The Writing of Carolee Schneemann at The Poetry Project NYC

The Writing of Carolee Schneemann at The Poetry Project NYC

Join us at The Poetry Project, Thursday, October 10 | 8 PM for a celebration of her writing!
With readings by Zohra Atash, Lilah Dougherty, Judy Hussie-TaylorPierre JorisDavid Levi-Strauss, Meredith Monk, Nicole PeyrafitteGeorge QuashaJerome Rothenberg, Cecilia VicuñaAnne Waldman.

Carolee Schneemann was a writer and artist of intimacy — bloody, feline, mortal, ancient, and tender. Her understanding of intimacy or union included the weaving of written and uttered language, movement and gesture, and the visual register of images throughout her art-making practice. And it also extended to the way she lived, in close friendship with many poets, forming community with fellow writers, artists, and makers across a number of scenes, circles, disciplines, challenging and inspiring and turning on her friends and collaborators. In a 1975 letter Carolee Schneemann wrote to a male friend attempting to explain gender and art to her, “I BELONG TO NATURE NOT TO THESE ARTIFACTS YOU CHOOSE. I AM ELECTRICAL VULVIC BOLT IN TIME.” 

Her work — simultaneously provocative, unsettling, defiant, romantic, and magnetic — has often been critically understood through sensuality and the body. While this uncompromising embodiment is crucial, in her writing we find guiding notes and framing toward a more expansive engagement with her project, always moving towards the reckoning pleasure of liberation. The writing, like her work across other mediums, is always intense, precise, rigorous, with her psychic and political senses attuned through her vision to a guiltless, boundless freedom. 

 

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Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends

Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends

Wednesday, November 14   8pm
Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends
The Poetry Project, New York
This event will highlight Anne Waldman’s new book Trickster Feminism, Penguin, 2018. With musicians, vocalists: Fast Speaking Music (Devin Brahja Waldman and Ambrose Bye) with special guests: Melanie Dyer, Janice Lowe, Thurston Moore, and the premiere of a short video “Crepuscular” by No Land, 2018.