03 February 2009

KOOKread: Alphabet. afterthoughts

i just returned from a KOOKbooks reading in honour of inger christensen, the danish poet who died earlier this year. i'm thinking that after hearing what inger wrote, i might as well stop writing poetry altogether. not really, of course, but it did seem like there was nothing left to say at the end of her Alphabet poetry collection, the whole world's in this book, and the afterlife, too.

to my delight, the reading was very well organized. in fact, it was one of the very best readings i ever attended. not necessarily because the lecturers read particularly well, but mainly because it was thought out nicely - corresponding to the mathematical progression that inger had used as a scheme for her book.

if you're free on 1 march 2009: KOOKbooks is hosting a fundraising event in berlin; their motto is 'art needs patrons', so they will be selling some art. there'll also be dancing and drinking and singing and all, so perhaps that might be something fun to attend.

KOOKgala: Kunst braucht Mäzene!
Auktionsschau ab 18.30 Uhr. Auktion, Lesungen, Konzerte ab 20.00 Uhr
Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

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