Wednesday, April 11, 2007

OlsonNow 3 Saturday!

OlsonNow 3: Charles Olson @ Buffalo_
April 14, 2007, 1 p.m._
Hallwalls Cinema at the Church_
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY_
$6, $4 members of Hallwalls or Just Buffalo/Students with I.D.


1 p.m. Presentations and discussion of Olson
4 p.m. Screening of Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place and Q & A with Henry Ferrini.
6-8 Break for food, etc.
8 p.m. Poetry readings by Anne Waldman, Ammiel Alcalay, Benjamin Friedlander, Jonathan Skinner, Michael Basinski, Bill Sylvester, David Landrey.

The third installment of OlsonNow: Charles Olson @ Buffalo will take place on April 14 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Cinema in Buffalo, New York. At this event, we hope to highlight Olson's brief but important tenure at the University at Buffalo. Confirmed guests include Anne Waldman, Ammiel Alcalay, Michael Basinski, Robert Bertholf, William Sylvester, Michael Kelleher, David Landrey, Jonathan Skinner, Benjamin Friedlander and others. Michael Basinski, Curator of the Poetry Collection at SUNY Buffalo will talk about the Poetry Collection's recent acquisition of the papers of Jack Clarke. The event will also include a screening of Henry Ferrini's Polis is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place. The filmmaker will be on hand to introduce the film and to answer questions afterward. All are welcome to participate in the discussion that will take place throughout the afternoon. If you would like to make a brief, informal presentation at the event, please click the contact link to the right.

Sponsored by Just Buffalo, Hallwalls, UB Poetry Collection, Talking Leaves Books, and UB Humanities Institute, with a major grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.