Both these amazing events are happening on Friday, April 23, and I'll miss them both since I'll be at postmoot. But if you're around, you definitely shouldn't!
A Panel on "The Legacy of Futurism on Contemporary Small Press Publishing"
Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse); Sandra Doller (1913, a journal of forms); Johannes Göransson and Joyelle McSweeney (Action Books and Action, Yes)
Pasquerilla Center 107, University of Notre Dame
"Except in struggle, there is no more beauty." - Manifesto of Futurism, 1909. Four guest editors will discuss the dynamic legacy of Italian and Russian Futurist publishing, print making, typography, and design on contemporary small press publishing in America. The invited presses reflect divergent yet complementary takes on Futurist models and publish in a wide range of formats and materials, from letterpress broadsides to artists' books and chapbooks to glossy journals, perfect-bound volumes and online magazines.
A Poetry Reading by Matvei Yankelevich, Sandra Doller, and Ben Doller
322 E. Colfax Ave Apt 207, South Bend
Matvei Yankelevich is a translator of things Russian, and a writer of things English. He is the translator and editor of TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, 2007). He is a co-translator of OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern UP, 2006). His own writing has appeared in various journals, and he is the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK, presented as a chapbook by Palm Press, as well as the book, Boris by the Sea, published by Octopus Books. He teaches at Hunter College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University. He is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.
Sandra Doller (née Miller) is the author of Oriflamme (Ahsahta, 2005) and the founder & editrice of 1913 magazine and press. She teaches at Cal State San Marcos and lives way out west with her man, Ben Doller (né Doyle) and their pups Ronald Johnson and Kiki Smith. This is her second book.
Ben Doller (né Doyle) is the author of two previous books of poems: Radio, Radio (LSU Press, 2001, seleced for the 2000 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets by Susan Howe), FAQ: (Ahsahta Press, 2009). Doller co-edits the Kuhl House Contemporary Poets series from the University of Iowa Press and was recently hired as Assistant Professor in George Mason University's MFA program in Creative Writing. He lives with his lady, Sandra Doller, and their animals.