Wednesday, December 22, 2010

JOM! : Poetry Reading by Jack & Adelle Foley

Hello beautiful people!

Woah, I feel like I haven't said that in quite awhile. Alright, straight to business. This 31st December, if you are into poetry, the Beat generation, Paul de Man etc, then do join us at IIUM Gombak for an afternoon of discussion & poetry reading. I'll be there, looking eager and out of place, as always. See you there!

The Department of English Language and Literature will host two well-known poets from San Francisco, USA who will share their experiences as writers and critics of Arts. Both writers are graduates of Cornell University, New York who had lived during one of the most exciting artistic times in the 1950s and 1960s. It is an advantage to have them on campus to talk to students and academic staff and we hope their visit and talk will inspire us.


10.00 am – 11.00 am

Jack Foley, a well-known poet and critic living in the San Francisco Bay area, studied with Paul de Man at Cornell University during the early 1960s. He is going to share some stories to tell about Paul de Man from that time—and a sense of his future development as well as how de Man influenced his work as a poet. Foley will include some discussion of de Man’s idiosyncratic version of William Butler Yeats. De Man’s thesis at Harvard dealt with Yeats and Mallarm√© and Foley believes that de Man’s version of “deconstruction” arose at least partly out of a reading of those poets.


11.30 am to 12.30 pm

A presentation of Jack Foley’s poetry and of some of the implications his work has. The session will include a presentation of Adelle Foley’s work in haiku as well. It will also include multi-voiced pieces or “choruses” performed jointly by both poets.

The Details

Date/Day: 31 December 2010, Friday
Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Human Sciences Seminar Room, Human Sciences Building, IIUM Gombak
Entry Fee: FREE. FREE. FREE.

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