07 January 2015

Paranoid Histories Reader

The following reader features excerpts from short essays by Michelle Detorie, Julia Drescher, CJ Martin, and Kurt Newman. Folks planning to attend "Paranoid Histories" at the OMNI this Saturday, 1/10 might like to preview some of this material before the conversation. I'm looking forward to discussing these essays together then!

Heidegger for Mystics begins tomorrow!

Greetings all:

I'm looking forward to our first meeting of Heidegger for Mystics tomorrow evening (7pm) at the OMNI (4799 Shattuck). We'll spend the session getting to know each other a bit while more generally developing a reading list and plan of action together. Let's meet in the little sitting area at La Commune (enter at the corner of 48th and Shattuck), and we can find an appropriate place in the OMNI to set up shop. I'll bring a variety of resources and secondary material to inform the conversation. Hope to see you all then!


04 January 2015

Paranoid Histories at the OMNI

In his essay “For a Paranoid History, or, Bakersfield: Capital of the Twentieth Century,” historian and artist Kurt Newman writes, “My proposal is this: we should all become a little more ‘paranoid.’ In the process, we should think carefully about whether historiography can really do without the concept of ‘paranoia.'”

Join Newman, along with visiting poets Julia Drescher, Michelle Detorie, and CJ Martin, for a conversation about writing “paranoid histories,” including the composition of new critco-poetic essays about Jack Spicer, Robert Creeley, and feral poetics.

This event will take place at the OMNI (4799 Shattuck) on Saturday, 1/10 from 7-9 pm. See you there!