Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Geof Huth and Tom Beckett in Buffalo

Saturday, June 27, 2009
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library
453 Porter Avenue

Visual poet Geof Huth and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet Tom Beckett will be reading together for the first time in Buffalo this coming Saturday at the Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Ave. in Buffalo NY. They will discussing their year-long interview, as well as reading their own works.

"Tom Beckett and Geof Huth, after interviewing each other for one year (and 680 pages), will read from their interview, continue the interview in person, and read and sing their poetry. This is the first reading by Tom and Geof of selections from their interview, which focused on discussions of poetry, philosophy, and the act of living as a poet in the modern world."


In the 1980s Tom Beckett edited and published The Difficulties, a journal which became well known for its critical issues on Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, David Bromige and Susan Howe. More recently he curated the E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S website ( which presented 39 in depth interviews with poets. These interviews, together with supplemental texts by each interview subject, have been published in 3 handsome volumes by Otoliths (

Beckett's Unprotected Texts: Selected Poems 1978-2006 (Meritage Press, 2006) is available from Small Press Distribution and Amazon. Additionally, Otoliths has published This Poem/What Speaks?/A Day (2008), a collection of 3 longer poems.


Geof Huth has lived in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America, all the while using language for his own purposes. His interest in language turned him into a poet, textual, visual, aural, and digital. He works words in many media: condensation, crayon, frost, object, paint, pen, pencil, pixel, pollen, sound, type, and video. He writes almost daily on visual poetry and related matters at his blog dbqp: visualizing poetics. His most recent books of poetry are Longfellow Memoranda (366 tiny poems incorporating the vocabulary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), texistence (300 one-word poems co-written with mIEKAL aND), a book / of poems / so small / I cannot / taste them (78 micropoems around the topic of winter), ENDEMIC BATTLE COLLAGE (the first publication of a suite of digital poems written in the 1980s), and the chapbook Gingerbread (a long poem written in 1984 and published in 2009).

Geof Huth writes for the blog:

dbqp: visualizing poetics


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