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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

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 7 Friday, October 7
7:00pm, FREE

 

Join us to celebrate the publication of James Belflower & Matthew Klane's Canyons from Flim Forum Press. 

 

“In James Belflower’s and Matthew Klane’s Canyons, image and text combine in a powerful, profound reimagining of “Manifest Destiny” and its virulent consequences. The fragmented lines and images of tangled topographical maps create a landscape through which “the mind clamors for answers.” But there are no answers—there is no coherent mapping possible for the land become “trinket store.”” —Laura Sims

 


 

from Canyons

 

 

Picture a Postcard

 

 

Picture text

in through the pores

the spores of modern semantics

 

Picture this

spectacular vista

and survey

the dictionary

for such —

so —

the most

glaring, blinding,

God-finding,

gasping

and clutching



 

 

O

to be overburdened!

to be overcome!

to purge the words

from seeing!

 


 

 


Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is forthcoming from Fence Digital (2016). He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College.

 

James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Jessica, and their dachshund, Jake. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His creative and critical work, broadly speaking, focuses on employing artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the author of The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press 2013), Commuter (Instance Press 2009), and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. With Matthew Klane, he co-curates the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms.