English poet, painter, scholar and publisher
OCTOBER 12, 2007
Allen Fisher, in Albany for two events.
12:35 lecture in HU 354, Humanities Building, University at Albany.
Sponsored by the Department of English, The University at Albany.
Poetry Reading at 7p.m.at the Upstate Artists Guild gallery, 247 Lark Street, Albany NY 12210. Sponsored by Jaw-Bone Reading Series, Albany Poets, and New York State Writers Institute.
“CONFIDENCE IN LACK”
Allen Fisher's talk will address and skirt around the problems for poetics (and thus poets) with logical thought and ideas of coherence. The thesis is to celebrate a confidence in lack, a celebration of decoherence and the potentials of neg-entropy.
Allen Fisher is a poet, painter, publisher, editor and art historian, lives in Hereford, Crewe and ‘in transit’, works at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, where he is Head of Contemporary Arts. He has exhibited in many shows including London 2003, Hereford 1994 and York 1993. Examples are in the Tate, the Living Museum, Iceland and various private collections. His last four books were Place, Entanglement, Gravity and Singularity Stereo. The third and final volume of the poet’s twenty-three year project Gravity as a consequence of shape will be published later this year by Salt Publishing under the title Leans.
For additional information, contact the Writers Institute
at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.