Brian Kim Stefans
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Works in Los Angeles, California United States of America

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BIO
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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DISCUSSION

Little Review: Ezra Pound, Poems and Translations


[I hope to do a much fuller write-up on this book -- Pound was my first
great poetic love in high school, and I had far too many ideas about this
book than could fit in one paragraph -- so please accept this as "credit"
for the later essay. I've put a picture up on the website:
www.arras.net/weblog]

Ezra Pound
Poems and Translations
The Library of America
ISBN: 1-931082-41-3
14,000 pages
$45

The writings of Ezra Pound have been traditionally associated with the late
James Laughlin

DISCUSSION

Free Space Comix Updates (p.s. Circulars lives still...)


CIRCULARS is still alive:

http://www.arras.net/circulars/

New on FREE SPACE COMIX (mostly just a bunch of loudmouthing, cool links,
and some lively comments -- see below). The stories listed below are in
reverse order -- the earliest story is the lowest on this list:

http://www.arras.net/weblog/

links: DARPA: Information Awareness Office

open letters: Email to the New York Review of Books re: Comics for Grown-Ups

"I should have been suspicious from the start -- I don't think Genesis or
Yes or King Crimson based a concept album on the interactions of a village
of impoverished Mexicans, as the Brothers Hernandez did in Love & Rockets,
and a critic who cites The World According to Garp as some sort of literary
milestone while in the throes of disparaging an entire culture for being
"junk art for adolescents" has certainly lost site long ago of what it means
to be a popular, sophisticated -- not to mention culturally specific --
artist."

detournements: RE: THE\_OPERATION

exchanges: Exchange on Circulars: final version

"Darren Wershler-Henry: Even when the current search technologies adapt to
spider the extra text that blogging has created, the problem of anemic
content isn

DISCUSSION

On Stefans's Blog


Lots of crazy activity...

guest writing by Darren Wershler-Henry and Rachel Blau Duplessis (I'm a
three name only guy)...

http://www.arras.net/weblog/ etc.

chatter: Exchange on Circulars 5 (with DWH)

enthusiasms: Werner Herzog's Stroszek

chatter: Ok... I'll bite (response to Gary Sullivan)

links: Charlie's Ants (more fun with Jack Chick)

chatter: Exchange on Circulars 4 (with DWH)

links: The Corporate Blog

quote: Hitchens on "generations"

links: I've been blogged (comix book convention with Gary Sullivan)

translation: Locutions des Pierrots, X (Laforgue)

carnival: The Four Horsemen

chatter: Exchange on Circulars 3 (with DWH)

poems: The New Stanza

poems: Short poem

links: Ian Hamilton Finlay

chatter: Dream Lives of Genders (Rachel Blau Duplessis)

reviews: Little Review: Digital Art, by Christiane Paul

digressions: People who bought this book also bought...

chatter: Exchange on Circulars 2 (with DWH)

chatter: Exchange on Circulars (with DWH)

links: Unheard Music (Craig Dworkin)

links: Grand Text Auto

open letters: After Language Poetry

links: The Complete History of Hacking

links: Creeps Auf Deutsch

chatter: Roof / Granary / Figures book party (three sketch reviews of George
Stanley, Rod Smith, Kenneth Goldsmith)

chatter: Letter to Radiohead

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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 / Toscano book launch (spam mix)


Please join Rodrigo and I in lifting a glass of... something to, uh...
ourselves...

Tuesday, May 27th...

to celebrate the launch of our books just out from Atelos Press.

Where: Spoonbill and Sugartown bookstore...

it's the L train, Bedford stop, head south a few blocks to "mini mall" (just
after Earwax records).

http://www.spoonbillbooks.com/

What time: 7-9.

There will be wine, cheese, olives, maybe a reading.

Both books will be on sale at discount.

Some of us will go out for dinner afterwards somewhere near and cheap.

Please read (but don't believe) the hype below:

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Rodrigo Toscano's Platform is a political one; his writings are predicated
on the political conditions of contemporary life. But his work is not (and
will never be) predicted by those conditions; indeed, outwitting, unnerving,
and outspeaking the forces and figures clinging to control is one of his
signal artistic strategies. It would be correct to read Platform as a
triumphant product of precise and complex labor (thus adding to the
tradition set by of Louis Zukofsky). But where the spirit of Johann
Sebastian Bach informed Zukofsky's work, we would suggest that it is the
spirit of the Teatro Campesino that informs Toscano's

DISCUSSION

Book Launch: Fashionable Noise (Stefans) & Platform (Toscano)


Please join Rodrigo and I in lifting a glass of... something to, uh...
ourselves, Tuesday, May 27th, to celebrate the launch of his excellent book
of poems, Platform, and my curious book of essays and poems, Fashionable
Noise: On Digital Poetics, both just out from Atelos Press.

Where: Spoonbill and Sugartown bookstore, in the charming, little celebrated
gated community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on 218 Bedford Avenue. It's the
L train, stupide! (as zee French might say) -- zee Bedford stop, head south
a few blocks.

What time: 7-9 (hours of the "magic light").

There will be wine, cheese, olives and depending on our attitudes toward
formalities a brief reading, but I doubt it. I'm planning on selling my
book on at a slight discount -- $10 ($3 off) -- don't know what Rodrigo's
plans are but he might do the same. Get it while it's cheap. Tell friends
to get it while it's cheap. Tell everyone.

Please read (but don't believe) the promo info below to be further persuaded
of the necessity of your presence at this event. And there's nothing better
than a Tuesday night of loitering on the streets of Wburg!

Cheers,
Brian

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Rodrigo Toscano's Platform is a political one; his writings are predicated
on the political conditions of contemporary life. But his work is not (and
will never be) predicted by those conditions; indeed, outwitting, unnerving,
and outspeaking the forces and figures clinging to control is one of his
signal artistic strategies. It would be correct to read Platform as a
triumphant product of precise and complex labor (thus adding to the
tradition set by of Louis Zukofsky). But where the spirit of Johann
Sebastian Bach informed Zukofsky's work, we would suggest that it is the
spirit of the Teatro Campesino that informs Toscano's