A few years ago, one of my proudest professional moments, I was part of a series of many performances, starting with a week-long stint at the Poetry Foundation, and then an east coast tour, of my poems from Fjords by a Chicago-based shadow puppet company called Manual Cinema, a composer, Kyle Vegter, and a string quartet, Chicago Q Ensemble. If you missed those performances, you can watch a 15 minute excerpt of it here (the entire performance was over an hour), and get a pretty good idea of how things went down.
Fjords Tour! We’re taking the show on the road. Here is the tour poster (designed by Denny Schmickle) with all the dates (subject to change). For details which will be constantly updated, go here.
The Fjords shows at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago are now all sold out, though I’m told there may be a few tickets at the door each night. And we’re working on having a fifth encore show somewhere on Monday night. Stay tuned.
I’m hosting (for Octopus Books) and reading (for Black Ocean) on Friday night during the AWP conference at The Hideout. Black Ocean, Letter Machine, Octopus Books. 9pm. w/Feng Sun Chen, Christopher DeWeese, Peter Gizzi, Thurston Moore, Andrea Rexilius, myself, and Jenny Zhang. The Chicago Q Ensemble and Manual Cinema will reprise a version of their stage performance, FJORDS, at the Poetry Foundation a week prior. And DJ Jacob Ross will bring it all home.