This special episode of Phoned-In features poems from issue #1 of the journal Telephone. Click through to hear twelve poets read their translations of a poem by Uljana Wolf and to read an interview with editors Sharmila Cohen and Paul Legault.
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A parade by Arto Lindsay, an acoustic set by Kalup Linzy, negotiate with Meg Stuart; all at Performa 09. See rarely shown work by Michel Auder about Morroco, atLight Industry (Oct. 21). WOSU Arts Blog has a video of Luc Tuyman‘s new show at the Wexner Arts Center. A podcast with Hanif Kureishi. The Village Voice onLydia Davis‘ new Collected Stories. Richard Tuttle‘s new exhibition at Carolina Nitsch, NYC opens Oct. 22. Jonathan Lethem reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn (Oct. 20), while Mary Jo Bang reads at USC (Oct. 29). The Pompidou is having a major exhibition of women artists, including Shirley Jaffe and Annette Messager.
Mary Jo Bang’s poems are full of elbows and sharp, uncomfortable angles. She skillfully delves into the harsh crevices of life and mind and illuminates them with her alliterative, controlled verse. Bang’s latest book The Bride of E (Graywolf Press 2009) continues this tradition with an alphabetized heady contemplation of high and low culture.
On Saturday, the National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists were announced at the Housing Works Bookstore. A whopping six of them have had interviews or work published in BOMB.
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