September 2023

Friday, 9/1

Saturday, 9/2

Sunday, 9/3

Monday, 9/4

Tuesday, 9/5

Wednesday, 9/6

Thursday, 9/7

Friday, 9/8

Saturday, 9/9

Sunday, 9/10

Monday, 9/11

Tuesday, 9/12

Wednesday, 9/13

Thursday, 9/14

Friday, 9/15

Saturday, 9/16

Sunday, 9/17

Monday, 9/18

Tuesday, 9/19

Wednesday, 9/20

Rachel Blau DuPlessis: a poetry reading

6:00 PM (ET) in person and on YouTube

Watch: here

The work of Rachel Blau DuPlessis includes the notable long poem Drafts (1986- 2012), and the collage poems Graphic Novella (2015), NUMBERS (2018) and Life in Handkerchiefs (2023). Her Selected Poems, 1980-2020 was published by CHAX Press in 2022. Books from Traces, with Days include Late Work, 2020; Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2018; and Poetic Realism, 2021. Her most recent critical book is A Long Essay on the Long Poem from the University of Alabama Press, 2023. In addition, she has written extensively on gender, poetry and poetics including The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012), and on objectivist poetry and poetics, as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen.

Thursday, 9/21

Friday, 9/22

Saturday, 9/23

Sunday, 9/24

Monday, 9/25

Tuesday, 9/26

Wednesday, 9/27

Thursday, 9/28

An Interview About the Interview

Victor Bockris and Al Filreis

6:00 PM in the Arts Café and on YouTube

Victor Bockris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. After graduation, he founded Telegraph Press, a seminal small press in the early seventies. He also had several books of poems and prose published, including In America and The Joe DiMaggio Victor Bockris Special. He worked with collaborator Andrew Wylie under the name “Brockis-Wylie” to publish a number of interviews under the column “Electric Generation” for The Drummer. Their crowning achievement was Ali: Fighter Poet Prophet, published by the legendary Maurice Girodias on the day Ali regained his heavyweight crown in October 1974. After the duo broke up amicably, Bockris went on to publish widely in Interview and High Times. He worked freelance for Andy Warhol and William Burroughs and became a fixture on the punk scene.
In the 1980s he published a trilogy of portraits: A Report from the Bunker With William Burroughs, Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie, and Uptight: the Velvet Underground Story. In the 1990s, he turned to biography, publishing the trilogy Warhol: The Biography, Keith Richards: The Biography, and Transformer: The Lou Reed Story.
Bockris’s twenty-seven year run as the poet laureate of the New York Underground led him to develop the book Beat Punks: New York's Underground Culture from the Beat Generation to the Punk Explosion.

Friday, 9/29

Saturday, 9/30