I will be joined by fellow Poetry Teachers NYC
faculty Dan Dissinger
and Megan DiBello
amongst other incredible poets at the Dumbo Arts Festival.
Title: Poet Sculpture
Artist: Samuel Jablon
Location: Under the Manhattan Bridge, in the archway.
Dates: Sept. 28th 12-6pm & 29th 12- 5pm.
Description: The formation and words of poets will define the sculpture via collective action, group decisions, and word (sound) waves. The poet sculpture will be in flux, with poets not performing one at a time, but together, interweaving their words, creating a sculpture (“poem”), while physically interacting. There will be a mix of pausing and interrupting. The most important part of this performance will be the response, reaction, and exchange from the poet/sculpture to the audience/passersby.
The installation is a moveable platform, made out of different sized crates. Each individual crate is designed for a departed writer. Performers will be standing on Julia de Burgos, Jayne Cortez, ee cummings, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Langston Hughes, Tuli Kupferberg, Taylor Mead, Frank O’Hara, and Pedro Pietri.
Poets: Vito Acconci, Hala Alyan, Isak Berbic, Steve Dalachinsky, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Megan DiBello, Daniel Dissinger, Aimee Herman, Adam Faulkner, David Grubbs, Samuel Jablon, Paolo Javier, Vincent Katz, Amy King, Chrissy Malvasi, Maria Maribal, Nikhil Melnechuk, Najee Omar, Yuko Otomo, Marissa Perel, Joseph A. W. Quintela, Peter Rugh, John Sands, Rachel Schragis, Samantha Thornhill, Anne Waldman, Moira Williams, and Emanuel Xavier.
The installation will be under the Manhattan Bridge, in the archway. Performances will be from 12-6pm on the 28th and 12-5pm on the 29th.