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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Ian Hatcher

Ian Hatcher is a text/sound artist, musician, and programmer based in Brooklyn. He has performed code-inflected readings of his poetry widely, including at the Kitchen (NYC), the Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), and the Chicago Cultural Center. He is the primary composer for the Moving Architects dance company, and, with Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin, co-author of Abra, an artist's book/app published by the Center for Book and Paper Arts. More info/projects: ianhatcher.net

Selected Poems

Not Not (excerpt)

for an authentic false experience, one must
differentiate between :

true true
& true true true
& true false true
& true false false true
& true false true false true
& true false false true true
& true true false true false true true false true
& true true false true true false true false true
& true true false true true false false true false false false false true false false true false true
& true

it's a post-false true false world, world

within this false electric fence :
false points false argument false friend false witness false affectation false falsification false
empathy false negative negative not not a positive death spiral not death true false focus in
false equilibrium come here in my eye

it did happen
  it did not happen
   it did not not happen
    it did not not not not not not not happen

" true i am this not false not this true i am not not this false i true am false not false this this
false true this i am not true this false am not this i am this false i am not . . . "

[ for ] | | | | | | :

here is something false i made
something you could make true

 

I ++

[ for ] i i i i i i i

if i i i if i i i i it if it i if
it i i i i if i if it it if i

i i is if fit if it if i
in i if if i i fit i if it in i fit i

[ for ] i i i i i i i i i i
[ for ] i :

if i if in i it i is i i sit i fit i in i fin i
sift if this i i stint i fits i i shift in if i i is

shifting

 

Circuits)

what this is not thinking
what this is not
what this is
what this
what

this is not thinking what
this is not thinking
this is not
this is
this

is not thinking what this
is not thinking what
is not thinking
is not
is

not thinking what this is
not thinking what this
not thinking what
not thinking
not

thinking what this is not
thinking what this is
thinking what this
thinking what
thinking