“The Paradox of Practice and Purity” published in the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 issue of emerge, the journal of arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Thank you to associate editor Courtney Citron for inviting this conversation on the theme of practice. Click here. Blow! – now!—your way is your only […]
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For the uninitiated, the main entry hall of Oak Park River Forest High School (Oak Park, a suburb just adjacent to Chicago’s West Side) has a special andproud feature identified by students as the “wall of fame.” It consists of neat rows of framed pictures of notable graduates of the school. Some more recognizable than […]
Considering our cozy 4 1/2 square miles, there are a lot of churches in Oak Park, the Chicago suburb where I’ve spent the last 17 years. No judgment intended, but there is quite a potpourri of paths to salvation right outside most of our doors. Though I was raised Catholic, I enjoy Unity Temple these […]
The poem “Nighthawks” written and spoken by Albert DeGenova was conceptualized and produced by Albert’s son Max DeGenova.
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/9aI7yO1dwW8″ width=”840″ height=”692″ wmode=”transparent” /] Al DeGenova reads his poem “When Asked” with Cole DeGenova on keyboards at the Omniphonic Challenge (battle of the poetry bands) in Chicago, October 1, 2010. Al DeGenova and Charlie Rossiter are the performance poetry duo AvantRetro. They took first place in the Omniphonic Challenge 2010.
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wZgyHqMsNn8″ width=”840″ height=”692″ wmode=”transparent” /] Al DeGenova reads his poem Enough Space and plays sax with Cole DeGenova on keyboards at the Omniphonic Challenge (battle of the poetry bands) in Chicago, October 1, 2010. Al DeGenova and Charlie Rossiter are the performance poetry duo AvantRetro. They took first place in the Omniphonic Challenge 2010.
This study, “Bop Prosody, Jazz, and the Practice of Spontaneous Poetics,” explores the disparate concepts of jazz poetry while explaining the distinctions between the terms stated in the title. Through close readings of Hayden Carruth’s collection of jazz essays in Sitting In and through the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and others, to write […]