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
||| Mare Nostrum ||| [Red Seas] ||| FRONTEX ||| metadata |||

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.

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)

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