Please check out the New Directions Fall 2014 catalog, featuring:
• The King by Kader Abdolah (novel, September)
• A Little Lumpen Novelita by Roberto Bolaño (novel, September)
• The Hundred Days by Joseph Roth (novel, October)
• Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives by Susan Howe (essay, a ND/Christine Burgin copublication, October)
• The Collected Poems of James Laughlin (October)
• The Trace by Forrest Gander (novel, November)
• The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (novel, November)
• Captives by Norman Manea (novel, December)
You can view the entire Fall 2014 catalog online here.
We are excited to announce that this year's Whitney Biennial will include our great poet, Susan Howe, who will have poetry on view in the museum's second floor galleries, and will give a performance later in the Spring. These rectilinear poems have been selected from her new poem/college, Tom Tit Tot.
From the Biennial catalog:
"Susan Howe’s poems on view in the 2014 Biennial draw on a wide variety of texts, spanning American, British, and Irish poetry and folklore as well as critical and art historical sources. She begins with copies of the source material, which range from excerpts from the texts themselves to their footnotes, tables of contents, and marginalia. From these, she cuts out sentences and fragments of pages, pasting and taping them to create a new text that retains the typefaces, spacing, and rhythms of the originals. These compositions, built through both controlled and chance arrangements, are then made into letterpress prints, as the characters are imprinted, almost carved, into the paper support. In the final version, the edges of the original fragments disappear, resulting in poems that are at once legible and illegible and which occupy a space between writing and seeing, between reading and looking. For Howe, 'the bibliography is the medium.'"
Susan Howe's forthcoming work, Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, will be published in October by New Directions / Christine Burgin.
The Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz, who died in 1996, would have turned 100 on March 31. To commemorate this occasion, Mexico City will be hosting a week-long celebration of his life and work. All the events are listed, along with information on Octavio Paz at the Centenario de Octavio Paz website, which you can visit here (in Spanish).
Paz's translator, Eliot Weinberger, will be in attendance and will partipate in a "choral portrait," a reminiscence of Paz by his literary friends. That event will take place on March 31 at the Palacio de Belles Artes. More info here.
NYC events for the Paz centenary that will take place are currently being coordinated for the fall. Please stay tuned.
March 5: Peter Cole will read from his new collection, The Invention of Influence. Ben Lerner will also be reading from his work. A conversation between the two poets will follow the reading. McNally Jackson, NYC. 7pm. More info here.
March 7: Susan Bernofsky will be moderationg a panel on retranslating literary classics. Panelists include Edith Grossman, Wyatt Mason, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.The Miller Theater, Columbia University. 11 am. More info here. Later that evening, Bernofksy will participate in the Mutifarious Array reading series with Charles Bernstein and Brian Droitcour. Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn. 7 pm. More info here.
March 24: Forrest Gander, Esther Ramón, Pilar Fraile Amador, and publisher Tony Frazer will celebrate the launch of a new anthology of Spanish poetry: Panic Cure. Insituto Cervantes, London. 6:30 pm More info here.
March 26: Dunya Mikhail will participate in a featured reading of the Split This Rock poetry festival. National Geographic Auditorium, Washington DC, 7 pm. More info here.
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