Poetry on the Loose presents Victoria Sullivan reading her work at 3:30 p.m. on September 7 in the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf (across from the SLPAC). An open reading will follow Sullivanss presentation. Admission is free to all.
Victoria Sullivans latest chapbook, Eating Figs at Twilight, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her two prior chapbooks are Alzheimer Dreams and The Divided Bed. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Artist and Influence, Wildflower, Poetry in Performance, Medicinal Purposes, Northeast Corridor, The Same, and in the anthology When a Life Mate Dies. She has performed her poetry in numerous venues in New York City, Ulster County and Cairo, Egypt, as well as on radio and television. Sullivan currently holds the title Poet Laureate of the Woodstock Roundtable on radio station WDST 100.1.
Also a playwright, Sullivan has had seven Equity productions of her plays in New York City. Having been a member of Hypothetical Theatre Co. and American Renaissance Theater Co., she is currently active in the playwrights unit of the Woodstock Fringe.
The reading will be preceded by a poetry workshop conducted by Roberta Gould beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Poet and critic William Seaton will speak on the meaning of the term avant-garde at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive (across from the SLPAC, formerly the Lycian), Sugar Loaf, New York, on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required.
Seatons talk, entitled Whats New: The Meaning of the Avant-Garde in the Arts, will cover the history and implications of the term, often applied to artists like Seligmann, and to many of the Americans represented in the New York for Stockholm show that is currently hanging in the room where the lecture will take place. After surveying the history of the term and detailing the artistic techniques that have been considered typically avant-garde over the years, he will touch on the question of the avant-gardes future.
Long involved with the avant-garde both as a literary theorist and as a participant, Seaton has written for scholarly journals and presented papers at academic meetings as well as having performed in 60s happenings, 70s guerilla poetry with Cloud House, and recent Surreal Cabarets of performance and multi-media art.
His lecture is one of an ongoing series of art exhibits, film showings, poetry readings, and other events at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in the studio of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann.
Roberta Gould will offer a writing workshop titled Words: Where They Want to Go on Saturday, September 7, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive (across from the SLPAC, formerly the Lycian), Sugar Loaf, New York. The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required.
She describes her program for the session as taking words from workshop stimuli, reading them back, modeling them to the start of a poem or two.
Since her first poetry book Dream Yourself Flying in 1979, she has published nine others including the recent What History Trammels, and Wee Fictions
The Fun of It. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Now, Catholic Worker, California Quarterly, Milkweed Chronicle, and many other journals and anthologies.
Gould studied in the U. S. and at the National University of Mexico. She taught Romance languages at Brooklyn, Hunter and City College in New York and at theUniversity of California in Berkeley. For more information see robertagould.net.
Goulds program is one of a series of free open workshops to be offered by the Northeast Poetry Centers College of Poetry on the first Saturday of every month of 2013.
The next workshop, led by Ed Fisher, and focusing on the theme of metrics will take place on October 5.
Following the workshop, Poetry on the Loose will present Victoria Sullivan at 3:30 in the same space followed by an open reading.