UMAINE NEW WRITING SERIES
FOURTH EVENT OF 2004 NONSTOP POETRY
KAREN JOSHUA MAC CORMACK
THURSDAY <> 25 MARCH 2004
4:30PM <> SODERBERG AUD.
JENNESS HALL <> UMAINE
free and open to the public
Karen Mac Cormack is the author of thirteen books (twelve of which are poetry titles), including Quill Driver (Nightwood Editions, 1989), Quirks & Quillets (Chax Press, 1991), Marine Snow (ECW Press, 1995), Multiplex [with American poet Ron Silliman] (Wild Honey Press, 1998), At Issue (Coach House Books, 2001) and most recently Vanity Release (Zasterle Press, Canary Islands, 2003). Her collaborations include FIT TO PRINT (Coach House Press/West House Books, 1998) with British poet Alan Halsey, and From A Middle (housepress, 2002) with Steve McCaffery. A section from her polybiographical prose work Implexures appeared as a chap-book from housepress in 2001; Chax Press in Arizona brought out the first full volume in 2003. Earlier this month, Mac Cormack was awarded a Canada Council Grant for the second volume of Implexures.
Joshua Clover is
an Associate Professor of Poetry and Poetics in the Dept of English at UC Davis.
His publications include the volume of poetry Madonna anno domini and a critical
study for the British Film Institute on The Matrix and political economy, as
well as extensive writings on popular music for the Village Voice, Spin, and
other venues. Much of his critical and poetic work concerns the intersection
found in the title of his essay "The Poetics of Urbanism," and in
the relations of modernist formalism and revolution. Particular interests include
the accounts of urban modernity in Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School,
as well as the unitary urbanism of Guy Debord and the Situationist International.
Clover's most recent chapbook is Their Ambiguity (Quemadura Press, 2003).