Ron Silliman and Marilyn Crispell
Presented by Chax Press with co-sponsorship
by the Poetry Center and POG
Saturday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Pima College Center for the Arts, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Bentley’s and Antigone Books, or from Chax Press ($8 if purchased from Chax Press directly, before the night of the event, at 520-620-1626).
Ron Silliman and Marilyn Crispell appear in an evening of poetry and improvised music, with Silliman offering a reading of his work, and Crispell featured in a solo jazz piano concert.
Ron Silliman is one of America’s most consistently challenging and rewarding poets, with more than 30 books to his credit, most recently The Alphabet. The Times Literary Supplement opines, “Ron Silliman’s ongoing long poem The Alphabet… mingles quotidian observation, linguistic-philosophical reflection, and street-level social critique to produce as vivid, systemic, and cumulatively moving an account of contemporary life as any poet now writing.”
Marilyn Crispell has more than two dozen albums of music and has long been one of our great innovative performer/composers on the piano; John Pareles, in the NY Times, writes, “Hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano. She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz.”