With reading sessions by Lisa Robertson and Robert Glück, presentations of research, photography, painting and music from North Pacific America by Wouter Vanstiphout and Matthew Stadler.
The term 'North Pacific America' follows efforts to apply fresh generic description to a region of the world. It suggests a physical and historical condition determined by a particular intersection of ocean, continent, and latitude
Lisa Robertson reads from The Office for Soft Architecture
Robert Glück from Denny Smith and other stories
Wouter Vanstiphout presents new research from North America,
and Matthew Stadler presents new photography and painting from North Pacific America.
Lisa Robertson is a poet and essayist who recently moved from Vancouver B.C. to Paris. Four books have been published, among which Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (Clear Cut Press, 2004). Current projects include a book of lyric poems, The Men.
Robert Glück is the author of the novels Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist (both from Serpent's Tail) and three collections of prose and poetry, Reader, Elements of a Coffee Service, and Denny Smith (this last from Clear Cut Press, 2004). Michel Foucault esteemed him as one of the world's greatest writers about sex. He edits the online journal Narrativity.
Wouter Vanstiphout is an art historian and partner in Crimson Architectural Historians, a team whose projects include WIMBY (Welcome Into My Backyard), an effort to invigorate the planning process for Hoogvliet in North Rotterdam. He is also a contributor to The Clear Cut Future: an anthology. Vanstiphout was awarded the 2002 Maaskant Prize for Young Architects for his work as a writer and designer of the architectural planning process.
Matthew Stadler is the editor of Clear Cut Press and literary editor of Nest Magazine.
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