March 15th 2010, Monday, 6:30pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, The Skylight Room (9100)
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS.
Join Cecilia Vicuña, Melanie La Rosa, and Henry Ferrini for a conversation about films that bring into cinematic focus the untold histories of a radical literary era. The poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña, editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry and a contributor to El Corno Emplumado, will comment on “El Corno Emplumado - A Story From the Sixties,” which follows its filmmakers on a journey across the United States to Mexico and into the memories of the poets who 40 years earlier had been involved in the bilingual poetry magazine El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn. Melanie La Rosa will discuss “This Bird Flies Backward,” her work-in-progress about the life and work of poet Diane di Prima; and Henry Ferrini will talk about his “Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place.” Excerpts of films will be screened.
Co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages and the Doctoral Students Council
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Added by Center for the Humanities on February 17, 2010