Monday, January 17, 2011

PROSPECT 60WANU5 – 2.3.11 – 8:00 PM SHARP

PROSPECT 60WANU5 – 2.3.11 – 8:00 PM SHARP –
@ Observatory
543 Union St Brooklyn
(enter through Proteus Gowanus)
Poet – Visual Artist – The Silver Book
Playwright – – 25 Cent Opera
Poet – Visual Artist - Inventor
PoetPlaywright – Chronicler of Birds
Poet– Jack Mormon
$5 Entrance / $2 wine
8:00 PM Works presented
10:00 PM Further casual social interaction at Canal Bar
12:00 AM Gowanus burns
PROSPECT 60WANU5 is back for now
-       is changeable
-       is an event at which will be available new/exclusive print and sound offerings
-       is an event centered in/around language
-       is of material economy across all its fields
-       is a collective effort
-       has a budget of $0.
Poet and visual artist JEN BERVIN’s work brings together text and textile in a practice that encompasses artist books, poetry, large-scale art works, and archival research. Her poetry/artist books include The Dickinson Composites (Granary Books 2010), The Desert (Granary Books 2008), A Non- Breaking Space (UDP 2005, web-only), The Red Box (2004), and Nets (UDP 2004), currently in its fifth printing.  Her most recent work,The Silver Book, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse. She recently finished a geocentric scale-model of the Mississippi River, 230 ft. long, composed of hand-sewn silver sequins.
Bervin's work has been shown at The Walker Art Center and The Wright Exhibition Space, and is in many special collections including the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Stanford University, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the British Library. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, Visual Studies Workshop, and The Camargo Foundation and is an editor-at-large for jubilat. Bervin will teach at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Harvard University in 2011. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
CORINA COPP is a playwright, poet, and wishful thinker living in Brooklyn. Recent work includes essays on Jean Day, Hannah Weiner, and Sarah Ruhl; a chapbook for minutes BOOKS; and texts that can be found soon or now in Cambridge Literary Review, Cannot Exist, Wild Orchids, The Brooklyn Rail, Jacket2, SerieAlfa, Supermachine, and Aufgabe. Plays: Tell Only One (Small Press Traffic Poets Theater Festival, Jan. 2011); WALTZ (CSC/E. 13th St. Theater, July 2010, dir. Meghan Finn), and A Week of Kindness (Ontological Incubator/Brick, 2008). She's also performed her own work and that of others at the London Cross-Genre Festival/U. Greenwich, The Voorhees Theater, Melville House, BAX, the Ontological Incubator, Galapagos, NYC Fringe Fest, and Little Theater at Dixon Place. CC is the current editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter and co-curator of The Twenty-Five Cent Opera of San Francisco at Barbes.
ABRAHAM AVNISAN is a poet, visual artist, and would-be psychoanalyst living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores the space where poetry and the visual arts exchange furtive glances.  He has been published in the Brooklyn Review, Boog City Reader, Onesies: a Chapbook Anthology Project and eoagh: a Journal of the Arts (forthcoming).  His work has been exhibited at Centotto Gallery in Bushwick, Arts in Bushwick’s BETASpace Festival, and the Figment Arts Festival on Governor’s Island.  He received his M.F.A from Brooklyn College.
GRACIE LEAVITT (sick about the market, charmed by invention, for whom syntax is a function of the soul) is an MFA candidate in poetry at Brooklyn College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sentence, Word/For Word, Sugar House Review, Washington Square, Caketrain, 2River, Fourteen Hills, La Petite Zine, and elimae. She recently collaborated with Kolekt::f to stage the original full-length play PITCH at La Mama E.T.C. and has further designs on such multidisciplinary productions.
CURTIS JENSEN ’s work has appeared in Try!, The Sugar House Review, No, Dear, Precipitate and The Equalizer. He has lived and worked in Utah, Wyoming, Ukraine and now Brooklyn. He maintains a blog at

Sunday, June 6, 2010

PROSPECT 2 - 6.26.10 - 7:00PM - - @ Château Trout

PROSPECT 2 - 6.26.10 - 7:00PM -
@ The Kilgore Trout Home for Wayward Writers
221 E 21st Street, Brooklyn
B/Q @ Church Ave

Poet - Translator - Classicist

Playwright - Poet - 25 Cent Opera

Poet - Playwright - Surveyor of birds

Curator - Poet - In search of a videographer

7:00 PM Potluck hors d'oeuvre on the pati-oh
7:30 PM Works presented/received/discussed.
9:00 PM Further casual social interaction
12:00 PM Flatbush burns

PROSPECT 2 is changeable
- is an event centered around/in language
- is something to which you could bring your friends
- is of material economy across all its fields
- is of vectors of authority which are transparent & so
- is open to curatorial proposals
- has a budget of $0.

THANKS to the Electric Literaturers

Sunday, May 23, 2010


is coming: Aaron Poochigian - Corina Copp - Gracie Leavitt 6.26.10

Sunday, May 2, 2010

PROSPECT 1 - 5.22.10 - 5:30 PM @ PROSPECT PARK

PROSPECT 1 - 5.22.10 - 5:30PM - - @ PROSPECT PARK

Fictionist - Historian - Atlas Obscura

Poet - Pushcart Nominee 2008 - Copy Editor

Fictionist - City College MFA - Public Transport Rider

Curator - Poet - Jack Mormon

BYO__ discreetly
4:30 PM Potluck hors d'oeuvre
5:30 PM Works presented/received/discussed.
7:30 PM / dark (whichever comes 1st):
- Further casual social interaction @ Double Windsor
12:00 PM Park Slope Burns

PROSPECT 1 is changeable
- is an event centered around/in language
- is something to which you could bring your friends
- is of material economy across all fields: textual - architectural – financial
- is of vectors of authority which are transparent
- has a budget of $0.

THANKS to the Electric Literaturers

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Monday, April 26, 2010


is coming: Wyth Marschall - Katie Byrum - Mardi Jaskot 5.22.10

Sunday, March 21, 2010

PROSPECT 0.2 - 4.16.10 - 7PM @ ZERO FRIENDS

hey anyone have a digital projector that could be instrumentalized for this'n?

PROSPECT 0.2 - 4.16.10 - 7PM -
@ ZERO FRIENDS: 437 E 9TH Street - Between 1st Ave & Ave A

CHRIS MARTIN Copper Canyon Press
Poet - 2006 Hayden Carruth Prize - Choral Rapper

Poet - Artist - Inventor

Poet - Constellationist - Rasputin-a?

Curator - Poet - Jack Mormon

7PM Works presented/received/discussed.

PROSPECT 0.2 is changeable
- is an event centered around/in language
- is of material economy across all fields
- has a budget of $0.

7PM Works presented/received/discussed.
9PM Further casual social interaction @ B-SIDE BAR.
12PM East Willage burns.

Curtis Jensen

Sunday, March 14, 2010

PROSPECT 0.2 ...

is coming: Chis Martin - Abe Nowitz - Connie Mae Oliver 4.16.10