Issue #10 of Thurston Moore's celebrated Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journals is published and presented at New York's White Columns gallery as an expanded event/exhibition including performances by the likes of Chris Corsano, Bill Nace and Moore himself .
Moore began editing and producing Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal in 2001 as a forum to publish poetry by individuals who intersected the worlds of poetry, music and art. A dynamic range of writings, with various pages of visual work by Gerard Malanga, Richard Meltzer, Chan Marshall, Dennis Cooper, Kathleen Hanna, John Sinclair, Richard Hell, Jutta Koether, Gus van Sant, Rick Moody, Kim Gordon, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Anselm Berrigan, Gary Panter followed.
A stapled issue will be created during the show. Pages from each of the ten journals will be exhibited as enlarged wall pieces, including the hitherto unpublished issue #9. Additionally, the main gallery space will feature a selection of historical poetry publications from the last fifty years culled from Moore's own library, including original editions of Amphora, Change, Coldspring Journal, Copkiller, Fervent Valley, Free Poems Amongst Friends, Gaslight Poetry Review, Kauri, Klactovedesteen, LA-BAS, Outburst, Stance, Sum, The Willie, Trobar, Yowl and more.
Working as co-editor is writer Byron Coley, formidable musicologist, essayist, poet and producer of music and literary arcana, ephemera and beyond. Select pieces from Moore and Coley's catalogue will be reprinted in limited states for this exhibition.
Reading and performance schedule:
Friday January 15th:
6-8pm. Opening performance: Northampton Wools (Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, Bill Nace)
Saturday January 23rd
7-9pm. Reading: John Giorno, Byron Coley. Performance: Thurston Moore
Friday February 5th
7-9pm. Reading: Edmund Berrigan, Anselm Berrigan. Performance: Thurston Moore
Friday February 19th
7-9pm. Reading: Richard Hell. Performance: Thurston Moore
Thursday February 25th
7-9pm. Reading: Thurston Moore and Anne Waldman accompanied by musicians Ambrose Bye and Devin Waldman
All performances and readings are free, admission on a first-come basis.
Until 27 February 2010. Free entry. New York White Columns, whitecolumns.org