A Reading for VANITAS 5: Film


This reading celebrates the publication of 5th issue of VANITAS, a journal of poetry, criticism, and essays.  Coming out periodically, it is a venue where international voices test the place of the arts in the world.  Some themes from preceding issues include Anarchisms, Popular Song, and Translation.  VANITAS 5 takes on film, to see what meanings attach to the word, what it is to have a screen between things, a boundary, lining, partition.  We find a poem made of movie titles, poems to movies, a poem in the mind of a filmmaker, a twinning of image to one’s word, cinemabilia. The reading will feature contributors Elaine Equi, Nada Gordon, Ron Horning, Jerome Sala, Tom Savage, David Shapiro, Tony Towle, and John Yau.