Special Event: THE DUST

To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, The Relationship, The Segue Foundation and The Poetry Project are pleased to present a staged version of Michael Gottlieb’s poem, THE DUST, directed by Fiona Templeton.

THE DUST has been hailed by the poet and critic Ron Silliman as “one of the half dozen most important poems written by anyone associated with Language poetry. It’s a read-this-&-change-your-life experience.”  Writing about the poem in September 2003, upon the publication of Michael Gottlieb’s Lost And Found (Roof Books) at the two-year anniversary of 9/11, Silliman went on to call THE DUST, “the first great poetic work written about this inflection point in American history.”

Fiona Templeton‘s latest production was Leslie Scalapino’s Flow at ODC San Francisco.  Commisions include her own L’Ile, a citywide work for the opening of the European Cultural Capital in Lille.  Awards and fellowships from national and international bodies include for performance, poetry, playwriting and visual arts.  She teaches at Brunel University in London.  Books include You-The City and Cells of Release, both from Roof Books.  She is Artistic Director of THE RELATIONSHIP, a performance group that specializes in innovative language, use of site, and relation to the audience.

Michael Gottlieb is the author of fourteen books of poetry including Lost and Found, Gorgeous Plunge and Ninety-Six Tears (all three published by Roof Books). A native New Yorker and first-generation Language poet, he co-edited the seminal Language magazine “Roof.” Of his latest book, Memoir And Essay, published last spring to wide acclaim by Faux Press/Other Publications, Elizabeth Fodaski has written in American Book Review, “What ‘A Movable Feast’ did for Paris, this book does for New York City.”

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