Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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A tiny closing present

My movement teacher told us a story at the end of class yesterday. He walked into a cafe, and was assaulted by the power of a painting. It was glorious, incredible, alive. An article hung beneath the painting; he read the article eager to discover the identity of the genius artist.

The painting was the work of a gorilla.

 

 

 

k thanx bye

with Jazmine V K Carr

Here I connect with the force that is artist Jazmine V K Carr. Near the end we get sidelined by cigarettes, joined by Marvin and Fiona, two simultaneous convos erupt, and the result is (gulp) art..

with Katrice Dustin: a P. for F. (Part III)

Can you participate in fashion if you don't have money? Katrice answers. And later I wile out talking about the transformative power of clothes. 

Some fashion things Katrice made reference to during our talk:

with Katrice Dustin: a P. for F. (Part II)

Do fashion writers have to be, um, fashionable? Katrice and I take up that question here. We also discuss the implications of the good outfit, smarts and wit of a stranger in terms of credibility.

with Katrice Dustin: a P. for F. (Part I)

I wish I remember if it were cold when Katrice Dustin, a writer, came to my house to talk about fashion. Oh wait--it was cold. Anyway, here we get warm discussing the politics relating to an article she wrote about the new need for designers to build "universes."

with Mark

A bag of mixed nuts, a stranger (Mark), Marvin (again), a Saturday, a good one.

with Mat Laporte and Paloma: About a Goodness (Part V)

   Paloma left and Mat and I discuss how The Contemporary Poetry Group is a love action, and there's no better way to deal with evil than to make something good. We have the power. Also we talk poetry and death, death and posterity.

with Mat Laporte and Paloma: About a Goodness (Part IV)

Paloma asks me questions and I respond like a mid-September Virgo. Mat makes an observation which the entire conversation ribbons itself around.

with Mat Laporte and Paloma: About a Goodness (Part III)

Paloma, Mat and I reflect on the wisdom of being a dummy.

with Mat Laporte and Paloma: About a Goodness (Part II)

 Fred Moten teleports into my living room during the second part of my convo with Mat and Paloma.

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