I can provide the url for Coach House Press' description of Jay MillAr's Mycological Studies:
While I'm at it, here's a link to a short video (shot by Fred Wah) of Jay MillAr reading:
I would have preferred the auditorium at the Canadian Embassy as a venue, but judging from what their cultural attache may have been responsible for presenting in the last few years, I didn't venture to suggest the possibility.
On Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:08:24 +1100, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>curiouser and curiouser�.
>[but where it says :[click here�] nothing happens for me�]
>meeting in a basement room suggests the dark, dank breeding places of the mushroom farmer�
>On Jan 3, 2015, at 8:27 AM, Barry Alpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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.
>> The curatorial idea came to my mind one day & MAW decided to realize it.
>> Barry Alpert