The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics

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“I Have SomeTHIng to Say (Silence-over) and I am Saying It (thanks to music-over) and that IS Poetry”
Sunday, June 10, 2012; 5 pm
Timkin Hall at CCA
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Admission: $5-8 (Members Free)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics is an annual lecture series with a focus on critical analysis of innovative poetry, essays, plays and cross-genre work primarily by women poets. The series invites contemporary writers to present their work in the spirit exemplified by Scalapino’s own critical writing and editorial vision as publisher of O Books.
Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. He is the author of Distracted (1991; 2nd ed., 2003), (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (1993; 2nd ed., 2003), Over-Sensitivity (1996; 2nd ed., 2009), Forthcoming (2000), Undying Love, or Love Dies (2002), Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You (2005), ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins (2005), Undeserving Lebanon (2007), The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster (2009), Graziella: The Corrected Edition (2009), What Is the Sum of Recurrently? (2010), The Portrait of the Pubescent Girl: A Rite of Non-Passage (2011), and What Were You Thinking? (2011). Many of his books, most of which were published by Forthcoming Books, are available for download as PDF files at his website. He currently teaches at Kadir Has University in Istanbul.