In this collection of essays,
In this collection of essays, some originally published as part of The Poetics of Spaces series on Entropy, Lee bends the essay form in order to better explore the spaces that we occupy, the spaces that embody the physicality of our settings, and the measure with which we, as individuals, use these surfaces to echo out our every emotion.
These spaces are more than the homes we occupy, the streets we navigate, or the sky that we so often ignore: these spaces are a manner of framing. “There is an intimate and crucial rivalry between open and close, between time and memory, between myself and yourself.” Lee’s words echo across the page, resonating in full: “The entire sky between us,” and it is in these spaces that we see the reality of ourselves.
Janice Lee has achieved in not only chronicling the various intimacies of our surroundings but also an original essayist structure that creates its very own unique space wherein poetry and prose, statement and suggestion, quote and curiosity, all become unanimously tools for the exploration.
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013) a book-length meditation on the films of Béla Tarr, Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She is Editor of the #RECURRENT Novel Series, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor of Entropy, and CEO/Founder of POTG Design. She currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts and Pitzer College.
Janice will join in conversation with writer, editor, educator and designer Joe Milazzo. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Drunken Boat, Tammy, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, and his virtual location is http://www.slowstudies.net/jmilazzo/.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas