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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Ian Hatcher

Ian Hatcher is a text/sound artist, musician, and programmer based in Brooklyn. He has performed code-inflected readings of his poetry widely, including at the Kitchen (NYC), the Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), and the Chicago Cultural Center. He is the primary composer for the Moving Architects dance company, and, with Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin, co-author of Abra, an artist's book/app published by the Center for Book and Paper Arts. More info/projects: ianhatcher.net

Selected Poems

Not Not (excerpt)

for an authentic false experience, one must
differentiate between :

true true
& true true true
& true false true
& true false false true
& true false true false true
& true false false true true
& true true false true false true true false true
& true true false true true false true false true
& true true false true true false false true false false false false true false false true false true
& true

it's a post-false true false world, world

within this false electric fence :
false points false argument false friend false witness false affectation false falsification false
empathy false negative negative not not a positive death spiral not death true false focus in
false equilibrium come here in my eye

it did happen
  it did not happen
   it did not not happen
    it did not not not not not not not happen

" true i am this not false not this true i am not not this false i true am false not false this this
false true this i am not true this false am not this i am this false i am not . . . "

[ for ] | | | | | | :

here is something false i made
something you could make true

 

I ++

[ for ] i i i i i i i

if i i i if i i i i it if it i if
it i i i i if i if it it if i

i i is if fit if it if i
in i if if i i fit i if it in i fit i

[ for ] i i i i i i i i i i
[ for ] i :

if i if in i it i is i i sit i fit i in i fin i
sift if this i i stint i fits i i shift in if i i is

shifting

 

Circuits)

what this is not thinking
what this is not
what this is
what this
what

this is not thinking what
this is not thinking
this is not
this is
this

is not thinking what this
is not thinking what
is not thinking
is not
is

not thinking what this is
not thinking what this
not thinking what
not thinking
not

thinking what this is not
thinking what this is
thinking what this
thinking what
thinking