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September 24, 7:30 PM 45 Carleton St., room 111

Simon Pettet

Simon will talk about James Schuyler's art writings and the concept of "parallel poetry". He will also read some poems and show material from Talking Pictures, his collaboration with photographer Rudy Burckhardt

essay by James Schuyler: Poet and Painter Overture

Simon Pettet is an English-born poet, long-time resident of New York's Lower East Side. His Selected Poems is still available from Talisman House. He is also the author of two classic collaborations with photographer-filmmaker, Rudy Burckhardt, Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures. He also compiled and edited The Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler for Black Sparrow . A limited edition, Abundant Treasures (poems accompanying hand-colored drawings by New York artist Duncan Hannah), was recently published by Granary Books