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L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry - Bruce Andrews - <span class="date-display-single">03/03/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry

03/03/2016 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

In partnership with FELIX: A Series of New Writing, the Wisconsin Book Festival presents Bruce Andrews. From 1978 to 1981, Bruce Andrews, along with poet and scholar Charles Bernstein, edited the magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, galvanizing a new and politically engaged literary avant-garde that would be known as "Language poetry." Language poets turned their attention to language itself and the politics of form. However, Andrews's work has never been limited by disciplinary boundaries. His work as a sound designer, music director, multimedia writer, literary theorist, and political scientist are all integrated into a continued interrogation of the connections between art, politics, and social life. 
Scholar Jerome McGann writes of Andrews's work: "order or chaos, truth or its disastrous consequences? That is the question perpetually raised by Andrews's texts." Bruce Andrews reads from his influential body of work, engaging his audience with these exciting and important questions.

Bruce Andrews

About Presenter Bruce Andrews


Bruce Andrews is a (since 1975) New York City-based poet, performance writer, literary theorist & recently retired left-wing political science professor. As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs & live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances. Most recent of a dozen or so big books is You Can’t Have Everything... Where Would You Put It! from Veer Books in London. 


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