Libraries and the CNY Humanities Corridor Sponsoring Small Press Reading Series and Mini-Seminar
Sept. 13, 2023, 5 p.m.
Syracuse University Libraries and the Central New York Humanities Corridor are sponsoring a small press reading series and mini-seminar on October 12 and 13, 2023 being held at Bird Library. Other Humanities Corridor partners include University of Rochester, Hamilton College and Colgate University. Following are details for the two events:
Small Press Reading Series
October 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m.; Bird Library, Room 114
A reading by M.C. Kinniburgh, author of Wild Intelligence: Poets’ Libraries and the Politics of Knowledge in Postwar America (UMass Press, 2022) and the Messy Archivist series of pamphlets/zines, and Sevinç Turkkan, translator of The Stone Building and Other Places (City Lights, 2018).
Mini-Seminar with Materials from the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University*
October 13, 2023, 10 a.m.; Special Collections Research Center, Bird Library, 6th Floor Lemke Room
M.C. Kinniburgh will lead a mini-seminar focusing on 20th century and contemporary poetry and the poetics of archival exploration. By exploring material in the Diane di Prima Papers and Amiri Baraka Collection, participants will learn about the development of radical small press and "mimeograph revolution" publications in the 1960s and can reflect on their own editing and writing practices. A series of creative prompts and writing/discussion will guide this mini-seminar; there are no prerequisites to participation.
M.C. Kinniburgh is co-owner and co-Director at Granary Books and author of Wild Intelligence: Poets’ Libraries and the Politics of Knowledge in Postwar America (UMass Press, 2022) and the Messy Archivist series of pamphlets/zines. Space is limited, so please register for the event using this Google form by 10/1.