October:Bhanu Kapil, Incubation, A Space for Monsters
November: Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric
The reading list for each meeting is decided by the group members.
Also on the list: Past and recent books by Lyn Hejinian, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Fanny Howe, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Barbara Guest and John Ashbery. Also, contemporary poets such as Matthew Zapruder and Ben Lerner. OR, in place of discussing a book, we might read and discuss one, long and difficult poem (Ashbery’s “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror”) OR together do a close reading of a poem, OR study one issue of a poetry journal (LANA Turner Journal), OR read a sequence (Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnets), OR read around in poetics including essays by Nathaniel Mackey, Charles Bernstein, Jack Spicer or Lyn Hejinian.
What is The Silver Range?
Our group name comes from a line in Frank O'Hara's poem, "Digression on Number 1, 1948." The poem refers to a painting by Jackson Pollock, titled Number 1, 1948