FORKS, KNIVES AND PENS: A Community Dinner
Coming up at the beginning of the spring semester: FORKS, KNIVES, AND PENS aims to be a collaboration between poets in the Mills College MFA program and poets living and working in the greater Bay Area. The vision is a community dinner, where students and poets get together to cook, serve and enjoy a four-course meal while we enjoy each other’s company, share experiences in the literary world and...
MAYA'S TOP FIVE PICKS
Hi! This week, I, Maya, Place for Writers TA and blog coordinator, finally get to write my Top Five Picks after reading and posting all of our contributors’ all semester. I’m a little nervous because it’s my first time and it seems like a big week what with Thanksgiving and all. But here are five things that have nothing to do with turkey. Dada, urban waste, collage, Merz. Merz,...
STUDENT PROFILE: TERRA BRIGANDO
Terra Brigando - student reader at tomorrow’s Works in Progress - was born and raised in the Bay Area. She loves the color yellow, apples, and the world when it’s sunny outside. She does not enjoy being cold, waking up early, and baked potatoes without ketchup. She hopes that we are visited by aliens in her lifetime. And she believes, above all things, in kindness. For your viewing...
WANT TO TAKE A RAD BOOK ARTS CLASS?
A note from Kathy in Book Arts: Hi, Everyone. If you have room in your schedule for a book art class next spring there are spaces in a new class, The Book in Public. Creative projects will include one or more print-on-demand books, a letterpress project, a public art project involving books, as well as the exploration of other ways we engage with the book in the 21st century. We will look...
Contemporary Writers Series: New Literary Scholarship Mills College November 8, 2011 (c) Michelle Wright Dr. Michelle M. Wright is currently an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University, where she teaches courses on blackness and black identity in the United States, Europe, and the African Diaspora. Her courses and many publications emphasize the fluid, ...
HOUSTEN'S TOP PICKS
1. Rae Armantrout, Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, Lyn Hejinian, Tom Mandel, Ted Pearson, Kit Robinson, and Barrett Watten will all be giving a “performance” this Friday, November 18th, at UC Berkeley: http://holloway.english.berkeley.edu/. It’s all part of their “collective autobiography,” The Grand Piano. If you’d rather travel across the bay to see these...
CRITICAL WORKS IN PROGRESS #2
Come out and support the scholarly work of Mills English grads at the new Critical Works in Progress (CWIP) lunchtime series! CWIP - pronounced either “sea whip” or “quip” - features critical and scholarly work by Mills students and faculty in a casual, supportive environment. This Monday, 2nd year MA Colton Saylor will be presenting a draft of his paper, “Carved...
ELWIN'S TOP FIVE PICKS
Hey there, all you hep cats and happenin’ gals! I was recruited by the Place for Writers to give a prose writer/male perspective on upcoming events that you (yes, YOU!) should go to. Here’s the Top 5 Picks from the world of testosterone: 1. OZ! Over a century ago L. Frank Baum gave us one of the most enduring worlds in fantastic fiction. A fairy tale for the 20th century,...
INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING WORKSHOP
The Place For Writers will be hosting an Interdisciplinary Writing Workshop this Thursday, November 10th in the Bender Room from 5:30-7pm. We have the pleasure of Mills’ own Ann Murphy from the Dance Department leading a workshop based around writing through projected film of dance. This workshop is open to all students across disciplines and is part of a year-long interdisciplinary...
Cheena Marie Lo reading from her thesis in progress at the Living Room Reading Series, November 5, 2011.
by Eileen Myles →
Editor’s note: Eileen Myles went down to Liberty Plaza on a rainy day and was so knocked out by the human microphone that she wrote this, came back, and read it last Friday. Anonymous NO I’M THE POET NO YOU’RE THE POET NO HE’S THE POET NO THEY’RE THE POET NO SHE’S THE POET NO THAT’S THE POET NO THIS IS THE POET NO I’M THE POET (repeat)
FURNISHED.: January 20, 2003 by J. Spahr →
furnished: Some say thronging cavalry, some say foot soldiers, others call a fleet. Some say an army of cavalry, others of infantry, others of ships. Some say horsemen or footmen or rowers. Or a troop of horses, the serried ranks of marchers, a noble fleet, some say. Some say one hundred and twenty…