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Thursday, March 5th: “The Poetics of Graffiti” with Andrew Zawacki

Zawacki_4Poet and translator Andrew Zawacki will read passages and screen images from his prose-photo hybrid project “Paris Photo Graff,” which uses Paris graffiti as an occasion to think associatively about alternative or subaltern poetics, black and white photography, the disappeared body, artistic commodification, and the construction and demolition of public space. The event will take place at the Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Room 330, Harvard University.

Photographs by Andrew Zawacki.

Photographs by Andrew Zawacki.

Zawacki is the author of four poetry books, most recently Videotape (Counterpath Press, 2013). His translation from the French of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, appeared from Burning Deck in 2012. His follow-up translation of Smirou, See About: Bestiary, was awarded an NEA Translation fellowship and is due next year from La Presse. The recipient of a fellowship at la Résidence internationale Ville de Paris / Institut Français aux Récollets, he is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

 

Christina Davis

Christina Davis

Christina Davis is the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. She is also the author of AN ETHIC (Nightboat Books) and FORTH A RAVEN (Alice James).
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Christina Davis is the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. She is also the author of AN ETHIC (Nightboat Books) and FORTH A RAVEN (Alice James).

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  1. g Vance says

    Best to you Andrew for a great delivery. One of my favorite subjects.

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