The New Concrete is a major new anthology charting the explosion of visual poetry in the 21st century, and to celebrate the launch of the book, The Whitechapel Gallery will be hosting an afternoon of film and live performance showcasing some of the most exciting work currently being produced. The event promises to bring together ‘some of the most celebrated poets and artists working at the intersection of visual art and literature’.
The film screenings will include: Simon Barraclough: Turner, Victoria Bean: Playtime with Venus and Every Morning She’d Leave Me, Caroline Bergvall: Drift, Derek Beaulieu: 1115/2:47: Pages, David Bellingham: An Object Revolving Round a Day/An Object Revolving Round a Year/An Object Revolving Round Events, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim: Barcodes, Augusto de Campos: F(J)Y)EUX, LIFE and Luxo, Francesca Capone: Island Poem, Antonio Claudio Carvalho: OS DESAPARECIDOS/THE MISSING WILL NEVER BE MISSING UNTIL WE FIND THEM, Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper, Sophie Herxheimer: London, Liliane Lijn: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping? and Way Out Is Way In Poemdrum, nick-e melville: me, Rick Myers: An Excavation/A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion), W. Mark Sutherland: Crush, André Vallias: ‘COMEDIA’: a meta-poem (le stelle/alle stelle/l’altre stelle) in Quick Response code and Nico Vassilakis: Stampalogue (for Harry Mathews).
There will also be live performances from many of the contributors, including: Simon Barraclough, Victoria Bean, Derek Beaulieu, David Bellingham, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Paula Claire, S.J. Fowler, Daniel Lehan, Henningham Family Press, Sophie Herxheimer, Sarah Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez, Chris McCabe and The Caseroom Press’ very own, Barrie Tullett, who’s work for the Typographic Dante has been included in the book.