It’s that time of the year again. This week sees the beginning of the 2015 Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program
“The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events and more.
This years’s theme – “The Braided River – Activist Rhizome” – the four weeks being broken down as, week one – “Disparities, Exigencies, Identity, Language”, week two, “Who am I when I dream: Philo-poetics”, week three – “The Activist Rhizome“, week four – “Sangha, Cross Worlds, Common Ground”
Among the highlights (but there are so many highlights.. for a full scheduling of the programming, download the catalog – here) – Joanne Kyger – “Writing in Dream Time”,
Eileen Myles – “Gender/Genre”, Bernadette Mayer and Philip Good – “Don’t Get Mad, Write A Poem”, Steven Taylor – “Songworks”, Margaret Randall – “Writing from Global Consciousness and Personal Experience”, Thurston Moore – “Composed on The Tongue”, Anne Waldman – “Entanglement: Co-Existence in a Dark Time” – and, keenly anticipated, our particular favorite, Clark Coolidge-on-Allen Ginsberg – “Allen Ginsberg – Poet” – “Time to take a close look at the life’s work of one of the founders of the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. His influences, his evolving fascinations and procedures, his innovations in the long line and the long poem. We’ll consider all his major works plus many others unsung but deserving. A chance to engage with the overall poetic accomplishment of one of the last century’s great poetic forces”