Upcoming: Mondo - a world of avant-garde poetry, a course for the Poetry School

Thursdays : November 5th - December 3rd : 6.45pm to 8.45pm at the Poetry School in Lambeth, London. £90.00. Concs: £72.00

5 sessions 5 international avant-garde poetry movements / methodologies from Japan, Canada, Nigeria, Brazil, Syria & Iraq

Book online using this link: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/mondo--the-global-avant-garde.php

I'm very happy to be presenting a new course for the Poetry School focusing on 5 global avant-garde poetic movements of the post-war period, in five different nations, aiming to elucidate traditions that might be occluded in the UK, and explore how their innovations in writing can compliment people's poetry in the now. The onus is on how these great moments in modern poetry can enrich writing practise, rather than dense historical analysis. It’s a rare chance to excavate avant-garde work in such a setting, please sign up above if interested. 

Participants will have a chance to share their work at a post-course reading and you can see further information about Mondo and my previous courses & activities with the Poetry School here: www.stevenjfowler.com/poetryschool

Week One: November 5th – Japan
The ASA group to the VOU: Kitasono Katue & more
Logogrammatic poetry: The abstract illustration of language

Week Two: November 12th – Canada
The Four Horseman: bp Nichol, Paul Dutton & more
Sound poetry: Language as Sound, resonant, non-lingual, vocal.

Week Three: November 19th - Nigeria
The Mbari Club: Amos Tutuola, John Pepper Clark & more
Experimental mythology: Mythic tropes as paths to the new.

Week Four: November 26th – Brazil
Noigandres: Haroldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos & more
Concrete poetry: The visuality of the poem as its meaning

Week Five: December 3rd – Syria & Iraq
The Tammūzī Poets: Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb, Adonis & more
The ancient as modern: Free verse as liberation.

Tadeusz Rozewicz's the Plains by Paul Bruner

Inline image 1To mark the death of the one of the 20th century's greatest poets, Tadeusz Rozewicz, who I was so honoured to interview a year or two ago, Paul Bruner has created a wonderful work in response to the Rozewicz poem, the Plains, and has been kind enough to use some of my writing on Rozewicz as part of the program. Information below. 


On-the-spot interaction with Paul Bruner's 1967 visualization of Tadeusz Rozewicz's 1954 poem, The Plains. 

Paul Bruner's - Leaves of Grass, Hallowed Ground

Inline image 1SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014; 5:00 PM
The Kosciuszko Foundation, 2025 O Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 
Paul Bruner, at age 72, is a performance poet and a visual artist. He is professor emeritus from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey. He and his wife live in New York on Shelter Island.

"The poet who changed the face of twentieth century poetry, Tadeusz Rózewicz is a giant of Polish literature and undoubtedly one of the most important poets the country has ever produced. Still writing in his 91st year, his lifetime engagement with groundbreaking poetry, fiction and plays has spanned, and often encapsulated, the seismic tumult of the past century in his home nation." - An excerpt from an interview with Tadeusz Rózewicz by SJ Fowler, 3:AM Magazine, May 24th, 2013.
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 Informal Reception Follows
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