Thursday, October 22, 2009

@Wired: A Multimedia Explosion of Poetry

Envision a small, poorly lit room complete with makeshift stage, uncomfortable plastic chairs lined in rows and scattered attendants, mostly the poets themselves, looking predictably forlorn as they listen and wait.

You know, not all poetry-related events have to follow the same humdrum formula. Unlike contemporary poetry, where words now run amok, zigzagging across computer screens, the poetry reading has yet to push the boundaries of performance art and dabble in new forms.

Well, until now.

Local poets Radames Ortiz, Lupe Mendez and Byron Jones have joined forces to bring Houston @Wired: A Multimedia Explosion of Poetry. @Wired is a revolutionary approach to exposing the literary masses to a new type of poetry reading. By incorporating social media, music, song, imagery and technology to enhance their poetic performances, @Wired seeks to reconstruct the poetry reading and to engage local creatives to actively participate in making a unique event even more special.

@Wired will be presented 8 p.m. Friday, November 13, at the Rudolph Projects Art Scan Gallery, 1836 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3510

(c) brigitte zabak (your name[here]media)

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