Lisa Jarnot Lecture : Abandon the Creeping Meatball: an Anarcho-Spiritual Treatise

We are happy to be the sponsored bookseller for this event, the second in a series of four autobiographical lectures by poet Lisa Jarnot. Her talk explores the prophetic tradition in American poetry as it is inflected through counter-cultural spirituality. Here, Jarnot configures her own poetics through a web of outsider ancestors from Christopher Smart to Lenny Bruce, paying homage to a poetics of revelation and resistance.

Lisa Jarnot was born in Buffalo, NY, and educated at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Some Other Kind of Mission (1996), Ring of Fire (2001), Black Dog Songs (2003), Night Scenes (2008), Joie De Vivre: Selected Poems 1992-2012 (2013), and A Princess Magic Presto Spell (2019). She co-edited An Anthology of New (American) Poets (1997), and her biography of San Francisco poet Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus, was published by the University of California Press in 2012. She has been a visiting professor at Naropa University, Brooklyn College, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, is a Masters of Divinity candidate at New York Theological Seminary, and is a minister at Safe Haven United Church of Christ.

This lecture is supported by the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry and co-presented by UB Art Galleries, The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, and the Poetics Program, Department of English, with bookselling support from Talking Leaves...Books.

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 5:30pm to 5:45pm
Event address: 
951 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Joie de Vivre: Selected Poems 1992-2012 (City Lights Spotlight #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872865983
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - May 7th, 2013

A Princess Magic Presto Spell: Parts 1-9 Cover Image
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Published: Flood Editions - October 15th, 2019

A Princess Magic Presto Spell Cover Image
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Published: Solid Objects - June 5th, 2014

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