Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Maybe it's the nearness of Christmas and your inexplicable fear of reindeer. Or perhaps the weather is changing--it being December--and your wardrobe won't accommodate the cold. Or maybe you're having your midlife Flowers for Algernon moment, and this is the beginning of some awful, drawn-out neurological decline.
But what if I told you that I had the cure for it all? The one thing on earth that would make you feel like Friday on Friday? Well, friends, I have just the thing: a beautiful engagement of Common Time by Eileen Tabios, that fantastic poet and renowned oenophile, which appears in the scorching new number of Galatea Resurrects. But don't take my word for it: get on over there and have a look for yourself.
Eileen Tabios Engages Common Time by Chris Pusateri
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Michelle Naka Pierce and I will be reading for the So and So Series this Saturday with Christopher Janke and Betsy Wheeler. It's our final junket of 2012, so come out and listen to some poetry, and if you're feeling surly or brave or both, take this last opportunity to give me hell.
poetry by Christopher Janke, Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri,
Sunday, September 9, 2012
We’ll be making a crash landing in New York this Sunday, Sept 16th at 5:30 at the Zinc Bar. Michelle Naka Pierce and me, reading from new books, and a standing invitation from me to you, asking (no, scratch that) begging for your best, most considered verbal abuse! Think of it: tell off a stranger and get a reward! What could be better? Tell you what: why don’t you practice a couple of times in front of the bathroom mirror, and once you’ve worked yourself into a seething rage, come on down to the Zinc Bar and let me have it!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
If you haven't heard, I’m offering secret poetry gifts to anyone who comes to a reading and insults me memorably. Points awarded for style, delivery and originality. Oh, and volume--can't forget volume. All participants will receive a gift, none will be refused!
So link up with the latest leg in the Pusateri/Pierce traveling poetry circus by coming out to one of these spine-tingling events, and insult someone who can truly appreciate your abrasiveness.
Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm
Eleni Sikelianos, Chris Pusateri, Michelle Naka Pierce & others
$8/general; $5 members of BMOCA or Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
More info @: http://www.bmoca.org/2012/06/the-art-of-ekphrasis/
Sunday, August 26th at 5pm
Chris Pusateri & Michelle Naka Pierce
Taproom Poetry Series
Eighth Street Taproom
801 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044
More info @: http://taproompoetry.blogspot.com/
Sunday, August 5, 2012
As some of you know, Michelle Naka Pierce and I are traversing the country this year, bringing avant-goodness to any group of people who will sit still long enough to listen. I'm also making a solemn promise to anyone good enough to attend one of our readings: if you approach me and say, in your most menacing voice "Give me my fucking gift, poet!," I will give you a secret poetry gift. Because we're all in the Olympic spirit, points will be awarded for maximizing the element of surprise and for the originality of your delivery; hence, the more points awarded, the greater the gift. And face it: it's been months since your last birthday, the heat is making you cranky, and there's nothing you'd like more than to tell someone off and be awarded a prize for it. So if you're in the Portland, OR area this Sunday, come on down and get your grouch on.
Chris Pusateri, Michelle Naka Pierce and Stephen Vincent read from new work
Sunday, August 12th @ 7:30pm
3120 N. William Ave
Complete details and bios @ http://www.flim.com/spareroom/
Now, despite what Heisenberg says, you can't always be everywhere at once. So for those of you whose hearts are in Portland but whose corporeal forms are in Denver or Boulder, let me strongly recommend that you drop by Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, to check out the inimitable Debrah Morkun, author of The Ida Pingala and Projection Machine, both by BlazeVox. She's appearing with j/j hastain.
Debrah Morkun & j/j hastain
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 4pm
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore
1203 13th St, Ste A
Boulder, CO 80302
More info @ http://www.innisfreepoetry.com/
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here's a promise: If you come to the reading and utter the words, "Give me my fucking gift, poet!" I will give you a secret poetry gift.
Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri, Debra Hsueh & Nick Ramsey
Saturday July 28th @ 6pm (doors open at 5:30)
Racine Arts Council
316 6th St
6pm (doors open at 5:30)
More info @: http://bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Michelle Naka Pierce and I will read in Philadelphia this Sunday with Kari Larsen and Jaime Fountaine. Details are below, and we'd love to see you if you're free.
Sunday, July 8th @ 7pm
Jubilant Thicket Literary Series
Robin's Book & Moonstone Arts Center
110A South 13th Street
more info at: jubilantthicket.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 5th @7pm
Berkeley Books of Paris
8 Rue Casimir Delavigne (Métro Odéon), Paris
Chris Pusateri, Michelle Naka Pierce and Alexander Dickow read from new work
Thursday, June 7th @ 8:30
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, 16 rue de la Fonderie, Mulhouse, FR
8 Rue Casimir Delavigne (Métro Odéon), Paris
Chris Pusateri performs with Gisela Hochuli (Suisse), Démosthène Agrafiotis (Grèce), Valentine Verhaeghe (France), Alessandro De Francesco et Caroline Zekri (Italie) and Michelle Naka Pierce (États-Unis)
There will be another reading on the evening of June 10th in Mulhouse, in conjunction with Lex-ICON. Details shortly.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
by Chris Pusateri
Normal, IL: Steerage Press
Release date: February 22, 2012
ISBN: 0983632626 ISBN-13: 9780983632627
Price: $9.99 (paper)
Hot off the press, with a beautiful cover by HR Hegnauer, and a steal at only $9.99. The superlatives below will tell you all about it, and you can order from these guys until SPD has copies available, which should be soon. For those of you who don’t delight in the sound of trees screaming, a Kindle edition will also be released shortly (and for only 99 cents!).
Originally conceived as three discrete books, Common Time takes pianist Glenn Gould’s notion of the two-take as its procedural centerpiece, soldering together sections from each of the three finished versions and combining them to make one final work. But unlike Gould’s idea of an authoritative masterwork built from multiple versions of an original piece, Chris Pusateri turns the telescope backwards, making of this brokenness a meditation on what it means to compose, to couple, to comprehend.
“Common Time is a ‘collection’ in the best sense, a self-consciously accretive book; here, meanings precipitate out of the nonsense detritus of the working day and observations tighten into aphorism. Pusateri’s method exposes the paths that obstruct meaning and those that allow it to accrue: ‘There is a grid within/what we utter,/within phonemes, associations form/and dissolve like flies on bison.’ A humane, wise, and wicked smart book.”
– CATHERINE WAGNER