7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR, CHICAGO, IL
September 25, 2013
Reading, book launch, sound, and screening with Mark Booth, Mairead Case, Patrick Durgin, Devin King, and a salad bar. To celebrate the publication of PQRS: A Poets Theater Script, Patrick Durgin will read “Prelude to PQRS” and screen clips from films cited in the book. Mark Booth and Devin King will collaborate on a sound piece [based on music cited in the book]. Mairead Case will read her own work. And we shall consume salad.
PQRS is a poets theater script with initials for names and functions for characters. It is about linguistic contagion and statist collusion, the fate of labor and play as literary genre (i.e. “essay”), the utility of public art and site-specificity in the post-medium age, the plasticity of gender, the metaphysics of lyric address, and several other topics. It was written between 1998 and 2012, mostly toward the end of that period.
Patrick Durgin is coauthor of The Route (Atelos, 2008, with Jen Hofer) and has published numerous chapbooks, including Imitation Poems (2006) and Color Music (2002). Durgin is also editor of Hannah Weiner’s Open House and The Early and Clairvoyant Journals of Hannah Weiner. He teaches critical theory, literature, and writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Patrick Durgin @ Pennsound and @ EPC and see http://www.kenningeditions.com/pqrs-by-patrick-durgin/
Mairead Case is a writer, editor, and teacher. An MFA-W candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduate of the 2013 Summer Writing Program at Naropa, Mairead is Youth Services Assistant at the Poetry Foundation Library and an editor-at-large for Yeti Publishing and featherproof books. She writes monthly book columns for the websites Bad at Sports and Bookslut.
Mark Booth is an interdisciplinary artist, sound artist, and writer residing in Oak Park, Illinois. Recent exhibitions and projects include The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape at Devening Projects and Editions Chicago, God is Represented by the Sea, Adds Donna Gallery Chicago, Nothing to do with wizards, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL. He has performed and exhibited in the United States, Scandinavia, Australia, and Germany. Booth is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he currently teaches creative writing and sound.
Devin King is a writer, musician, and teacher working in Chicago. His long poem, CLOPS, is out from the Green Lantern Press where he is now an Associate Editor. He curates performances, readings, lectures, and movies at The (New) Corpse. A new chapbook, The Resonant Space, is out from Holon Press.