“Passwords”: Dick Higgins Panel at Poets House
Next week, at Battery Park City's Poets House, a stone's throw from the Verdesian, experience a panel discussion on Dick Higgins and his influence on experimental poetry.
The Tuesday, December 4th talk "Passwords: Dick Higgins with Steve Clay, Joshua Beckman, Steve McCaffery & Tracie Morris" celebrates the release of "Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins."
"A conceptual artist and concrete poet who helped found the Fluxus movement, Dick Higgins produced 'intermedia' works, including 'happenings,' films, sound art, music, and experimental texts that continue to shape experimental poetics today. He also established Something Else Press, publishing books and pamphlets by major avant-garde writers and artists across generations, from Gertrude Stein to John Cage."
Poets House offers poetry, connection and conversation in a lovely location.
Learn more about intermedia, Higgins' vision and multitude of talents - and how he helped shape the written art form, at this event.
"Dick Higgins was an intermedia artist of and for his time, on the proverbial cutting edge of new paradigms within and between poetry, painting, performance, and more. In a 1991 interview he described the publication list of the Something Else Press as 'love letters to the future.'We offer the current selection to another future, particularly to young artists, poets, and publishers, that through the works of Dick Higgins they might find new possibilities for their own.