ON THE LIMINALITY OF SURFACES: Online Seminar with Lewis Freedman
ON THE LIMINALITY OF SURFACES
with Lewis Freedman
A four-week online seminar held over Zoom.
Sundays: February 20 and 27; March 6 and 13
Where in this place we are in do we disappear to when we enter into the interiority of our pages and screens? Where do we reappear in and from? Or not only where, but how? How is it that surfaces appear to us (are performed by us) as the liminal sites for the disappearance and appearance of our selves?
This seminar will experiment with the dynamics of disappearance and reappearance in the acts of reading & writing, inventing & looking towards ways in which we might appear & examine the disappearance while we're here & gone. Works that we'll look to & write alongside, works that account for, that in some way materialize the surface of writing in compositional time will include those by Mirtha Dermisache, Renee Gladman, Robert Grenier, N. H. Pritchard, & Hannah Wiener, among others.
The seminar will meet via Zoom, once a week over four weeks. Poets & artists & writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate. All texts will be made available to participants in advance of the seminar.
* Limited to 15 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewis Freedman is the author of Residual Synonyms for the Name of God and I Want Something Other Than Time (both from Ugly Duckling Presse) as well as many chapbooks of poetry, including Am Perhaps Yet (Oxeye). In addition, he has authored several experiments on the form of the book including Solitude: The Complete Games (Troll Thread), a collaboration with Kevin Rydberg that will take several years for your computer to read, and the book within a book, Hold the Blue Orb, Baby (Well-Greased Press) which interleaves notebook facsimiles with poems on the practice of notebooking. He has taught creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oklahoma State University, and served as Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Carthage College.