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DC/BALTIMORE, FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2007
An Evening of Flarf
i.e. reading series presents
The Flarf Collective
Sat. Feb. 17th- 7 pm til? @!
Dionysus Restaurant & Lounge
8 E. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD
An Afternoon of Flarf
IN Y O U R E A R R E A D I N G S E R I E S
@ District of Columbia Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW, Washington DC
Sun. Feb. 18th, 3 - 6 pm
Performers will include:
Katie Degentesh, author of The Anger Scale
Drew Gardner, author of Petroleum Hat & Sugar Pill
Benjamin Friedlander, author of A Knot is Not a Tangle & Simulcast
Nada Gordon, auhor of V. Imp & Foriegnn Bodie
Rodney Koeneke, author of Musee Mechanique & Rouge State
Michael Magee, author of Mainstream & My Angie Dickinson
Sharon Mesmer, author of In Ordinary Time & The Empty Quarter
Mel Nichols, author of Day Poems
Rod Smith, author of Music or Honesty & The Good House
Gary Sullivan, author of How to Proceed in the Arts & Elsewhere
+ Film by Brandon Downing, author of Dark Brandon
+ FlarfOrchestra conducted by Drew Gardner
featuring Flarf Collective members &
The Brain Wave Chick
Jason Hamrick, trumpet
Buck Downs & Ryan Walker, guitars
Jamie Gaughran-Perez, guitar etc.
Adam Good, bass
Gary Sullivan, ocarina
The District of Columbia Arts Center is located between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro stations. For directions, see the DCAC web site.
A large sample of what has come be known as flarf can be found at.
Thursday, 2/8 6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe: The MACHINE series presents a Flarf Poetry Festival, co-sponsored by Combo Arts. Note that this program was recorded for the PENNsound archive, and is now available as a downloadable mp3 file.
Inappropriate, odd, disturbing and hilarious, Flarf Poetry is an avant garde poetry movement of the late 20th and the early 21st centuries. The program will feature several prominent Flarf practitioners, including Nada Gordon, Mike Magee, Mel Nichols, Rod Smith, Sharon Mesmer, Gary Sullivan, and a film by Brandon Downing.