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Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:30am to Friday, March 14, 2008 - 5:00pm

Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street)

Yale Center for British Art

 

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Arts of the Book Collection invite historians, literary scholars, poets, artists, publishers, and book arts enthusiasts to participate in Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book, a symposium to be held on March 13 & 14, 2008, on the campus of Yale University.

 

Speakers are Carolee Campbell, Macy Chadwick, Steve Clay, Simon Cutts, Johanna Drucker, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, C. Mikal Oness, Kyle Schlesinger, Buzz Spector, C. D. Wright, and John Yau.

 

Additionally, the symposium will highlight strengths of the Yale Arts of the Book Collection and the Modern European and American collections at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the accompanying exhibitions:

 

  • Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book
    at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
  • The Publisher's Roundtable: Book Artists in Dialogue
    at the Arts of the Book Collection

 

Registration is free, but required for planning purposes. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 25, 2008. For questions, please contact:

Nancy Kuhl at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
Jae Rossman at jae.rossman@yale.edu

Thursday, March 13, 2008

 

Registration
2:00 – 2:30 pm –Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street)

 

Keynote Addresses
2:30 pm –Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street)

Lecture by Johanna Drucker: "The Poetics of Book Space"

Poetry Reading by C.D. Wright – reading from collaborative works including One Big Self, Just Whistle, and others

 

Reception
5 pm – Beinecke Library Mezzanine (121 Wall Street)


Friday, March 14, 2008

 

Approaching Collaboration Panel
9 am – 12 pm – Yale Center for British Art Auditorium (1080 Chapel Street)

Ann Lauterbach

Buzz Spector

John Yau

Steve Clay, moderator

A discussion of making, reading, theorizing, evaluating, and understanding collaborative books that bring poetry and art into conversation. Panelists (who are both makers and critics) will consider questions of approaching collaboration from various angles--discussing the processes, challenges, and rewards of working collaboratively as well as the problems of considering collaborative books critically.

 

Lunch on your own
12 - 2 pm
[Publisher's Roundtable exhibition open at the Arts of the Book Collection 12:15 to 1:45 pm (Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street)]

 

Publisher’s Roundtable
2 - 4 pm – Yale Center for British Art Auditorium (1080 Chapel Street)

Carolee Campbell – Ninja Press

Macy Chadwick – In Cahoots Press

Simon Cutts – Coracle Press

Anna Moschovakis – Ugly Duckling Presse

C. Mikal Oness – Sutton Hoo Press

Kyle Schlesinger – Cunieform Press

Jae Rossman & Nancy Kuhl, moderators

A discussion of coordinating, designing, financing, publishing, making, and distributing books that bring poetry and art into conversation. The panelists include independent printers and publishers, many of whom are also artists and/or poets, who consistently unite poetry and art in the book form. Panelists represent a variety of publishing and distribution models. The panelists will begin their conversation via email before the conference and all interested are invited to get a preview on the accompanying blog (to be posted in February 2008).

 

Closing party/buffet for all conference attendees 

4:30 - 6 pm – Beinecke Library Mezzanine (121 Wall Street)

 

Registration is free, but required for planning purposes. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 25, 2008. For questions, please contact:
Nancy Kuhl at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
Jae Rossman at jae.rossman@yale.edu

Conference

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Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm

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Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

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