Beat & Beyond: "Lost & Found"

Tue, 07 June 2016 // 06:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Professor Ammiel Alcalay will lead a discussion on the Beat elements of the Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative research project.

FREE • All-ages • 6:15pm doors

Founded in 2009 by poet, novelist, critic, translator, scholar and City Lights author Ammiel Alcalay, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is a unique publishing and pedagogical venture that explores the legacy of the Beats and the New American poetry writ large.

For Beat & Beyond, scholars from the Lost & Found project will perform a choral reading of selections from our publications, read by a group of former and present student editors, and engage in a discussion about the work we have done and the work to come.

– Claudia Moreno Parsons on Amiri Baraka & Ed Dorn: Selections from the Collected Letters 1959-1960

– Megan Paslawski on Michael Rumaker: Selected Letters

– Alex Wermer-Colan on William S. Burroughs: The Travel Agency is on Fire

– Öykü Tekten & William Camponovo on Gregory Corso: Naropa Lectures 1981 (parts I & II)

Each year, through the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, Lost & Found publishes a series of student-edited chapbooks drawn from archival materials.

Characterized by its careful attention to the interplay of poetry, poetics, friendship and politics, Lost & Found has extended the legacies of the Beats and the New Americans into new territories and for new readers. Working in personal and institutional archives located throughout the country and abroad, Lost & Found editors illuminate understudied and unknown aspects of literary, cultural, and political history.