Burroughs 100 ~ Toronto @ Drake Underground

Burroughs 100 ~ Toronto @ Drake Underground $5

“Happenings”, occurring around the globe featured on http://Burroughs100.com/Calendar.html, as part of The Official William S. Burroughs Centenary, Produced by http://Dreamachine.ca/, Sponsored by http://NAC.org/, Hosted by:


Featuring the Moroccan Dreamachine Viewing Lounge, tributary to the spirit of The Master Musicians of Joujouka http://Joujouka.org/, whom William S. Burroughs regarded as: “A 4,000 Year Old Rock and Roll Band”.

Throughout, selection of Audio mixed by DJ Marinko http://TheDiscogallery.com/, will consist of recordings by and tracks fundamentally influenced by W.S.B.; whom Jack Kerouac referred to as the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift” (… dig the Sonic Youth Footage).

Layered voices and velvety-grooves will ultimately be a backdrop to poetry readings led by Eric Schmaltz, Prof. Gregory Betts & guest “Trobairitz” (… une Femme Compositeur); as well as anecdotes by Neil Hennessy about being young, gay and high in Tangiers in the 1950’s. And Live”Stream of Consciousness Drawing” by Yehudah Cullman

But not all, in more developments…

And so, it should come as no disappointment that Mayoral Candidate and Marijuana Activist Matt Mernaugh will be providing introductory word.

… come, Live the EXPERIENCE.

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A previous Demotic Archive text-gathering- on artists (mis)understandings of Lenin – included material from Robert Motherwell’s 1951 anthology The Dada Painter’s and Poets. I wanted to unfold further the influence of this book, forming a sense of how it was read and utilised by new generations of poets and artists upon publication.

What follows is a gathering of poetic and discursive materials as “a starter” on this topic selected and written by Jerome Rothenberg, who observes in an email 12/03/11:

… yes, there is in fact a great deal that I could say, with Motherwell’s book as a point of departure.  When David Antin and I first sat down with it, shortly after it appeared, what it opened up was both surprising and needed as a way into a kind of poetry and art that we and others were soon exploring or maybe re-exploring.  Before that Dada was…

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