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.

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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Post-Crisis Poetics seminar

Editor Brian Ang is leading a seminar at Crosstalk, Color, Composition: A Berkeley Poetry Conference on “Post-Crisis Poetics,” Thursday, June 18, 10:30am-12:30pm, University of California, Berkeley, free and open to the public.

Seminar texts: “Post-Crisis Poetics” preview, and poetries by David Lau, Josef Kaplan, Brian Ang, Steven Zultanski, Maya Weeks, Wendy Trevino and Dereck Clemons, Jasper Bernes, Joshua Clover, and Anne Lesley Selcer published in ARMED CELL.

Discussion will concern the post-crisis poetics concept, the seminar poetries, and further perspectives about what poetry and poetics contribute or could contribute to critically thinking about the post-crisis period in progress, including connections with participants’ works.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ARMED CELL 8

ANNE LESLEY SELCER
“AN ACCELERATED ALPHABET...”
from SUN CYCLE

SEAN BONNEY
LAMENTATIONS

DONATO MANCINI
from INTROSPECTIVE DATA

SARA LARSEN
from MERRY HELL

BRUCE ANDREWS
from ALMOST ENOUGH

DAVID BUUCK
WE FOUND LULZ IN A HAPLESS PLACE

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Mayakov+sky Platform
from Reddish Green – Timomachia, an essay on capital and amphoteric value
mayakov-plus-sky.blogspot.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 8 was first distributed at the Brian Ang, Donato Mancini, and Anne Lesley Selcer reading at La Commune Café and Bookstore, Oakland, February 27, 2015. ARMED CELL 9 will appear in August 2015. Submit cover images and writing by the end of June 2015 for consideration.

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Post-Crisis Poetics preview

Editor Brian Ang’s response to “Can poetry have a socio-political impact?” for Jacket2’s Quick Question series, as a preview of his forthcoming “post-crisis poetics” essay and series projects:

“In a forthcoming essay, ‘Post-Crisis Poetics,’ I connect readings of poetries that I’ve published in my magazine ARMED CELL. I started my magazine in August 2011 to publish poetry and poetics open to values emerging from the global waves of struggles since the 2008 economic crisis. The magazine’s title was drawn from a desire for militant intransigence signified by that form of struggle, a value of the California anti-austerity university struggles that began in 2009, the first significant resistance to the crisis in the United States. The university struggles are the context for the magazine’s first poem, David Lau’s ‘Communism Today’: its first section ends ‘Occupy everything, including Humanities,’ an extension of the university struggles’ slogan that influenced the Occupy movement that began in September 2011 from a politicization of space and time toward a politicization of knowledge, an emblem for the magazine’s desire for an historicized critical poetics. My editing has aspired to assemble complexes for thinking about each issue’s moment’s unfolding multiple dimensions suggestive for further critical writing.”

Friday, July 4, 2014

ARMED CELL 7

JOSHUA CLOVER
QUESTIONS OF THE CONTEMPORARY

ANGELA HUME
from MELOS

DERECK CLEMONS
from FML

OLIVE BLACKBURN
from COMMUNISM IS UP THERE AND WE ARE DOWN HERE BUT IT IS HAPPENING NOW

TED REES
from CATASTROPHE CROWN: 1-5

KENNETH GOLDSMITH
DISPLACEMENT IS THE NEW TRANSLATION

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Mayakov+sky Platform
from an Odyssey (an anti-ode essay on Architecture)
mayakov-plus-sky.blogspot.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 7 was first distributed at the East Bay Poetry Summit, Berkeley and Oakland, July 2-6, 2014. ARMED CELL 8 will appear in January 2015. Submit cover images and writing by the end of November 2014 for consideration.

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