Friday, January 16, 2009


Hey, this post is to let you all know about a Gregory Corso festival that I'm co-curating here in Cincinnati with Evan Commander and Gustave Reininger.  Here's a link to the article about it in this week's City Beat: 

The festival is being held in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati where Evan is director/curator of the DAAP Art Galleries.  The list of events will include an art exhibition, a reading, a concert, and an advanced screening of a film about the life and legacy of Gregory Corso.  To kick things off, I'll be giving a lecture on Corso's final unpublished manuscript The Golden Dot on Thurs. Jan. 22nd at 6PM in the University of Cincinnati's Reed Gallery, which is located in the DAAP building.  See the full list of events, including dates, times and locations below.  I hope if you're in the area you'll consider showing up for some or all of these events.

For info about any of the listed events contact: Evan Commander: / 513-556-3210



I Gave Away the Sky: A Festival Celebrating the Life and Legacy of poet Gregory Corso

Tuesday, Jan. 20, Reed Gallery, UC - The Stars In The Sky Are Still Boss
A visual art exhibition exploring the spirit and aesthetic of Gregory Corso. Invited artists include Antonio Adams, Rebecca Cummins, Jacob Dyrenforth, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Goldstein, Chris Johanson, Kim Krause, Tony Luensman, Ryan McGinley, Raymond Pettibon, Bern Porter, and Michael Stillion. Also features the drawings, paintings, and original manuscripts of Corso. Exhibition continues through Friday, Feb. 6.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Reed Gallery, UC - "Notes After Blacking Out: A Lecture on Gregory Corso and The Golden Dot"
A lecture and discussion by Matt Hart, poet, editor and assistant professor of academic studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati

Thursday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Reed Gallery, UC - A Moor Poetry Reading honoring the poetics and poesy of Gregory Corso
Featured readers include Adam Clay, Evan Commander, Scott Dennis, Matt Hart, Lesley Jenike, Cathy Wagner and Tyrone Williams.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall - Muse Sick
An evening of music with Jane Carver and David Amram. This performance of Jane Carver's new arrangement of David Amram's score for Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie's film "Pull My Daisy," will feature jazz legend David Amram himself, as well as musicians from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.

Friday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m., DAAP 4400 - Corso - The Last Beat
Director's advanced screening of the feature-length documentary directed by Gustuve Reininger, narrated by two- time Academy Award-nominated actor and novelist Ethan Hawke and featuring Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and poet, performer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith, as well as Corso himself. A reception follows the film.

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