Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Poetry and Psychoanalysis Special Event

The Poetry and Psychoanalysis series at SFCP will host an interview with Ron Silliman on Sunday, April 8, from 3.30-5.30. Alice Jones will interview him, and books will be available for signing at the end of the event.

Silliman is the author of some 30 books, including an anthology of the Language Poetry literary movement that he helped found with several Bay Area poets during the 1970s. Since 1974, Silliman has been working on a single poem, entitled Ketjak. It is composed of four works: The Age of Huts, Tjanting, The Alphabet, and Universe. With the exception of the book-length poem Tjanting (1981), each of the other projects is also a compilation of texts. Ketjak is also the title of his book-length prose poem published in 1978, which serves as the first section of The Age of Huts (compleat).

Silliman is also the author of a well-respected and widely read poetry blog that he began in 2002.

This special event will occur in the temporary quarters of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, 2340 Jackson Street (enter on Webster), 4th floor, San Francisco. It is free and open to the public, and reservations can be made online at www.sf-cp.org.

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