SUPPLE SCIENCE BOOK LAUNCH
Small Press Traffic
Artist Television Access
992 Valencia Street, SF
Sun. 11/17 5pm
Spoken, choral and choreoprosodic selections from the ongoing libretto “Re-English,” an investigative musical that treats our current ecological and inequity crises as consequents of the sonic and connotative qualities of english, calling upon forms and phenomena as diverse as neuroendocrinology, cosmogony, naad, triple bottom line accounting, optativity, dead languages, energy cauldrons, and even poetry to re-tune our tongues, imbuing them with unheard of inherences, moods, admixtures and admonishments.
PROSODIC BODY WORKSHOP
Long Leg Series
New Arts Building Consortium
1 Grove Street, SF
Workshops: Fri. 11/22 6:30-9:30 pm
Sat./Sun. 11/23-24 10-3 pm
Public Showing: Sun. 11/24 7:30pm
In this workshop we will practice the Prosodic Body, opening broader interoceptive, energetic connections. We will work with correspondences between phonemes and the neuroendocrine and somatosensory systems, sync our heart rates with danced poetic meter, involve cellular respiration in vocalization, perform phoneme puncture, embody cosmogony and become the direct experience of biophysics. We will integrate “choreoprosodia,” movement and language, fulfilling each other’s expression.
"PRODUCING POVERTY WON’T BE A CRIME UNTIL POETS MAKE IT ILLEGAL (AND THE INTERRELATED MATTER OF THE UNFORMED FIELD OF PROSODY)"
The Bay Area Public School2141 Broadway, Oakland
Mon. 11/25 7pm
We’ll discuss two concerns particularly: 1) law as creative writing along with shared productivity as poetry medium: This is a call to begin writing the book on banking, corporate and finance law for poets. 2) the missing artscience of prosody: a lab or anechoic darkroom for carrying out qualitative and quantitative testing of the effects of tone, beat, frequency, silence, darkness, color and other prosodic phenomena on various bioprocesses.
ON Contemporary Practice is Compline’s sister press; its “critical arm,” if you will. I’ve edited this press with Thom Donovan for over 5 years now, and we’re in the midst of a major revamp, slightly changing our focus to print book-length monographs on contemporary practice along with an online PDF Archive. If you support Compline, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll LOVE ON!
You can support On Contemporary Practice by preordering our first monograph, Supple Science: A Robert Kocik Primer.
Each preorder comes with an original drawing by Robert Kocik as thanks for your support!
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And check out ON’s new website here, where we’ll shortly post new additions to our PDF Archive!
Our friends in Texas have been busy folding and binding Z”L, a benefit chapbook for poets CJ Martin and Julia Drescher, and I’m happy to say the book is finally ready for pre-order. Edited and executed by Ash Smith with letterpress cover and flyleaf by me, this chapbook is only $5 and the proceeds go to helping Chris’s mother start over after losing everything (literally EVERYTHING) in the aftermath of a tornado. Rather than buy your $5 coffee tomorrow, pay pal over a fiver, receive an awesome book featuring tons of interesting contributors, and help Betsy Martin land on her feet (I was going to say “start over” but that’s obviously not possible). Go here and make it happen.
And here’s a list of contributors (so you know what you’re getting!): Kate Greenstreet, Sueyuen Juliette Lee, Shin Yu Pai, David Hadbawnik, Taylor Brady, Erica Lewis, Carter Smith, JB Beck, Karen McBurney, Dan Thomas Glass, Brenda Iijima, Divya Victor, Hugo Garcia Manriquez, Jessica Smith, Chad Heltzel, Sarah Mangold, Kevin Varrone, Marcella Durand, Pattie McCarthy, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Steve Wilson, Laura Goldstein & Nikki Wallschlaeger, Thom Donavan, Sarah Campbell, Carolina Ebeid, Paul Klinger, Dan Coffey, Pablo Miguel Martinez, Kathleen Peirce, Jeffery Pethybridge, Michalle Gould, David Abel, Dawn Pendergast, Bonnie Emerick, Rob Halpern, Michael Cross (though I think my piece got cut!), Alison Cimino, Michelle Detorie, Paula J. Smith, Jeff Sirkin, Amanda Ackerman, Rosetta Ballew-Jennings, Deborah Poe, Rosa Alcala, Roberto Ontiveros, Crane Giamo, Drew Kunz,Stephen Novotny, Jeremy Ballard, Norma Cole, Susan Briante, Julia Bloch…