Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch

will be reading on

Monday, April 19th, at 7:30 pm.

TEN WALKS/TWO TALKS updates the meandering and meditative form of Basho's travel diaries. Mapping 21st-century New York, Cotner and Fitch tap their predecessor's collaborative tendencies in order to construct a descriptive/dialogic fugue. The book combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattanand a pair of dialogues about walking--one of which takes place during a late-night "philosophical" ramble through Central Park.

Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch have performed their dialogic improvisations at festivals and conferences across the United States, as well as in Toronto and Berlin. In 2007, Kenneth Goldsmith included an early excerpt from their now-completed book Conversations over Stolen Food in UbuWeb's "Publishing the Unpublishable" Series. In 2008, Craig Dworkin published Andy's Sixty Morning Walks on Editions Eclipse. More recently, Jon and Andy co-edited Interdisciplinary Transcriptions--a 1036-page digital anthology containing poets, critics, anthropologists, and visual artists. Other publications include Animal Shelter (Semiotext(e)), Colorado Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Electric Literature, Lit, n+1, and PaperMonument. Jon lives in New York City, where he is finishing his Ph.D. for SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Program. Andy is an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming's MFA Program.

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