Steve Roggenbuck, poet, video artist, and comedian who was once “cataloged as a meme,” will be joined by Alli Simone Defeo, “the fastest poet alive”, for a reading, screening, and discussion on Sunday evening. Steve plans to also show a selection of his personal performative videos and give a talk on internet-based poets, twitter accounts, memes, image-based poetry, and video-based art. Radio producer and poet Pejk Malinovski will be there to show a clip from a doc-in-progress about Steve and initiate a discussion between the two artists and the audience.
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Dec 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Internet Poetics: Steve Roggenbuck and Alli Simone Defeo
With Steve Roggenbuck, Alli Simone Defeo, and Pejk Malinovski.
Steve Roggenbuck is a poet, video artist, and comedian whose work explores the new forms art and humor might take on the internet. He is known most for his videos, which have accumulated more than a million views together, and which have been presented in the New Museum Triennial in New York and the Oslo Poesifilm Festival in Norway. Steve’s work has been covered by the New York Times, Gawker, Rolling Stone, The Fader, NPR, The Guardian, and The Atlantic. Steve also published six collections of writing so far, and has performed over 250 times in five countries and all 48 continental United States. He is the founder of Boost House, a poetry publisher and vegan co-op house in Tucson, Arizona. In 2012 he was the first living poet to be cataloged as a meme by Know Your Meme.
Alli Simone Defeo is a poet and photographer from Connecticut. They are co-editor of Glo Worm Press, and have published two chapbooks. Alli is also the fastest poet alive.
Pejk Malinovski is a poet and documentarian. His works have aired on Public Radio, BBC and radio stations around the world and been shown in museums and galleries. They have won prizes at festivals and competitions like Prix Europa, Sheffield International Doc festival and Third Coast International Audio Festival. In 2012 he launched Passing Stranger, an audio walking tour of the East Village’s poetry history. He was the co-creator and host of Thirdear, an online audio magazine and he continues to edit and translate books for Basilisk, a poet-run publishing house in Cclosedhagen. He is currently working on an audio walk about internet infrastructure in Lower Manhattan in conjunction with Laura Poitras’ upcoming exhibition at The Whitney. And a short documentary about Steve Roggenbuck.