Elaine Kahn With Coco Gordon Moore & Bridget Talone - February 21st, 2020
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Friday Reading Series: Elaine Kahn With Coco Gordon Moore & Bridget Talone— February 21st, 2020 Hosted by Laura Henriksen.Join us for the New York City launch of Elaine Kahn's latest book Romance or The End (Softskull Press, 2020). In this highly anticipated collection of chaotic and gutting love, Kahn frays the literary membrane between narrative and self to give us this magnetic work of seduction, contortion, and repulsion. Elaine Kahn will be joined by Coco Gordon Moore and Bridget Talone.Elaine Kahn is the author of Romance or The End (Soft Skull, 2020) and Women in Public (City Lights Publishers, 2015). Her writing has appeared in Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, Poetry Foundation, Art Papers, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at the Poetry Field School. She lives in Los Angeles, California.Coco Gordon Moore is a visual artist and poet. She is the author of "A Sketch of Romance" and "Today I Hate The Sun". The proceeds from her latest chapbook went to The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and her upcoming book will help aid Red Dot Campaign; a non profit working to destigmatize the period as well as collecting tampons and pads for shelters and underfunded schools. Last year Gordon Moore put together a group show at Reena Spauings gallery in efforts of creating a space of affordable art and working to raise money and awareness for the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. She continues to try and find ways to use art as a tool for reparations.Bridget Talone is the author of The Soft Life and lives in Philadelphia. Recent work has appeared in A Perfect Vacuum, Pouch Mag, and Elderly.
Romance or The End takes up the tools of romantic narrative in order to perform the rupture between self and story that occurs at the onset of trauma. Using known and pathologized literary arcs, Elaine Kahn unspools the fundamental instability of truth, love, and language to create an experiential portrait of narrative’s power to both disfigure and restore. Kahn is in conversation with Justin Torres, who has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt.
Elaine Kahn is a poet and teacher who has just released a new collection entitled Romance or the End. On this episode, Elaine talks with Apology editor and founder Jesse Pearson about her concept of "peripheral consciousness;" how teaching poetry has informed her relationship with language; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and more. Plus, bonus, she reads a couple poems.
Elaine Kahn is the guest. She is a writer and artist currently based in Los Angeles. Her new poetry collection, Romance or The End, is available from Soft Skull.Kahn's other book is called Women in Public (City Lights). She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BFA from California College of the Arts. And she teaches at the Poetry Field School.Today’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Go to Betterhelp.com/Otherppl to get 10% off your first month with discount code OTHERPPL.***Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Life. Death. Etc.Support the show on PatreonMerchwww.otherppl.com@otherpplInstagram Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] comThe podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elaine Kahn is an artist, performer and poet. She is a founding member of the P.Splash Collective and the author of Women in Public (City Lights, 2015).Édgar J. Ulloa is a transdisciplinary artist and post-transborder poet from Ciudad Juárez, México. He maintains a blog (mijuaritos.wordpress.com) of aural, visual, virtual and performance poetry, that serves as a border trauma and memory reflection of his native city when it was one of the most dangerous in the world according to the media. In his work, he emerges as an explorer, producer of the aesthetic-historical, word-sign, word-symbol. He feels compelled to speak out through poetic performance action. His performances negotiate imperialist border politics, cultural memory, trauma and violence in addition to instigating audience and public participation. Ulloa earned his undergraduate degree in Language and Literature in Texas, and his master’s degree in Creative Writing in New York City.