Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Go to see Anamaria Crowe Serrano

If you do nothing else this weekend and you live in Dublin... you should go to see Anamaría - she's one of my favourite poets ever - in a weird kind of, I just seem to get her poems straight away and they're always personal and affecting and I feel like I've felt exactly like the feelings the poems describe but I couldn't have described it that way, kinda thing.
Anyway she has not one, but two interesting looking gigs coming up and since I can't go, I said I'd at least let my millions of readers know about them and see if ye can't get along in my place and let me know about it.

JAM Sandwich - A reading with Anamaría Crowe Serrano and Jennifer Matthews

Saturday 26th November 2011

3 p.m. The Loft Bookshop

@ The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street

Jennifer and Anamaría will read from their "JAM Sandwich", a poetic conversation they've been having for the past few years.

Anamaría Crowe Serrano is an Irish poet living in Dublin. She works as a translator of poetry from Spanish and Italian, and is a teacher of Spanish language. Her work has been published in Ireland and abroad and includes a chapbook, one columbus leap (Corrupt Press, Paris, 2011), which chronicles Columbus' voyage to the New World, as well as a full length collection, Femispheres, published in 2008 (Shearsman, UK). She is the recipient of two awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Her interest in collaborative work led to the publication of Paso Doble (Empiria, Rome, 2006), a poetic dialogue written with Italian poet, Annamaria Ferramosca, and a collection (forthcoming) still in search of a title, written with Cork-based poet, Jennifer Matthews.
Jennifer Matthews was born in Missouri (USA) and has lived in Ireland since 2003. Her poetry has been published in Mslexia, Revival, Necessary Fiction and Poetry Salzburg, and anthologised in Dedalus's collection of immigrant poetry in Ireland, Landing Places (2010). She has read her work at Night Blue Fruit, The Fizz, and the Heaventree Poetry Festival in the UK, and as a guest poet with 'Catch the Moon' (Cork, Ireland). Her most recent poems were published in Foma and Fontenelles and Cork Literary Review in 2011.
A poetry reading with Anamaría Crowe Serrano
inspired by the paintings of Catalan artist Jordi Forniés
6 p.m. Filmbase, Temple Bar, D2
Saturday, 26 November, 2011
The reading is part of Jordi's exhibition, Mirabile Dictu,
which runs in Filmbase from Nov 15 to Dec 4,
curated by Olivier Cornet (http://www.olliart.com)
A preview of the catalogue can be seen at
Jordi Forniés (born in Huesca, 1971) is a Catalan artist based in Dublin. A chemist by training, Jordi knows a thing or two about pigments and paint.

His experience in this area combined with a very strong interest in the mineral world has lead Jordi to reinvent or re-interpret the complex yet beautiful landscapes within and without, mixing traditional and cutting edge design techniques. Sculpting external material into the canvas before blending colours as time would in rock formations, the artist invites us on a journey through the inner self, exploring the geology of the mind, the meandering of distant memories, the erosion of emotions, the passing of love.

Read more about Jordi at http://www.olliart.com/artists/jordifornies.htm.

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