Brian Kim Stefans
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Brian Kim Stefans teaches digital literature and twentith century poetry at UCLA. He is the author of the books of poems What is Said the Poet Concerning Flowers (2006) and Kluge: A Meditation (2007), along with Before Starting Over: Essays and Interviews (2008) and Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (2003), among other works. His digital works are collected at arras.net.
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/UBU lanches: May 19th at Pierogi Gallery, June 3rd at LFL Gallery


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ALL MY FUNKY FRIENDS...
You are invited to just say no to horsemeat at the following two events to
celebrate the launch of the spring 2004 series of /ubu e-books.

A cd containing all 30 books of the series will be available for sale.
Print-outs of the books will also be available for weighing and fetishizing.

May 19th, 8-10 pm

Party/reading at Pierogi 2000 Gallery, 177 North 9th Street right here in
Williamsburg (Bedford stop on L train).

Short readings by Miles Champion, Barbara Cole, Rob Fitterman, Aaron Kunin,
Michael Scharf and Brian Kim Stefans. Slide presentation and performance by
visiting ambassador from Windsor, Canada, Gustave Morin, his first reading
ever in New Yawk.

June 3rd, 6-8 pm

Roof Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Granary Books, Qua, /ubu Editions & The
Figures invite you to a book party at LFL Gallery, 530 West 24th Street
(yes, that's hipser Chelsea).

Wine, cheese and horsemeat will be served at both events!

http://ww.ubu.com/ubu

Spring 2004 Titles:

Caroline Bergvall, Eclat

Barbara Cole, Situation Comedies: Foxy Moron

Jean Day, Linear C & The I and the You

Craig Dworkin, Smokes

Deanna Ferguson, Rough Bush and Other Poems

Robert Fitterman, This Window Makes Me Feel

Toadex Hobogrammathon, Name: A Novel

Robert Kelly, Cruise of the Pnyx

Madelyn Kent, Sao Paolo

Ira Lightman, Trancelated (from Coinsides)

Nicholas Moore, Spleen

Gustave Morin, Spaghetti Dreadful

Larry Price, Circadium

Lytle Shaw, Low-Level Bureaucratic Structures / Principles of the Emeryville
Shellmound

Ron Silliman, The Chinese Notebook

Brian Kim Stefans, Gulf & Alpha Betty's Chronicles

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A R R A S: new media poetry and poetics
http://www.arras.net

Hinka cumfae cashore canfeh, Ahl hityi oar hied 'caw taughtie!

"Do you think just because I come from Carronshore I cannot fight? I shall
hit you over the head with a cold potatoe."

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Print-outs of the books will also be available for weighing and fetishizing=
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Williamsburg (Bedford stop on L train).</P>
<P>Short readings by Miles Champion, Barbara Cole, Rob Fitterman, Aaron Kun=
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Michael Scharf and Brian Kim Stefans. Slide presentation and performance by=

visiting ambassador from Windsor, Canada, Gustave Morin, his first reading =
ever
in New Yawk.</P>
<P><STRONG>June 3rd, 6-8 pm</STRONG></P>
<P>Roof Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Granary Books, Qua, /ubu Editions &amp=
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Figures invite you to a book party at LFL Gallery, 530 West 24th Street (ye=
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<P>Wine, cheese and horsemeat will be served at both events!</P>
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<P>Caroline Bergvall, Eclat</P>
<P>Barbara Cole, Situation Comedies: Foxy Moron</P>
<P>Jean Day, Linear C &amp; The I and the You</P>
<P>Craig Dworkin, Smokes</P>
<P>Deanna Ferguson, Rough Bush and Other Poems</P>
<P>Robert Fitterman, This Window Makes Me Feel</P>
<P>Toadex Hobogrammathon, Name: A Novel</P>
<P>Robert Kelly, Cruise of the Pnyx</P>
<P>Madelyn Kent, Sao Paolo</P>
<P>Ira Lightman, Trancelated (from Coinsides)</P>
<P>Nicholas Moore, Spleen</P>
<P>Gustave Morin, Spaghetti Dreadful</P>
<P>Larry Price, Circadium</P>
<P>Lytle Shaw, Low-Level Bureaucratic Structures / Principles of the Emeryv=
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<P>Ron Silliman, The Chinese Notebook</P>
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DISCUSSION

U B U W E B :: /ubu Editons :: Spring 2004 Titles


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This year's titles range from the visually sophisticated Concrete poetry of
Gustave Morin, a native of Windsor who spent 10 years on his "novel" A Penny
Dreadful, to an obscure volume of satirical translations of Baudelaire by
the English poet Nicholas Moore, from the experiments in frame and format
that Caroline Bergvall and designer Marit Meunzberg explore in their daring
resetting of the poet's Eclat, to the equally daring, if entirely
unscrupulous, logorrhea that is the 130 pages of another "novel," Name, by
Toadex Hobogrammathon.

The big news this year might be the introduction of color into the pantheon
of effects being used in our e-books: both Bergvall's Eclat and my own Alpha
Betty's Chronicles rely heavily on it, in ways that would have been
unsuitable to html and impossibly expensive to print in a book. Likewise,
the volumes by Morin and Lytle Shaw - two of his uniquely low-tech Shark
chapbooks - are primarily graphic works, while the titles by Craig Dworkin,
Robert Fitterman and Larry Price attempt to re-conceptualize the page of an
Adobe Acrobat file as a middle-space that ironizes the permanence of type
(Dworkin's use of Courier fonts) or digital flow (Fitterman's box-like
containers) as well as the "writing on the wall" soixante-huitard-style
(Price's poster-style typography).

Of the republications, we are happy to present the final section of Ron
Silliman's The Age of Huts, The Chinese Notebook, probably the most
influential of his early books outside of Kejtak, two small works by the
increasingly-prized Jean Day, whose 1998 Atelos volume, The Literal World,
woke so many up to her understated talents. Robert Kelly's quasi-fiction -
yes, yet another "novel" - called The Cruise of the Pnyx has long been one
of my favorites of his, but has never appeared in another book, nor has the
original Station Hill edition of 1979 been republished.

New writers include the playwright Madelyn Kent, whose Shufu plays - part
Butoh, part Richard Maxwell-like deadpan, with a touch of Clark Coolidge --
are bound to become recognized as innovative theater, and Aaron Kunin, who
is becoming known in New York and elsewhere as a writer of uncommon
intelligence and tremendous technical precision. The English poet Ira
Lightman drops in on the series like a lightning bolt, spreading his art in
a sort of spirit of personal renaissance, while Barbara Cole's Foxy Moron -
a text I see as existing somewhere between poetry and drama if only because
she reads it so well in public - strikes a little lower, not so much toward
"renaissance" as sexual catharsis, over and over again.

Lastly, we are especially happy to have Deanna Ferguson's long-awaited
follow-up collection to her 1993 book The Relative Minor (which appears as a
reprint in last year's series). Several of the poems in Rough Bush have
already played parts in some of the signal poetics statements of the
nineties; it's good to finally have such a stash of Ferguson's recent
writings in one place.

Enjoy!

--Brian Kim Stefans

/ubu Editions can be accessed at:
http://ubu.com/ubu

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Eclat
Caroline Bergvall
http://ubu.com/ubu/bergvall_eclat.html

Situation Comedies: Foxy Moron
Barbara Cole
http://ubu.com/ubu/cole_foxy.html

Linear C & The I and the You
Jean Day
http://ubu.com/ubu/day_linear.html

Smokes
Craig Dworkin
http://ubu.com/ubu/dworkin_smokes.html

Rough Bush and other poems
Deanna Ferguson
http://ubu.com/ubu/ferguson_bush.html

This Window Makes Me Feel
Robert Fitterman
http://ubu.com/ubu/fitterman_window.html

Name, a novel
Toadex Hobogrammathon
http://ubu.com/ubu/toadex_name.html

Cruise of the Pnyx
Robert Kelly
http://ubu.com/ubu/kelly_pnyx.html

Sao Paolo
Madelyn Kent
http://ubu.com/ubu/kent_sao.html

The Mauberley Series
Aaron Kunin
http://ubu.com/ubu/kunin_mauberley.html

Trancelated (from Coinsides)
Ira Lightman
http://ubu.com/ubu/lightman_trance.html

Spleen: Thirty-one versions of Baudelaire's Je suis comme le roi...
Nicholas Moore
http://ubu.com/ubu/moore_spleen.html

Spaghetti Dreadful (trailer for A Penny Dreadful)
Gustave Morin
http://ubu.com/ubu/morin_spaghetti.html

Circadium
Larry Price
http://ubu.com/ubu/price_circadium.html

Gulf & Alpha Betty's Chronicles
Brian Kim Stefans
http://ubu.com/ubu/stefans_alpha.html
http://ubu.com/ubu/stefans_gulf.html

Low-Level Bureaucratic Structures Principles of the Emeryville Shellmound
Lytle Shaw
http://ubu.com/ubu/shaw_low.html

The Chinese Notebook
Ron Silliman
http://ubu.com/ubu/silliman_chinese.html

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Apologies for cross-postings. Please forward to all.

DISCUSSION

Brian Kim Stefans and Michael Gizzi reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, Sat. 13th at 4


Well, the subject line says it all... Michael's a great and funny poet,
Google him at will and find out!

SEGUE READING SERIES
AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
Winter / Spring 2004

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

308 BOWERY, JUST NORTH OF HOUSTON

SATURDAYS FROM 4 - 6 PM

$5 admission goes to support the readers

MARCH 13
BRIAN KIM STEFANS and MICHAEL GIZZI

Brian Kim Stefans' latest book is Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics. His
website is www.arras.net. He's recently taken up playwriting and will
premiere a short piece at Chashama in February.

Michael Gizzi moved to Providence last summer. His most recent book is My
Terza Rima (The Figures). He will read from his latest ms. Facing Life.

Raymond Hernandez {Bass Guitar and Vocals} has been the bass player for
Knight Riders since March of 2000. He has been involved in the world of live
music for 30 years. With God's help, at a very young age, he taught himself
to play guitar and sing. He has been a member of the choir at St. Andrew's
Catholic Church in Channelview, TX for 25 years and is very much involved in
several other church organizations. Before joining Knight Riders, he
operated the band Southern Justice for nearly 4 years. In November of 1999,
Raymond had a challenge slap him in the face when he severed the end of his
index finger with a circular saw. In less than a week, he managed to create
new ways to play his chords and fought through the pain so that he would not
miss a gig. Today, his finger is of no challenge to his performance. He
entertains any and every crowd no matter how small or large and still makes
it to church every Sunday.

(He won't be appearing at this reading.)

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A R R A S: new media poetry and poetics
http://www.arras.net

Hinka cumfae cashore canfeh, Ahl hityi oar hied 'caw taughtie!

"Do you think just because I come from Carronshore I cannot fight? I shall
hit you over the head with a cold potatoe.

DISCUSSION

Stefans/Mellis/Wilson--11 February


Brian Kim Stefans
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Miranda Mellis
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Kirsten Wilson

Wednesday, February 11

Dixon Place @ Chashama
111 West 42nd Street
(between 6th and 7th avenues)
7:30pm: $5

Kirsten Wilson is a performance artist, writer, and
teacher. She was the founder and artistic director of
the Santa Fe-based choreographed theater company,
Friendly Fire. She has written numerous performance
pieces, including There's No Place Like Home, A Case
Study, The Amazing Magician's Beautiful Assistant
Clara, and Odalisque. She taught monologue writing and
performing classes at the College of Santa Fe, and
Playback Theater through Bard College in New York; She
currently teaches Letting the Body Speak: The
Autobiographical Monologue Class, and Writing as a
Spiritual Practice.

Miranda F. Mellis is a writer from San Francisco set
to graduate in May with an M.F.A. from Brown
University. She is in the Providence-based
chamber-punk band Television Astronaut and has been
published in BeeHive, Cabinet, h2so4, Fence, Nerve
Lantern, Persephone, and a few anthologies. Formerly
an aerialist in the tiny avant-garde circus, The
Turnbuckles, she toured with Sister Spit in '98. She
is a founding editor with Tisa Bryant and Kate Schatz
of the forthcoming multifarious publication The
Encyclopedia and is currently collaborating with Ali
Liebgott on a graphic novellet called Goodnight
Apocalypse.

Brian Kim Stefans is the author of three books of
poetry, including Free Space Comix and Angry Penguins.
His most recent book - comprising essays, poems and a
dialogue - is called Fashionable Noise: On Digital
Poetics. His Web site, devoted to new media poetry
and poetics, is arras.net, at which his net art can
also be found. He had a reading of his short play
"Kinski in Kanada" on November 8 at the Bowery Poetry
Club.

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DISCUSSION

I'm performing with Douglas Dunn!


Sorry to name drop in the subject line but quickie last minute
self-promotion needs all the charge it can get.

I'm performing tomorrow, Sunday, with writer Melissa Ragona (we're doing
"soundscape") and dancers Eric Bradley, Douglas Dunn, and Nicholas Leichter.
They must think we're going to do something brilliant because we're last on
the bill!

Lots of great writers and dancers on the bill -- come out for some
good-spirited New York-style performance whatchamacallit! (Boston won't
clinch it Sunday, don't worry.)

T H E B O W E R Y P O E T R Y C L U B

308 Bowery (at Bleecker)

NY, NY 10012

presents

TalkTalk WalkWalk

A festival of dance/poetry collaborations

Sunday, October 12, 2003 from 4-7pm, $7

Box Office information: 212.614.0505

The Bowery Poetry Club at 308 Bowery (at Bleecker) hosts a 3 hour festival
of dance/poetry collaborations, TalkTalk WalkWalk curated by
choreographer/performers Jen Abrams and Sally Silvers on Sunday, October 12
from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets are $7 & are available at the door. There will be
a short intermission at the end of each grouping during which the audience
can come and go. Check www.bowerypoetry.com for updates.

On a cabaret stage with club atmo, 13 separate acts will spin the way words
and movement can mix, riff, flim, flip, and flam together (or apart). Some
are long term collaborators; some are shotgunning for a juiced up afternoon
of skates on, earwigging pizzazz.

The program order is:

4 PM
* Jen Abrams
* Megan Boyd and Cathy Park Hong
* Johanna Walker
* Lee Ann Brown, Abby Child with K.J. Holmes, and Edisa Weeks

Short Break

* Monica de la Torre and Sally Gross
* Adeena Karisick, Amy Cox, with Gus Solomons jr
* Bob Holman and Yoshiko Chuma
* Eva Lawrence

Short Break

* Marjorie Gamso
* Barbara Mahler and Donna Masini
* Nada Gordon with Karl Anderson, Alison Salzinger, and Jody Sperling
* Kim Rosenfield and Sally Silvers
* Melissa Ragona, Brian Kim Stefans with Eric Bradley, Douglas Dunn,
Nicholas Leichter

Pieces are approximately 10 minutes long.

Program subject to change. Please see website for updates.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!