Event

Talk: Craft and Cantos

14 March 2018


Wednesday 14 March, 7.00 - 8.00pm

Poet and academic Richard Parker leads a talk on the economy of arts referenced within Ezra Pound's The Cantos, an important influence on Giorgio Griffa's work. With a focus on craft, Parker looks at how Pound's early experimental texts informed the famous poem and its typographic distinctiveness.

Parker will introduce the context, history and methods Pound employed in fashioning his epic modernist poem, with a particular emphasis on Pound’s concerns about typography and the physical manifestation of his poem through its different iterations. The talk will also consider the influence of artists such as Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Wyndham Lewis on Pound’s work and look at the ideogrammic method, a technique developed by Pound which allowed poetry to deal with abstract content through concrete images.

Richard Parker teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Surrey. He is the founder and co-organiser of the London Cantos Reading Group and has written on the poetry of Ezra Pound and other modernists. He is also the printer and editor of the award-winning Crater Press pamphlet series, publishing innovative British poetry in letterpress and other formats.

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Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Centre.

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.

Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the ticketing staff on the day of the event.

Refund Policy
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Centre.

The space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any additional access requirements.


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