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|MEGAPHONE: George Quasha & Charles Stein, Featured Poets|
|05/21/2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET|
| MEGAPHONE is pleased to present a reading by Hudson Valley poets George Quasha and Charles Stein.
Admission - $5 Suggested Donation
MEGAPHONE is a continuing monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. Megaphone is designed in accord with the Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann both by encouraging study of avant-garde artists of the past and by providing a venue for contemporary art which employs experimental techniques and tests conceptual boundaries.
The first season of events includes readings of new work by Anne Gorrick, Robert Kelly, George Quasha, and Charles Stein, workshops on chance operations and homophonic translation, and other programs centering on Rimbaud, Tzara, and the role of Surrealism in the work of women and négritude poets.
The series is produced by Janet Hamill and William Seaton.
George Quasha is a poet, artist, writer, and musician working to explore certain principles active across mediums, including language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, and performance. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Baumgartner Gallery (New York), Slought Foundation (Philadelphia), the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SUNY New Paltz), the Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame). His published work includes twelve books of poems, including four of “preverbs”: Verbal Paradise (Zasterle: 2011), The Daimon of the Moment (Talisman House: 2015), Glossodelia Attract (Station Hill: 2015), Things Done for Themselves (Marsh Hawk Press: 2015); six of writing on art including Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance (North Atlantic Books: 2006), An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings, with Charles Stein (Ediciones Polígrafa: 2009), art is (Speaking Portraits) (PAJ: 2016); and four anthologies, including America a Prophecy: A New Reading of American Poetry from Pre-Columbian Times to the Present, with Jerome Rothenberg (Random House: 1973; Station Hill: 2014). He performs axial music solo and in collaboration with Charles Stein, David Arner, John Beaulieu, and Gary Hill. For his video project art is/poetry is/music is (Speaking Portraits) he has recorded over a thousand artists, poets and musicians in eleven countries. Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in video art and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. He lives with artist Susan Quasha in Barrytown, New York, where they publish books at Station Hill Press. New work and commentary at:
Charles Stein's work comprises a complexly integrated field of poems, prose reflections, translations, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances.
Born in 1944 in New York City, he is the author of thirteen books of poetry including There
Where You Do Not Think To Be Thinking, (Spuyten Duyvil) and a verse translation of The
Odyssey (North Atlantic Books). His critical writing includes a study of poet Charles Olson’s
use of the writing of C.G. Jung, The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum (Station Hill Press) and a collaboration with George Quasha on the work of Gary Hill, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill Works & Writings, Ediciones Poligrafa.
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