A Reading with Ron Silliman and Mark Goldstein

Posted in Mark Goldstein, Past Events, Ron Silliman

17 November
Doors at 7:30PM, readings to start at 8:00PM

Location:918 Bathurst Centre
(918 Bathurst Street, north of the Bathurst Subway Station on the west side.)

Toronto New School of Writing is pleased to offer a rare opportunity to catch a full length reading in Toronto by Ron Silliman, one of the key figures in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E School of Poetry, who will read from The Age of Huts and The Alphabet. Joining Silliman for this event is poet and TNSoW instructor Mark Goldstein, who will read from his work.

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, although his parents stayed there just long enough for his mother to learn that one could step on field mice while walking barefoot through the snow to the outhouse, and for his father to walk away from a plane crash while smuggling alcohol into a dry county. Silliman has written and edited over 30 books, most recently Wharf Hypothesis from Lines Press, and had his poetry and criticism translated into 12 languages. Among his honors, Silliman was a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the 2010 recipient of the Levinson Prize, from the Poetry Foundation. His sculpture Poetry (Bury Neon) is permanently on display in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire, and he has a plaque in the walk dedicated to poetry in his home town of Berkeley, although he now lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

In 2010, Mark Goldstein inaugurated the Toronto New School of Writing with his 12-week seminar on Transtranslation. That same year, while lecturing at EHESS Paris, he launched Tracelanguage: A Shared Breath, a transtranslation of poet Paul Celan’s seminal work, Atemwende. BookThug published his first collection of poetry in 2008, After Rilke, a set of letters in homage to late American poet Jack Spicer and a series of homophonic translations based on Rilke’s The Voices. From 1989 to 2000, he played drums in the indie rock band By Divine Right, whose members included Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning and Leslie Feist.

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