Did you miss “In the Spirit of Carolee”?

You can tune in and listen to the recording of Dodie Bellamy’s reading of the Buddhist from the event on KBCS Thursday afternoon at 4:30. Listen to a preview of the recording here.

Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, poet, critic and cultural journalist. Her most recent book is The Buddhist (Publication Studio), an essayistic memoir based on her blog, Belladodie. Her most recent chapbook is Whistle While You Dixie (Summer BF Press). Time Out New York named her chapbook Barf Manifesto (Ugly Duckling) “Best Book Under 30 Pages” for 2009. Other books include Academonia, Pink Steam and The Letters of Mina Harker. Her book Cunt-Ups won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. She teaches in the grad writing programs at Antioch Los Angeles, California College of the Arts, and San Francisco State.

Need more poetry in your life?

Wave Books is hosting their 2nd annual Poetry Celebration with 3 (THREE!) days of poetry at the Henry this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This year’s festival is Poetry In Translation which will feature readings in the James Turrell Skyspace, art exhibitions, lectures, and discussions. Each day, attendees can choose from fifteen hour-long talks and readings, with local and national poets, translators, and editors.

Buy tickets HERE.

The cost of a ticket gains you entry to all three days of festivities at the Henry, plus a welcome packet including, among other delights: a handmade book, pamphlets, festival ephemera, and a ticket to the Sunday night event, “Translators on Translation,” hosted by Seattle Arts & Lectures at the Neptune Theater, with Peter Cole, Bill Porter (aka Red Pine), Nikolai Popov, and moderated by Matthew Zapruder.

A Schizophrenic Poetic Robert Frank Road Movie

A Robert Frank movie – featuring a very young Christopher Walken! It’s showing tomorrow and Thursday – catch it while you can.
(Oh, how I wish it were this Robert Frank movie. Maybe someday….)
Check it out:

Me and My Brother
Part of the yearlong 1969 series

February 18-19 at 8pm

The first feature film by photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank is a bold experimental hybrid of documentary and fiction. Catatonic schizophrenic Julius Orlovsky is taken by his brother, poet Peter Orlovsky, and Allen Ginsberg across the country on their reading tour. Partially written by Sam Shepard, this portrait of the wild and freewheeling 1960’s entangles realities as the real Julius is replaced by actor Joseph Chaikin, and at one point Robert Frank himself is portrayed by a young Christopher Walken (in his first film).