LA-Lit celebrated its 1 Year Anniversary at Betalevel with a discussion of the experimental literary scene in Los Angeles on Sunday October 15 at 3pm.
Previous guests on the show–Will Alexander, Guy Bennett, Anthony McCann, Amar Ravva, Ara Shirinyan, and Diane Ward–participated in a panel discussion from 3pm-5pm, then gave readings beginning at 7pm.
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Topics of discussion included:
LA-Lit – is there one?
Is an identifiable literary community important to Los Angeles?
Have old structures of organization become useless to us?
- rhizomatic communities vs bureaucratic organiztion
What are specific methods that could be used to create/grow literary community?
What role can experimental poetics play in the creation of community?
Eccentric or outside, off-center… is there no center?
How to define our own ‘decentered’ spontaneous connectivity?
For additional consideration, a cloud…
political activism • ecopoetics • urban poetics • art in the context of world-wide brutality • art and activism • the art of protest • collaborative art/poetics • poetic people power • social experiments • the poetics of daily life in an urban setting • momentary poetics • poetic manifestos • postwar culture • the public avant-garde • feminisms • post-avant • activist communities • poetic terrorism • anti-poetics • poetic recreation • textual/poetic extremeties • small poetic world/brutal surrounding world • poetic/activist pleasure • urban nature • a world of cities • cultural activism • street poetics • uncontrollable space of the urban event • community fences/border walls