"Poetry" on a clock from Fear of Poetry

Fear of Poetry Screening with Jack Skelley and Sabrina Tarasoff

Date: 
Wed., Jun. 2, 2021
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Zoom event (PDT)
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 06/02/2021 07:00 PM 06/02/2021 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Fear of Poetry Screening with Jack Skelley and Sabrina Tarasoff Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/fear-poetry The Huntington - Zoom event (PDT)
 

Join writer Jack Skelley and "Made in L.A. 2020" artist Sabrina Tarasoff for a virtual screening and conversation on Gail Kaszynski's 1983 documentary Fear of Poetry. Kaszynski's film is an improvisatory 40-minute foray into a fervent, formative period in the lives of poets such as Dennis Cooper, Benjamin Weissman, Amy Gerstler, and Bob Flanagan, who took part in Cooper's famed Wednesday Night Poetry readings. Drawing on archival footage from those gatherings, including interviews and readings, Fear of Poetry presents a snapshot of Venice in the 1980s: a chorus of punks, poets, artists, and performers co-existing in a place where, according to Flanagan, "love is still possible."

The program is presented by the Hammer Museum.