INCA: 2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
19 April 2016
7 – 8:30pm
F A R O U T A M N E S I A C
collaborating with Susan M. Schultz and Maged Zaher
‘Amnesiac recoveries’ and ‘farout_library_software’
In the first decade of the 21st century Pam Brown engaged in two compelling poetic collaborations. The first, in 2001, was with Hawaii-based poet, scholar and academic Susan M. Schultz, and the second, in 2006, with Seattle-based Egyptian poet, translator and software engineer Maged Zaher.
Perhaps collaboration is one mode of processing responses to social anomie and dysfunction resulting from war, religion, ideology, consumerism, the destruction of earth’s natural systems and all of that combined with the discrepancy between what is experienced as ‘the world’ and what is presented or mediated as ‘the world’. Living under the blanket effect of social breakdown, one response for poets is to compile poems together.
The first part of Brown’s talk will be contextual – about her experiences of other collaborations and then she will talk about the projects she made with Susan Schultz and Maged Zaher.
At INCA Pam Brown will also read a selection of poems from her recent book Missing up.
Pam Brown is an Australian poet and editor. In the USA she is associated with Jacket2 online magazine. Pam’s most recent of many books is Missing up (Vagabond Press, 2015). Alibis, a selection of her poems translated into French by Jane Zemiro, was published by Société Jamais-Jamais in 2014. She lives in Sydney.