VIDEO + AUDIO Katy Bohinc and Paul Ebenkamp, Reading and in Conversation

Thursday, October 1 - 11:30 pm
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
Katy Bohinc reading at an event in 2013

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Katy Bohinc | Paul Ebenkamp

Poets Katy Bohinc and Paul Ebenkamp read from their work, then converse with one another, fielding questions from the audience. Free.

Katy Bohinc

Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain, a critique of Western philosophy in the guise (?) of love letters (of a poet) to a philosopher, mostly addressed to French philosopher Alain Badiou. As irreducible a work as any poet would antagonize a philosopher with, the book is also a representation of the thought of Badiou, who responds himself in the afternote. Bohinc demonstrates how love, politics, math and poetry are conditions on philosophy, sexual metaphors intended, and poetry is everything. Slavoj Žižek writes: “This book should be banished!” A New York resident, Bohinc is director of Tender Buttons Press. She recently edited Please Add To This List: A Guide to Teaching Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets and Experiments. Her work has appeared in Poor Claudia, The Capilano Review, Elderly, Armed Cell and others. She is working on a new book titled THE COMMUNITY.

Paul Ebenkamp

Paul Ebenkamp is author of The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015), Four Colors for the Based God (The Equalizer: Second Series, 2014), Seizured in the Ease (Mondo Bummer, 2013) and everything at afterundisclosedrecipients.blogspot.com. He is editor of a few books including Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (Counterpoint, 2014) and Particulars of Place by Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn, 2015). With Andrew Kenower, he curates the Woolsey Heights reading series, and with strings and devices makes music as Position.

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