Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Post-Crisis Poetics conversation

Editor Brian Ang in conversation about post-crisis poetics with Caleb Beckwith at The Conversant.

“I launched ARMED CELL in 2011 at the Durruti Free Skool, convened by Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr in Berkeley. Our projects shared a desire for a social poetics, a poetics resonant with social struggles. The magazine’s first poem, David Lau’s “Communism Today,” takes as its context the California anti-austerity university struggles that began in 2009, the first significant resistance to the 2008 economic crisis in the United States, as Jasper Bernes has argued. Joshua, David, Jasper, and I were participants in those struggles; responding to the crisis was central to participants’ practical understanding, that the crisis crystallized the secular stagnation of systemic capital accumulation projecting an absent future of exacerbated dispossession, exploitation, and unemployment, and we extended our investigations through poetry. My editing has emphasized a multiplicity of writing attuned to senses since the crisis; I first named “post-crisis poetics” in my analysis of “Communism Today” and extended the term in my essay analyzing writing from every issue to that time. My essay closed with an invitation to readers for further views for a series that I’m editing in order to continue developing this historical perspective’s suggestiveness for writing.”

Sunday, October 30, 2016

ARMED CELL 11

ALEX CRUSE
ERA OF ZERO

PAUL EBENKAMP
PEACE

CHEENA MARIE LO
“HOW A MESS IS MADE”

LARA DURBACK
from SCIENCE FICTION NEW: RECTANGLE POLY POCKET

ANDREW JORON
ALARMIST
REVERSING RIVER

DAVID BUUCK
AUTOMATIC INSURRECTION

ANDREA ABI-KARAM
IMAGINATIVE GEOGRAPHY

BRIAN ANG
ARMED ASSEMBLAGE CELL CONSTRUCTION

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by alex cruse
alexcruse.tumblr.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 11 was first distributed at the David Lau, Brian Ang, and Molly Bendall reading at the Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles, October 29, 2016. ARMED CELL 12 will appear in April 2017. Submit cover images and writing by the end of February 2017 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Post-Crisis Poetics

Editor Brian Ang’s “Post-Crisis Poetics”:

“Post-crisis poetics: desire for a poetics adequate to the present, the world since the 2008 economic crisis.” Analyzing David Lau, Josef Kaplan, Brian Ang, Steven Zultanski, Maya Weeks, Wendy Trevino and Dereck Clemons, Jasper Bernes, Joshua Clover, Anne Lesley Selcer, and Rob Halpern, and with an invitation for further views. “Post-crisis poetics: construction of a network of practices adequate to writing the present, the post-crisis period in progress. Toward its construction, I’ve analyzed practices investigating multiple dimensions of the post-crisis world-system, suggesting lines for multiplying the communization of knowledge within the unfolding present. To continue construction and encourage discussion, readers are invited to give their views of what writing can contribute to further investigating the post-crisis present for a series that I’m editing to be published over the course of a month. Submit to armedcell@gmail.com by the end of July 2016 for consideration. The series will be published at postcrisispoetics.blogspot.com.”

ARMED CELL 10

BRIAN ANG
POST-CRISIS POETICS

ALEX CRUSE
WALLED LOCUS
UNTITLED
UNTITLED
ANOTHER UNUSABLE GAZE

ANNE LESLEY SELCER
COMMAND POEM

CASSANDRA TROYAN
from THIS WORLD MUST DISAPPEAR

MAYA WEEKS
from SERIAL POEM AGAINST THE STATE: THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
“HOW WAS IT IN SACRAMENTO?”

DAVID LAU
LIKE A STORM SYSTEM OF POST-QE EMERGING MARKET BUBBLES

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by alex cruse
from tactile return (2016)
axlecurse.tumblr.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 10 was first distributed in Brian Ang and Jeff Derksen’s “Post-Crisis Militant Word” seminar in the Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years conference, University at Buffalo, April 9, 2016. ARMED CELL 11 will appear in October 2016. Submit cover images and writing by the end of August 2016 for consideration. Post-crisis poetics series: submit by the end of July 2016 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available. (No longer available)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Post-Crisis Militant Word

Editor Brian Ang and Jeff Derksen are co-leading a seminar at Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years entitled "Post-Crisis Militant Word," April 9-10, 2016, University at Buffalo. Participation is limited to 15; proposals will be added in the order they are received.

“This seminar combines two critical poetics perspectives on the present: Brian Ang’s ‘Post-Crisis Poetics’ and Jeff Derksen’s ‘The Militant Word.’ ‘The Militant Word’ inquires into the plurality of militant poetries present and past, while ‘Post-Crisis Poetics’ concerns critical poetries since the 2008 economic crisis, with a perspective toward transformations over ‘the next 25 years’ and beyond. Discussion seeks further perspectives from participants in order to exchange awarenesses and multiply connections with their own practices.”

ARMED CELL 9

ROB HALPERN
HOC EST CORPUS

JAMES YEARY
from SARTRE’S SUNGLASSES

ALEX CRUSE
CONTRAVERSE

JUDITH GOLDMAN
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DAVID LAU
THE THREE WANTS
PYTHIAN
GARBAGE COLLECTORS
SUMMER RAINS

STEVEN SEIDENBERG
from PLAIN SIGHT

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Ethan Rafal
from Shock and Awe
ethanrafal.com


Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 9 was first distributed at the Brian Ang, Alex Cruse, and David Lau reading for Hearts Desire, Omni Oakland Commons, October 10, 2015. ARMED CELL 10 will appear in April 2016. Submit cover images and writing by the end of February 2016 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available. (No longer available)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

ARMED CELL display

A display of ARMED CELLs covers and poems is part of Bibli-Agora, a group show on publishing and social engagement. Opening feast is July 4; editor Brian Ang will read in the openings performances. Show runs through July.