We have created a new feature under the About section of our website called Other Recordings. There you will be able to find things like our Poetic Service Announcements and a new series called Conversations. The Conversations series will be made up of casual recordings of conversations with writers, editors, publishers andor other literary figures who we find to be of particular interest. The first recording in the Conversations series is of a conversation between Mathew Timmons and Paul Vangelisti recorded on March 22 2008.
Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Otis College of Art + Design, Paul Vangelisti is the author of over twenty collections of poetry and other books. Translator, journalist, and former cultural affairs director at KPFK radio. NEA Translator Fellow, and NEA Poetry Fellow. Coeditor of the literary magazine Invisible City, and editor of Ribot, the annual publication of the College of Neglected Science.
In the fall of 2008, Paul Vangelisti and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Otis College of Art + Design will be releasing the first issue of or, a semi-annual tabloid of poetry, fiction, essays, statements, provocations & other extensions of the whole art. Featuring new English translations of Adonis, Jorge Amado, Ahmed Barakat, Mohammed Dib, Horace, Ko Un, Giovanna Sandri, as well as a report on “The Position of Things,” the March 2008 celebration in Los Angeles, honoring the life and work of Italian poet, editor and critic Adriano Spatola. Also featured is new work by Amiri Baraka, Art Beck, Guy Bennett, Brian Blanchfield, Gillian Conoley, Ray DiPalma, Peter Gadol, Owen Hill, Lewis MacAdams, Barabara Maloutas, Ken McCullough, Douglas Messerli, Laura Moriarty, Yann Perreau, Dennis Phillips, Nick Piombino, Martha Ronk, Iris Smyles, Domenic Stansbery, Frederic Tuten, and more. Free-of-charge and distributed nationally, or is a publishing project of Otis College of Art and Design’s Graduate Writing program, replacing the critically acclaimed New Review of Literature, which published ten issue from 2003-2008. For more information, or to be on a list of free subscribers, please visit the publication’s website.