Below are the links to readings for this week. Please read these texts for this Weds, week 5. Please read these in numerical order, such that you make sure you have had a good amount of time to process all the readings, and to have certainly read/listened to the Zurita and the Debord (Situationism) texts. All are important for this week, and will inform everything we do after that. These plus a couple others will carry us as “modules” into next week, when Eirik Steinhoff, our guest artist/activist, will be workshopping with us around the current Occupy struggles here and abroad. Please also look at the blog again tomorrow for another post after these links. That is, look out for my post and email about week 5 check-ins and reminders about the requirement of full participation in this course (including attendance and making sure your writing prompt assignments are sent to me in a timely fashion, and are sent to me, of course, if you are missing one or more).
1) Guy Debord, “Theory of the Derive” HERE
2) Rau’l Zurita (and Daniel Borzutsky, translator) audio recording, reading from Song for His Disappeared Love HERE
4) Edouard Glissant, “Distancing, Determining,” from Poetics of Relation (trans. by Betsy Wing) HERE
5) Laura Elrick, “Stalk” (video poem) HERE
FOR FURTHER READING (RECOMMENDED THIS WEEK):
A) “Written on the Sky,” an interview with Rau’l Zurita, by Daniel Borzutsky HERE