Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012 Dana Teen Lomax

Dana Teen Lomax joined us live in the studio today to discuss her book Disclosure (Black Radish Books 2011). In Disclosure, Dana publishes documents from her life, from her fourth grade report card, to her recent bank records. This interesting conceptual work illuminates not only societal values, but also how we all participate in those values and judgments. She talked about the process of choosing documents for this very vulnerable and revealing work. During the second half, Dana discussed editing the upcoming SPT-related project, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children. Dana also read from her current manuscript, Lullaby, a project that is a reaction to how the family structure mirrors societal norms.  Click here to listen

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 7, 2012 Tiff Dressen live in studio!

On Saturday, Tiff Dressen joined us live in studio. Tiff is a member of the g.e. collective and a member/editor of Kelsey Street Press. She discussed her own work but also the poetry that inspires her. She started off reading Inger Christensen's work which influenced her to write Because Icarus, Children (published by Winteredpress). The chorus and use of different voices are highlighted in Tiff's poems. She also read from her self-made chapbook Messages (contact her at tiff_dressen@yahoo.com for a chapbook of your own!). Tiff shared her unique use of space on the page and the rhythm that is so integral in the construction of her poetry. Click here to listen

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saturday June 30th- Karen Hannah and Zumbar Press

On June 30th, Karen Hannah joined us live in the studio to talk about her press, Zumbar Press. Karen started off talking about how she came to love letter press printing and the evolution of her unique project. With Zumbar, she creates limited edition broadsides that are, from start to finish, a recorded collaboration with the writer. By recording the correspondence with the writer on her website, the process of creation is illuminated and celebrated, as opposed to the usual practice of only revealing the finished product. Karen also talked about how sound is important to the writing she solicits for her press. We discussed the physicality of not only letter press, but also the letter itself. Karen read from her piece 'the hearkening is ours to haunt' which is strongly influenced by sound, press making and space.  Find out about Zumbar at http://www.zumbarpress.com/  Click Here to Listen