Project Description

Poetry Press Week

Friday and Saturday, June 17th & 18th, 2016

Disjecta is pleased to host Poetry Press Week for two nights of curated poetry performances. Poetry Press Week aims to radically change the way poetry is presented, publicized, published, and perceived. During the show, poets will present their unpublished work in 10-12 minute, live, conceptual runway shows to an audience of publishers, press, and the general public. Poets present their work via “models” and other various media, staging, and effects to produce a three-dimensional experience of their poetry.

Full poem text as it would appear in print is projected alongside or in conjunction with each presentation. All work is available for publication the moment it is presented. Poetry Press Week invites members of the press to attend this runway show of poetry, and to comment thoughtfully and critically on what is presented. Poetry Press Week will provide the opportunity to draw interdisciplinary analogies and forecast emerging trends of form, content, and presentation, thus situating poetry firmly within the broader popular and cultural conversation.

Location:
Disjecta

Hours:
Doors at 7pm

Show at 7:30pm

Admission:
$5 suggested donation