KAF Ø



Friday March 06, 2015 @ 7 PM

Launch of KAF poetry & performance series–

Performers:

Nicola Masciandaro
Connie Mae Oliver
Matvei Yankelevich
Anais Maviel
Öykü Tekten
Tom Haviv

+ music, dancing
+ print edition of work by performers.

KAF (http://www.kafreadingseries.com/)

KAF curates work that moves “toward and away from text”, work that interacts with body, image & sound, work that places value on the space between words, letters, genres, discourses, languages.

KAF means “palm” in Arabic, Cuneiform, Farsi, Hebrew, Phoenician, Urdu, and many other languages. Kaf is the letter K in each. It signifies touch, vulnerability, intimacy. The hand lifted before it is clenched.

It shares its name with mount Qaf, the fabled goal of the Hoopoe and its followers in the sufi poem “The Conference of the Birds”. It is half of Kafka, the Czech author of empirical impasse, cruel absurdity.

Like the Hoopoe and Kafka’s K, we travel by wandering, without preconceived destination.

Submit video & text to kafreadingseries@gmail.com.

Many thanks to Kendra Sullivan & Dylan Gauthier & Sunview Luncheonette, to Liz Peters for everything.

Please BYOB!!

BIOS–

Nicola Masciandaro
is a medievalist and author of “Spheresy” (2015) & others titles, his blog ishttp://thewhim.blogspot.com/

Connie Mae Oliver
is a poet & photographer & editor of the sensationsfeelingsjournal.org

Matvei Yankelevich
is a poet & translator & editor of Ugly Duckling Prese http://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/

Anais Maviel
is a multi-instrumentalist & vocalist: http://www.anaismaviel.com/

Öykü Tekten
is a translator & local dervish

Readings

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