Sunday, November 2, 2008

This Friday 11/7: C.S. Giscombe & Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall and C.S. Giscombe

Friday, November 7, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
Refreshments will be served

Caroline Bergvall (London) is a writer and poet. Her latest collection of texts was entitled FIG (Salt, 2005), part 2 of her series Goan Atom (volume first published by Kruspkaya, 2001). Her work is frequently multilingual, performative and collaborative. She has developed audioworks, visual textwork, net-based pieces, live performances, both in Europe, Scandinavia and in North America. Recent presentations include. readings at MOMA (NY'2007 and 2008), as part of their Modern Poet Series, MOCA (LA,07), Digital Writing evening (Tate Modern, April'08); the earlier project Say: "Parsley", a sound and language installation, has just been re-sited at Museum of Contemporary Arts (MuKHa, Antwerp, May-Aug 08); new pieces from her text cycle Shorter Chaucer Tales were presented at DIA Arts Foundation (NY June'08 ) and published by Belladonna as a one-off "Alyson Singes", as well as new chapbooks published in Scandinavia. Recent writer's talk and presentation at the Conceptual Poetry and its Other symposium (Tucson, Arizona May'08), as well as readings in Sweden (October'08). Her critical work is concerned with performativity, mixed-media writings and multilingual poetics. Director of Performance Writing, Dartington College of Arts (1995-2000); Dartington Fellow (2000-2006); Co-Chair of the MFA Writing Faculty, Bard College (2004-2007). She is currently the recipient of an AHRC Arts Fellowship in Britain (2007-2010).

C. S. Giscombe teaches at UC Berkeley and lives in Oakland. He has received awards and grants from the Canadian Embassy, Fund for Poetry, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, and others. His recent poetry books are Here, Giscome Road, and Prairie Style; his prose book (about black Canada) is Into and Out of Dislocation. His work has been included in the Best American Poetry, the Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, Bluesprint: Black British Columbia Literature and Orature, Lyric Postmodernisms, and elsewhere.

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