Here's the announcement. Please do come to this event. We're honored to be working with such inventive poets.
An Opening Is Nothing
3rd and Warren. N of Key Arena
Tuesday, December 14th from 6 to 8 PM. Performance at 7.
Please join us for the opening of A Poem Is Nothing, an irreducible poet show. Reacting to Laura Riding Jackson's endless returns to nothing as an ethic and an engine on the virge of, and wholeheartedly opposed to, social reality. For Jackson, nothing was the poem, opposed entirely to music and art, exploding out of an unreal self, unmaking the tools and words it finds along the way, only to be realized, regrettably, by tenacious acts of criticism.
With this in mind, 4 poets were asked to show work to spatialize such a poetry of or from nothing.
The show will feature performances by James Yeary, Nico Vassilakis, and a Gaburo Ensemble from Olympia (performing Lingua II: Maledetto;performers are David Wolach, Arun Chandra, Benjamin Michaelis, Clayton Norman, Julie Kimbrell, Sophie Gordon, and Elizabeth Williamson)
The show features works by
Bethany Ides (NY)
Urban Subjects: Jeff Derksen, Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber (Vancouver)
Donato Mancini (Vancouver)
Nico Vassilakis (Seattle)