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Michelle Naka Pierce at Poetry and Music Night!

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So happy to announce that Tokyo now has an alternative venue for hosting visiting poets as special guests, thanks Pink Cow. The first guest will be Michelle Naka Pierce. I bet she’s staged to blow our minds a bit with her cutting edge work.

Michelle Naka Pierce is a half Japanese/half American poet. She teaches experimental poetry and writing pedagogy at Naropa University and is the director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics…

Open mic poetry night, and some special musical guests. Last month we had some great readings from some regular Tokyo poets, so we hope to keep that going. Also Taylor M will be organizing some international poets who are visiting Japan to come and read. Come down for some great food and interesting entertainment! Art, Poetry and Music ! Doctor Jack will be back to MC the event, and hes bringing his Bluff City Boys too. ( American Country Music )

~ Taylor Mignon

What: Michelle Naka Pierce at Poetry and Music Night
Where: The Pink Cow – Restaurant, Art Bar & Funky Space, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Roi Bldg. B1F, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:00pm in UTC+09.

JKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce to read in Japan!

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JKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce will be reading from her new book, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red, on June 2 at 3 pm in Japan. An excerpt of the book has been translated into Japanese for the reading. Congratulations, Michelle!

More information can be found here.

30/30 Poetic Vision: Day 15

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its first annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily poems by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

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Ginger Teppner is a wolfish poet mother inhabiting the body of a bartender that works at a country club in the central-most county in the state of Florida, otherwise referred to as the sunshine state or the lightning capitol of the world, depending on perspective.

This piece is an excerpt from a work in progress entitled Birds Between Us.

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Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (2012), awarded Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize; She, A Blueprint (2011); Beloved Integer (2007); TRI/VIA (2003); and several chapbooks. Pierce has collaborated with artists, dancers, and filmmakers and performed internationally. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew. Born in Japan, Pierce currently teaches in and directs the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

Video filmed and produced by Kyle Pivarnik.

Tonight: Andrew Zawacki and Michelle Naka Pierce at Counterpath!

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On Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Andrew Zawacki and Michelle Naka Pierce will give readings from their most recent work.

Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Videotape (Counterpath, 2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia). Editor and co-translator from the Slovenian of Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (Persea), his translation from the French of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is recently out from Burning Deck. Co-editor of VERSE, he teaches at the University of Georgia.

Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (2012), awarded Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize; She, A Blueprint (2011); Beloved Integer (2007); and TRI/VIA (2003). Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

What: Andrew Zawacki and Michelle Naka Pierce
Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Michelle Naka Pierce at Counterpath Press!

michelle daily cameraJKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce will be reading Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at Counterpath with Andrew Zawacki.

Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Videotape (Counterpath, 2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia). Editor and co-translator from the Slovenian of Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (Persea), his translation from the French of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is recently out from Burning Deck. Co-editor of VERSE, he teaches at the University of Georgia.

Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (2012), awarded Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize; She, A Blueprint (2011); Beloved Integer (2007); and TRI/VIA (2003). Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

This event is free and open to the public.

What: Michelle Naka Pierce at Counterpath Press!
Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St. Denver
When: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM
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Rain Taxi Reviews: Michelle Naka Pierce

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Look for the new review of Michelle Naka Pierce’s Continuous Frieze Bordering Red in the Winter edition of Rain Taxi! Cindra Halm writes, “Michelle Naka Pierce brings grace, intricacy, intelligence, and surprise … as she investigates her place(s) within internal and external places. […] The book in total invites contemplation about self in society’s changing landscapes, openings to nuance, and oracular sights.” Congratulations, Michelle!

Be sure to catch Michelle’s reading at Bad Shadow Affair this Saturday, January 26th at Lost Lake Lounge.

What: Bad Shadow Affair: featuring JKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce
Where: Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80206
When: 7:00 p.m.

Weekend Update 1/25/2013

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Friday, January 25th, 2013

Bombay Gin Release Party

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Please join us for the Bombay Gin 39.1 Release Party! This event is FREE and refreshments will be served. Performers Include: Anna Avery,Reed Bye, Matthew Cooperman with Aby Kaupang, Angel Dominguez with Jason Burks, HR Hegnauer, Serena Chopra,Michelle Auerbach, and Robert Snyderman with Sam Knights.

What: Bombay Gin 39.1 Release Party
Where: Goldfarb Student Center (basement of the Naropa Admin Building).
When: Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Bad Shadow Affair: featuring JKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce

Friends! It is 2013 now! It’s time for the first Bad Shadow Affair of the millennium! (or something else, I’m bad at knowing things.) Please come hear Michelle Naka Pierce, Lawrence Giffin, Nick Gulig, and Dan Beachy-Quick. It will be nice to see everyone! Over and out.

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Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (2012), awarded Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize; She, A Blueprint (2011); Beloved Integer (2007); and TRI/VIA (2003). Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

Lawrence Giffin is the author of Get the Fuck Back into that Burning Plane (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Sorites (Tea Party Republicans Press, 2011), Ex Tempore (Troll Thread, 2011), and a split chapbook with Lauren Spohrer, Just Kids (Agnes Fox Press, 2012). He lives in Durham, NC.

Born in Wisconsin, educated in Montana and Iowa, Nicholas Gulig currently lives in Colorado where he is PhD candidate at the University of Denver. He is the recipient of awards for poetry from CutBank, Red Hen Press, Camber Press, and the Black Warrior Review, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship to Thailand in 2011. His first full-length collection of poems, North of Order, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in the September.

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of four collections of poems, most recently, Circle’s Apprentice (Tupelo Press), and A Whaler’s Dictionary (Milkweed Editions), a collection of essays about Moby Dick. His honors include a Lannan Foundation Residency. His poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including The Boston Review, The New Republic, Fence, Poetry (magazine), Chicago Review, VOLT, The Colorado Review, Paris Review, and New American Writing, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry 2008 and in a chaplet, Sleep/Echo/Song (Wintered Press, 2006).

What: Bad Shadow Affair: featuring JKS Director Michelle Naka Pierce
Where: Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80206
When: 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

POSTSCRIPT SYMPOSIUM

Join us for a showcase of performances and presentations, featuring national and international artists featured in the Postscript exhibition.

Anything can happen.
Session 1:
10:30AM–NOON
James Hoff speaks on viral language and Will Holder performs from his journal F.R.DAVID.

Session 2:
1:30–3PM
Craig Dworkin talks about the most conceptual of artworks, Seth Kim-Cohen speaks about other people’s styles and Nick Thurston elaborates on publishing and contemporary art.

Tickets are $10/$5 members and students, per session
Lunch is available for $10, pre-purchase required
Tickets are available at go.mcadenver.org/postscriptsymposium

What: POSTSCRIPT SYMPOSIUM
Where: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202
When: Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:30AM–3:30PM