4/11 Gloucester Reading


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Time Being by Joseph Torra

         Frequent Polis contributor Joseph Torra (not to be confused with former Yankee’s manager Joe Torre) has a new book appearing this spring from Quale Press. Time Being, a book-length prose poem journal written over the course of one year:

…Between December 2006 and December 2007, this long poem/journal/improvisation records in one long rush a year’s worth of observations and events. Torra’s eyes and ears are alert to fatherhood, family, food, writing, art, music, the urban environment, and much more. In every way, his improvisation attunes the reader to the rhythm of life. (Source SPD)

Time Being is available through Small Press Distribution, or get a copy direct from the Amazonian Death Star.
An excerpt from Time Being originally appeared in the 2010 issue of Polis; Resistance.

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SF Reading

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Upcoming events

Saturday, February 25th @3pm:

James Cook reading at Outpost 186

Sunday, March 11th @ 2:30pm:

2012 Polis benefit reading: Zachary Martin & Josie Schoel reading at Bird and Beckett

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Jim Dunn Reading on 2/15

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Iain Sinclair in Gloucester

British author Iain Sinclair will consider the work and legend of poet Charles Olson and his influence on British poets such as JH Prynne, Tom Raworth, Andrew Crozier and Allen Fisher. This program is presented in collaboration with British poets of the Sixties and Seventies.

Cape Ann Historical Association

Saturday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.

The Gloucester Writers Center and The Charles Olson Society.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations required.


The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port.

Pls note that time is local to the venue

Announcement Re-posted from the officially unofficial  sanctioned by the author Iain Sinclair blog

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Erik Lomen’s Mural

Had heard speak of this mural project taking shape in Beverly, MA. but was unaware that it had been finished until today when I came across Erik Lomen’s Blog while roaming the internets. Considering the people in the mural are all part of Polis in one or another (I might even say they are Polis) this is pretty cool me thinks:

James and Amanda Cook:

Gerrit Lansing:

Joe Torra:

See more photos of the mural and reading at Erik Lomen’s Blog:
Erik Lomen ART: Mural Opening!

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