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Reading at AWP

Posted in Happenings, Poetry on February 24, 2014 by C.C. Beissert

On February 27, in Seattle, Washington, I will be giving a reading with a host of fine poets at the Tap House on Sixth Avenue. This is an off-site event at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2014 Conference. Cheers.

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Reading at La Tasca

Posted in Happenings, Poetry with tags , , on August 17, 2013 by C.C. Beissert

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Update: gigs at The Royal Oak and La Tasca were splendid success. Nice audiences and fabulous to hear the fellow poets. My next feature spot: 12:50 PM at The Banshee Labyrinth

Poetry in Edinburgh

Posted in Happenings, Poetry with tags , , on August 12, 2013 by C.C. Beissert

Greetings, followers! I’m off to Spain, but first to Edinburgh for the Free Fringe, starting off what promises to be a knock-out trip with a reading at Conversational Tones at The Royal Oak (1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh). I’ll be joining poets James McKay and our gracious host Matt Macdonald for the show. Beats to Byron blade of grass Taoist linen-washer daydreams mixed with trace-amount social comment and sweet adrenaline. More, I’ll be posting updates here during the next few weeks.

 

 

 

POETRY CABARET

Posted in Art, Happenings, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by C.C. Beissert

Live poetry, cabaret music, and burlesque performance happening in Asheville, NC, on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 8 p.m. Doors at 7. Ticket $8. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume.

Asheville Wordfest 2012

Posted in Happenings, Poetry with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by C.C. Beissert

Asheville Wordfest is upon us. I’ll be reading at An Evening of Translation on Friday, May 4, at 9 p.m. at the Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, downtown. The event showcases English-language adaptations of works by Hafiz, Rainer Maria Rilke, Federico García Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Yvan Goll, Hughes-Alain Dal, and Stella Vinitichi Radulescu, read by poet-translators Thomas Rain Crowe, Nan Watkins, Luke Hankins, Erik Bendix, and Caleb Beissert, along with musical accompaniment.

An Evening of Translation is a reading and concert to promote the dissemination of poetry across cultures and language barriers, the scholarship and enjoyment of poets less familiar to English readers, and the importance of translation—its pitfalls, its gains, and its complexity, especially in regards to poetry. Adaptation is not simply the process of translating word for word, and it is, as Gregory Rabassa argues, “impossible.” So then, why do we translate? The translators will attempt to answer this question and more through a presentation of their work.

For more information about Wordfest, including a full schedule of events, please visit the website: www.ashevillewordfest.com

Words Are Better than War

Posted in Happenings with tags , , , on July 11, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Join us on August 4th, 2011, at Vanuatu Kava Bar in Asheville, North Carolina, for an epic evening of poetry, music, and films to promote peace and tolerance. I’ll be reading poetry accompanied by live music and followed by a reading by Pasckie Pascua and screenings of two short films. This event kicks off a new series taking place at the Kava Bar every other Saturday beginning in August. Read more….

An Evening of Poetry in Translation

Posted in Happenings with tags , , , , on April 15, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Translation Reading at The Altamont

Friday, May 6th, 2011, at The Altamont theatre in Asheville, NC

Click here to visit The Altamont’s website for further information.

An Evening of Poetry in Translation fuses music with the spoken word, promoting the dissemination of world poetry and multicultural voices. This reading features the poetry of Hafiz, Pablo Neruda, Federico García Lorca, Katalin Ladik, Yvan Goll, Claire Goll, Keszthely Reszo, Guillevic, Marc Ichall, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, and Hugh-Alain Dal read in English-language adaptations by Thomas Rain Crowe, Nan Watkins, Emoke B’Racz, Luke Hankins, and Caleb Beissert.

The Altamont is a brand new, multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, green-certified black box theater located in the heart of downtown Asheville. The venue also features a wine/beer bar and an art gallery.

This event is being held in conjunction with Asheville Wordfest.