet Michael Annis, translated into Spanish with the help of Gabriela Perez and recited by Sitara Monica Perez, with music by ...
more...
Paulette Turcotte's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:50 PM

a brilliant new piece by Michael Annis! Watch for his next videopoem: "the cHa[u]nt of Human Dying, part II-iii"  a performance collaboration between Michael and Roseanna Frechette, who will be doing the French lines.  Music by Ra Sonologyst, film by Cesar Naves.

 

Alicia Winski says "Please take a few moments to watch and listen to this incredible poem, "kiss the cobra", written by Michael Annis of Howling Dog Press and read by the amazingSitara Monica Perez. This video was created by Marc Neys (also known as Swoon), and translated by Gabriela Perez and Michael Annis, with music by Sonologyst, Footage by Air Light ASMR.

Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from The Irish Literary Times
Scoop.it!

Happy Birthday, James Joyce: Carl Jung’s Delightfully Disgruntled Review of Ulysses and His Thoughtful Letter to Joyce

Happy Birthday, James Joyce: Carl Jung’s Delightfully Disgruntled Review of Ulysses and His Thoughtful Letter to Joyce | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
"You may gather from my article what Ulysses has done to a supposedly balanced psychologist."

"Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather

Via Gerard Beirne
more...
Hugh McFadden's curator insight, February 2, 2015 12:02 PM

A peach of a letter from Jung to Joyce

Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Inside the Unpublished World of Allen Ginsberg

Inside the Unpublished World of Allen Ginsberg | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
The following is adapted from the introduction to Wait Till I'm Dead, the first new collection of Allen Ginsberg's poetry in over 15 years. More than
Paulette Turcotte's insight:
The following is adapted from the introduction to Wait Till I’m Dead, the first new collection of Allen Ginsberg’s poetry in over 15 years. More than anything else, Allen Ginsberg was a steady and prolific poet, and his poetry chronicled his busy life. He wrote incessantly for more than 50 years, from the early 1940s until a few days before his death in April 1997.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Handwritten Preface to Reverse the Book by Bhanu Kapil

Handwritten Preface to Reverse the Book by Bhanu Kapil | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it


   1 Reverse the book in duration. What does that mean? I am writing


Handwritten Preface to Reverse the Book Related Poem Content Details By Bhanu Kapil    1 Reverse the book in duration. What does that mean? I am writing to you. These notes now when it’s too late.    2 If the cyborg you read about in bookstores is an immigrant from Mexico crossing into the U.S. beneath a floodlit court, then mine is a Punjabi-British hitchhiker on a JI visa. This is tunneling as seen from a satellite—sort of concave warp in the dirt of the line.    3 She lives in a house with others, including animals, creating individual spaces of companionship and ardor. What happens when this domestic life grows suspect? When the grass reverts in its granular drag to the subject of architecture: the failure of a house to believe in its occupants?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Women of Dada and Their Times | Solidarity

Women of Dada and Their Times | Solidarity | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Emmy Hennings

“There outside lies the world, there roars life, there men may go where they will, once we belonged to them, and now we are forgotten, sucked into oblivion, at night we dream of miracle on narrow beds, by day we go around like frightened animals, we peep out sadly through the iron grating, and have nothing more to lose...” Emmy Hennings
Paulette Turcotte's insight:
excerpt:  When Dada or the cultural vanguard movements of this time are discussed, the women are most often completely left out. They might have been sensational performers as Emmy Hennings was, but nothing is left of their performances — or it could just be the male-centered cultural sieve that strains women out. Some of my favorite women Dadas Hannah Hock, Hennings, Sophie Tauber Arp, Beatrice Wood and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven participated and produced first class work, and yet.... Recovering Women Artists Emmy Hennings was born in Flensburg on the coast of Germany, the daughter of a seaman. In 1906 she lost her child and was deserted by her husband; she took to the road, joining a traveling theater company. She had another child whom she left with her mother and continued as a vagabond performer appearing in road shows, light opera and nightclubs in Cologne, Budapest, Moscow and beyond. A poet and writer, she wrote for Pan and Die Aktion, Left and anarchist journals. She and participated in the magazine Revolution which was founded by Hugo Ball and Hans Leybold. She was a star performer in Munich and met Hugo Ball while singing at Cafe Simplizissimus. Hugo Ball knew the gentle and elderly anarchist Gustav Landauer, active there, a fine writer especially notable for his theory of play. In 1914 she spent time in prison charged with forging passports for those wishing to escape the war. She identified with the pacifists, not like some of the avant-guardists who supported the war. John Elerfield, editor of Flight Out of Time by Hugo Ball, claims she was implicated in a murder. She and Ball left for Zurich in 1915 to escape the madness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

In Praise of Defeat - Abdellatif Laâbi (Archipelago Books)

In Praise of Defeat  -  Abdellatif Laâbi   (Archipelago Books) | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Michael Dennis Poet from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paulette Turcotte's insight:
There are many joys associated with doing Today's book of poetry but there is also a little pain, we are constantly rediscovering and confirming our vast ignorance. Until Abdellatif Laâbi's In Praise of Defeat landed on our desk we had never heard of the major francophone voice of Moroccan poetry.
 In Praise of Defeat brings together work from fifteen or more of Abdellatif Laâbi's books of poetry. Was it T.S. Eliot or Ezra Pound who wrote about "perfecting the language of the tribe?" I think it was Pound. Well he wasn't alone. Moroccan exile Laâbi has perfected a certain sort of precision in bringing us from his childhood in Fez to his forced exile in modern Paris.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Joanne Kyger: The Poet-Buddhist-Ecologist Combo You Should Know

Joanne Kyger: The Poet-Buddhist-Ecologist Combo You Should Know | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Joanne Kryger  1934-1917  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

The Women of the Beat Generation

The Women of the Beat Generation | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
By Pamela Twining The ‘Road’ mythology inspired by the Beat insurgency spoke to youth in general, and female characters like MaryLou and Romana Swartz spoke to young women, in particular, of women free-spirited and adventurous, of the excitement of being in the middle of the erotic and creative energy of the Beat scene, possibilities unknown…
more...
Michael Goodman's curator insight, April 20, 11:46 AM
Thank you Paulette for sharing with me and now with Kin Community.....
It is so important for people to know and have an opportunity to honor the foundational bricks upon which 60 years of change has been evolving. Not always in a straight line, sometimes 2 steps forward and 1 back. And sometimes like a river, meandering, ebbing and flowing ever to the sea.  
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from Gender and art
Scoop.it!

New Hall Art Collection - Women Artists In and Out of Russia in the 21st Century

New Hall Art Collection - Women Artists In and Out of Russia in the 21st Century | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it

Classic Walpurgis Night 1 - Olga Tobreluts 

 

Since the very beginning of the Modern Movement, in the early years of the 20th century, Russia has been famous for the creativity of its female  artists.  The names of Natalia Goncharova, Alexandra Exter, Liubov  Popova and Zinaida Serebriakova continue to resonate and the most famous  sculpture produced by the Soviet regime, Worker and Kolkhoz Girl, is also the work of a woman - Vera Mukhina.

 

Our upcoming exhibition will feature work by artists living in Russia  itself, in Britain, and in Western Europe.  This is in step with the  fact that Russian Modernists of all generations have tended to be  nomadic, while never losing touch with their own cultural traditions.   It throws new light on the way in which Russian art has been developing  in the post-Soviet epoch.  The exhibition is curated by Sergei Reviakin  and Edward Lucie-Smith.

 

Always in the Vanguard - Women Artists In and Out of Russia in the 21st Century

02 November 2013 – 30 November 2013

The New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, UK


Via Caroline Claeys
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from Alternative and Modern Poetry, Arts, and Review
Scoop.it!

Pacific Rim Review of Books: Reviving a Place in Poetry for Lenore Kandel

Pacific Rim Review of Books:   Reviving a Place in Poetry for Lenore Kandel | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it

photo of Richard Olafson, editor and publisher, by Ann Sokoloff


Lenore Kandel lived when she did and where she did, and recorded her experience with honesty and beauty. She was definitely a product of her times, but more, Lenore Kandel has been a voice for love, for light and in her words, the “ecstatic access of enlightenment. My favorite word is YES.” She was not a self-promoter and due to her later reclusiveness, her legacy is somewhat shadowy. Perhaps this fine collection will rightfully revive her place in the world of poetry.    review by Judith Roche

Paulette Turcotte's insight:

Reviving a Place in Poetry for Lenore Kandel

review by Judith Roche

Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel               North Atlantic Press

excerpt
Poet Lenore Kandel was a literary bridge between the sensibilities of the Beats and those of the ’60s counterculture. Other observers may say “Hippie Era” but I specifically don’t because “hippie” is a media made-up epithet. If you were there – at least where I was “there” – you didn’t call yourself a “hippie.” Maybe a freak, maybe hip, certainly counterculture, but “hippie” was a media-made shorthand to denigrate the movement. Since then, in the media, it has become even more denigrating, denoting a superficial and stoned set of values bent mostly on “chilling.”

more...
Paulette Turcotte's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:11 AM

Reviving a Place in Poetry for Lenore Kandel

review by Judith Roche

Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel               North Atlantic Press

excerpt
Poet Lenore Kandel was a literary bridge between the sensibilities of the Beats and those of the ’60s counterculture. Other observers may say “Hippie Era” but I specifically don’t because “hippie” is a media made-up epithet. If you were there – at least where I was “there” – you didn’t call yourself a “hippie.” Maybe a freak, maybe hip, certainly counterculture, but “hippie” was a media-made shorthand to denigrate the movement. Since then, in the media, it has become even more denigrating, denoting a superficial and stoned set of values bent mostly on “chilling.”

Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 41, Jack Kerouac

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 41, Jack Kerouac | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paulette Turcotte from poetry-data
Scoop.it!

Arthur Rimbaud's Life, Poetry and News

Arthur Rimbaud's Life, Poetry and News | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
The life and poetry of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. His relationship with Paul Verlaine. News and art around the poet, photos galleries, documents, letters, places, lexicon, trombinoscope, forum and internal search engine.

Via Ashley Bovan
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

BOMB Magazine — Five Poems by Omar Pérez

BOMB Magazine — Five Poems by Omar Pérez | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Paulette Turcotte's insight:

The son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, poet, editor, and translator Omar Pérez was born and raised in Havana. He earned a degree in English at the University of Havana and studied Italian at the Universitá per Straniere di Siena. He has worked as a journalist for El Caimán Barbudo, and as an editor for the magazine La naranja dulce. A former member of the Cuban intellectual group Paideia, he edited the poetry magazine Mantis from 1994 to 1996.
 
Ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk, Pérez composes poems that engage languages, Zen, and political and cultural transcendence. His poetry collections include Lingua Franca (2010), Oíste hablar del gato de pelea? (1999, translated as Did You Hear about the Fighting Cat? by Kristin Dykstra, 2010), and Algo de lo Sagrado (1996, translated as Something of the Sacred by Kristin Dykstra and Robert Tejada, 2007). His translations include Italian-Cuban novelist Alba de Céspedes’s Nadie vuelve atrás(2003) and Shakespeare’s As You Like It (as Como Les Guste, 2000). 

more...
Scooped by Paulette Turcotte
Scoop.it!

Eavan Boland reviews On Elizabeth Bishop, by Colm Tóibín - Irish Times

Eavan Boland reviews On Elizabeth Bishop, by Colm Tóibín - Irish Times | avant-garde poetry | Scoop.it
Sometimes a radical poet has to wait for a radical critic. She has found one
more...
No comment yet.