Poetry Magazine Release Party: Jolie Holland Live in Concert
Thursday, November 3rd – Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Free admission on first-come, first-served basis
Join the editors for a free concert by songwriter, musician, and Poetry contributor Jolie Holland. In January 2011, Holland appeared in a special section of the magazine called “The View from Here.” She wrote about the way poetry and music intertwines in her life: “Just as dinosaurs didn’t really disappear but became birds, poems have become songs. . . . I don’t know how to talk about what poetry is, except to talk about the experience. It’s good to have your hand on the rudder, and know when the current is moving powerfully.”
Loosely inspired by Neil Young's Zuma, the Velvet Underground, Rolling Stones, and David Bowie, Brooklyn-based Jolie Holland released her fourth studio album, Pint of Blood, last June on Anti-Records. Some of the album’s lyrics were written tipsy on a train and others out of a trance. The New York Times characterizes her songs as being “about love and jealousy, traveling and exhaustion, desire and loss. They’re rampant with beautiful losers.”
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Doors open at 6:00pm; performance starts at 7:00pm. Capacity is limited to the first 125 guests. Attendees receive complimentary copies of the November 2011 issue of Poetry magazine, and may also register to win an original collage by poet David Shapiro, whose work is featured in the issue.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.