Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Art. Essays. Fiction. VIZ. INTER-ARTS EVENT, a one-of-a-kind collection, includes a packet of broadsides. Nearly 100 writers, artists, film-makers, performers and scholars transgress genre boundaries to forge new forms and relationships between the arts. A large-format, beautifully-designed art book with colored pages, each copy includes its own unique set of 9 x 12 broadsides with visuals/text by Kenneth Patchen, Joe Brainard/Ron Padgett, George Hitchcock and others. New and classic work by music/poetry collaborators Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek; NY School collaborators from the 60s on (new work by Bill Berkson and George Schneeman) with Kenneth Koch Transcontinental Poetry tribute (David Antin, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, more). Archive of recent trans-genre events in Bay Area and UC Santa Cruz (Viz.' home) include: New Narrative (Robert Gluck, Dodie Bellamy, more); Poet's Theater (Kevin Killian/Brian Kim Stefan); poetry films (Carl Rakosi, Leslie Scalapino, more); poems + paintings (Jerome Rothenberg/Nancy Tobin, more); "political" poetry/poetics (Juliana Spahr, Eileen Myles, more); installation art/poetry (Norma Cole), plus emerging writers and forms. Winner of an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) in the Anthologies category!