The Poetic Research Bureau presents
The Bakersfield Fan Forum\
Everyone is a fan of something. The concepts of “the fan,” “the amateur” and the “self-published writer” have often been denigrated and ridiculed in popular culture and the media. However, over the past several centuries (at least) the cultural practice of “fandom,” of being a fan, has broadened and diversified, and in the process become more participatory. This series of lectures and readings will investigate the various ways enthusiasms and fandoms are articulated in contemporary poetry and visual art.
Wednesday, September 21
Todd Madigan Gallery, CSUB at 4 pm
Harmony Holiday is a poet, dancer, archivist, mythscientist and the author ofNegro League Baseball (Fence, 2011), Go Find Your Father/ A Famous Blues(Ricochet, 2014), and Hollywood Forever forthcoming from Fence in Spring 2015. She was the winner of the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship and she curates theAfrosonics archive, a collection of rare and out-of-print LPs and soundbites featuring poetry and poetics from throughout the African Diaspora, in both analog at Columbia University's music library and digitally as a Tumblr site. Her record label, Mythscience Records, devoted to making titles from the archive available to the public by way of reissues in both vinyl and digital formats is forthcoming starting with the reissue of Amiri Baraka's LP Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America. Holiday lives in New York and Los Angeles.
This event is free and open to the public!
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Todd Madigan Gallery, CSU Bakersfield 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311