November 3, 2004 8:00PM - 10:00PM Price: $5 attend/$10 attend and compete
The Day After: A State of the Union SLAM
Hosted by The Adodi Muse: A Gay Negro Ensemble
Featuring additional guest poets and a special performance by Anthony Antoine
In the traditional style and following National Slam rules, The Adodi Muse: A Gay Negro Ensemble will host a slam for you to say what it is you want to say about the state of our nation. You're the President of your spoken words. It can be your thoughts on politics, the "day before" elections, IRAQ, OSAMA, 9/11, HIV, black gays in music. Whatever!!! Address our audience and judges with what you feel is relevant to the state of our nation, your State of the Union poetic piece while competing for prizes. First place winner will receive $50.
$5.00 to attend
Additional $5.00 to compete in the slam
Each poem must be of the poet's own construction;
Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem, if the poet goes over, points will be deducted from the total score;
The poet may not use props, costumes, or musical instruments;
Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped, and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.
To sign up for slam contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zine and Video
November 4, 2004 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Zine and Video Dave Roche (On Subbing Book) reading from his new book, Joe Biel ($100
& A T-Shirt Video) showing his zine documentary, and Nicole Georges
(Invincible Summer zine) doing a slideshow.
Julia Kristeva, the Outsider, and the Vanishing Maternal, a talk by Dr. Julia K. De Pree of Agnes Scott University as part of EYEDRUM's Word & Praxis Series
This talk will begin with an overview of Kristeva's life & work before delving into her ideas concerning the maternal body as a kind of vanishing point of consciousness, the uncanny quality of the maternal body as point of origin. Kristeva's theory of poetic language will then be introduced to highlight its relation to the fleeting and ultimately forbidden pleasures of this "locus amoenus." Dr. De Pree will emphasize Kristeva's work on semiotics, pre-linguistic/pre-Oedipal experience, melancholy and depression, and the outsider. There will also be a portion of an interview on video in which Kristeva speaks on the topic of the outsider. Throughout Dr. De Pree will try to show the continuing relevance of Kristeva's work, not just to poets and writers but to artists of whatever sort.
November 17, 2004 8:00PM - - - Price: $4
No theme this time around, just the APG and possible guests doing whhat it is they do... poetry.