Mycological Association of Washington DC
6 January 2015: Welcome Jay Millar!
January’s speaker will be Jay Millar, a Canadian poet, editor/publisher, and author of Mycological Studies, which examines the similarities between the world of mushrooms and writing.
Jay Millar is a poet, editor and publisher (BookThug) who has been actively involved in the Canadian experimental poetry community for the past fifteen years. He is the author of five books; the co-editor of the magazine BafterC; and the proprietor of the online/itinerant bookstore Apollinaire's Bookshoppe.
Mycological Studies, Jay Millar's second collection of poems, looks at the world of mushrooms through a kaleidoscope of perspectives and styles, ranging from innovative and constraint-based writing to visual and concrete poetry. This book [Click here for a link to his book] makes a unique contribution to the poetry of science and nature; if mushrooms have a language that is spoken to us or through us as hallucinogenic experiences, Millar has managed to tap into that language and refine it into potent poetic form.
Membership meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the basement meeting room of the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, Maryland.
The monthly meetings start at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Jay MillAr will start ca. 7:30 pm. Gratis.
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