Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Red Rover Series / Experiment #38

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #38:
Poetics of the Multitude

7pm / doors lock 7:30

The Next Objectivists
with members
Adriene Dodt
Denise Dooley
Elizabeth Marino
Scott McFarland
Matthias Regan
Gene Tanta
Adam Weg
and a few surprises

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4
we've got air-conditioning!

near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

THE NEXT OBJECTIVISTS is a free, open-to-the-public poetry workshop dedicated to the study & reproduction of the outsidereal. We take this term from the “Black Mountain” poet Edward Dorn & our name from the second generation modernist poets associated with The Objectivist Press. Although writers associated with the Objectivists and Black Mountain “schools” (Bunting, Creeley, H.D., Niedecker, Pound, Reznikoff, Williams, Zukofsky to name only those we've already studied) are prominent stars in our constellation, our objective is not to reproduce any particular style, mode or tradition, but instead to draw on many different ways of doing and making in order to isolate those practices of writing & publishing & above all those poetic effects which lead us out of the neoliberal present & the future it imagines.

The Next Objectivists Poetry Workshop was founded in January 2009. From then until now it meets every other Thursday evening (7:00 - 10:00) at Mess Hall ( in Rogers Park. Members make the curriculum as we go along. Our meetings are potlucks and beginners are always welcome. We read, discuss & write poetry together. As time allows we publish our findings through our website:

Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

Email ideas for reading experiments to us at

The schedule for events is listed at