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Eleni Stecopoulos: “Somatics” Questionnaire April 29, 2011: For the last installment of the “somatics” questionnaire at Harriet this month (see the first one here, with Rob Halpern), I asked poet-scholar Eleni Stecopoulos to chime in about her own experience of the term somatics. Stecopoulos’s first full-length book, Armies of Compassion, which came out last year on Palm Press, offers a fierce, [...] by

Arthur Echo Echo April 27, 2011: The following is a workshop that I conducted at the "Movement, Somatics, and Writing" symposium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, which took place February 17th-19th, 2011. Participants in the conference included principal organizer, Petra Kuppers, and co-organizers Bhanu Kapil, Eleni Stecopoulos, Amy Sara Carroll, Kate Elswit, Jina Kim, [...] by

Rob Halpern: on “Somatics” April 26, 2011: For my final few posts at Harriet this month, I would like to present a series of poets in succession who consider the term "somatics" with regards to their work and contemporary poetry at large. "Somatics," which has for awhile referred to disciplinary work around movement/dance, bodywork, and exploratory uses of language for the purposes of [...] by

The Phoneme Choir at St. Mark’s Poetry Project April 20, 2011: This past Friday at St. Mark's Church I attended choreographer Daria Fain's and poet-designer Robert Kocik's performance of "Re-English," a work they have conceived and directed with their Phoneme Choir. The Phoneme Choir participants on Friday night included many from the chorus' previous performances at Governor's Island--for their Lower [...] by

from Somatic Poetics April 16, 2011: This past summer Patrick F. Durgin of Kenning Editions asked me to compose an essay based on the term "somatics" with regards to recent practices in poetry and art. For the remainder of my posts at Harriet this month I will be focused on the term somatics as it relates to poetics, performance, and cultural politics. Forthcoming are also a series [...] by

My Remains: poetry, art, and the emergence of the subject April 12, 2011: For the past couple years I have been working on a book of poems that deals with a certain model or mode of subjectivity. I am not sure what to call this book yet, though I have a few titles in mind. The specific model of subjectivity I am working with (I hope at the level of the poem's language) involves a conception of the individual as a kind [...] by

(What) Remains (Common) April 10, 2011: Rob Halpern and I have spent the past couple months revisiting a correspondence/collaboration that we started in 2007, working title "The Birds Know, So" after a line of Monica Vitti's in Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert. This past February we generated a series of questions and prompts about "commons" in hopes that this might yield [...] by

Nonsite Collective (Redistributing Poetic Effort part II) April 30, 2010: I first "happened" upon the Nonsite Collective in the summer of 2007 when I was in residency at the Headlands Art Centre near Sausalito, California. I called up some of my friends, asked if they'd be interested in getting together for dinner, and was invited to what was described as a "semi-formal meeting" at Jocelyn Saidenberg's house. It just [...] by

The Hole (Notes): William Pope.L’s Hole Theory April 30, 2010: In William Pope.L’s book, Hole Theory, the artist writes: What I mean by having Something is the fantasy That having is possessing [and]* That possessing is knowing Therefore this sort of theorizing/[deodorizing] Could only come from someone Who believes in having things As a political condition Conversely, this [...] by

Interview with Charles Bernstein (part II) April 29, 2010: The following is the second part of an interview I conducted with Charles Bernstein at his home on March 19th, 2010 about his selected poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven, recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (the first part can be linked here at Harriet). In this part of the interview, Bernstein and I continue our discussion about [...] by