“pink chants” & “grammatica”
This Thursday, June 9 at 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Albany Symphony’s New Music Festival, FENCE presents an evening of poetry performances curated by Rebecca Wolff at EMPAC. The event features poet-performers Shira Dentz and Diana Alvarez.
Living Poets Musical Theater
Thursday, June 9 at 9 P.M.
110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180
In her review, “Based on a True Story,” that appears in the Spring 2016 issue of Fourth Genre, Holly Welker focuses on door of thin skins, along with Kate Greenstreet’s Young Tambling, and Eleni Sikelianos, You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek).
My new, free e-chap, FLOUNDERS— — — —
Classical beauty depends on symmetry, and our love for symmetry is organic and essential to our survival as individuals and as a species, reproductively (signaling health in a mate) and otherwise. In this work, I engage with notions of form and beauty that I, as an artist and a social being, have inherited and tacitly acknowledge or actively work against. Now, to return full circle to consistency, I leave off with another excerpt, but from an earlier work—“Nothing to do but let the form of things take over.”
AN EXCERPT FROM EP 62
“Just sitting on my wrist feeling stupid feeling blue the sky white across a band of sunlight no gauze the trees making v’s with their arms ~ want to look at the paper now. there’ll be a story about egypt. the people are free but the media blitz makes it controlled. free, controlled. when the snow clears i can see cars on roads didn’t know existed. keep eating clementines. they’re so tiny and tasty. the tree shaves against the window. clouds white hair.”
Read more at http://www.essaypress.org/ep-62/#1jUA5uq0l0RF8wpl.99
This collaborative poem-video, “sadist,” developed out of a collaborative piece centered on female aging that Shira performed at &NOW 2015, that is also part of a larger work. Shira’s collaborator is Kathy High who is an interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of technology, science, speculative fiction and art, and who…
Volume presents Jenny Offill, Shira Dentz, and Courtney Maum–
Saturday, April 9 @Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren St., Hudson NY
in zoran rosko vacuum player:
Shira Dentz narrates a fairy-tale-like story, “perhaps / a fairy tale,” of a young woman’s trials with her shapeshifting psychotherapist, Dr. Abe. Part lizard, part whale, part Macy’s Day balloon, Dr. Abe is a big man with narrow tongue, “but really it was such a narrow tongue.” Dr. Abe’s office is a veritable forest with its brambly hedges, placid buffalos, quick meadows, and spider plant
Noemi/Ricochet/Shearsman/Tarpaulin Sky/Drunken Boat/Anomalous/Gold Line
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682549952017451
Come for poetry, prose, wine, & vittles with authors from these six presses! [Brent Armendinger•Chloe Garcia-Roberts•Nathan Parker] [Cameron Awkward-Rich•Elisabeth Frost] [Maxine Chernoff•Shira Dentz•Carrie Etter•Deborah Meadows] [Dana Green•Elizabeth Hall•Kim Parko] [Kirstin Chen•TimTomlinson][Scott Esposito• A. Kendra Greene•Temim Fruchter•Grace Shuyi Lie] [drea brown•Sandra Hunt]
by Nathan Meltz and Shira Dentz at Tarpaulin Sky