An Evening of Spoken Word with Thurston Moore and Friends

Parkside Lounge

317 east houston st
new york, NY 10002

great weather for MEDIA presents...An evening of spoken word with Thurston Moore and special guests John Coletti, Erica Kaufman, and George Wallace. Thurston Moore Stereo Sanctity


Thurston Moore is a singer-songwriter, composer, poet, author and publisher. In 1976, at eighteen years of age, he moved to New York City and devoted himself to music and literature. In 
1980, he founded and named the celebrated experimental rock band Sonic Youth, releasing their first album in 1981. Since 2011, Thurston has been on faculty at the summer writing program at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado - a school founded by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg in 1974 in accordance with the Buddhist scholar Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This year, Thurston will commence as a Professor of Music at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

Stereo Sanctity, a personal selection of Thurston Moore's poems and lyrics, both with Sonic Youth and as a solo artist, written between 1981 and 2014 was published in 2015 in a limited edition from Rough Trade, UK.


John Coletti is the author of Deep Code (City Lights, 2014), Mum Halo (Rust Buckle Books, 2010), Same Enemy Rainbow (fewer & further 2008), and Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs 2005). With Anselm Berrigan, he is the author of the limited edition Skasers (Flowers & Cream, 2012). John is the recipient of a 2014 NYFA Artists' Fellowship, and recent work has been included in Best American Experimental Writing (Omnidawn 2014).

Erica Kaufman is the author of INSTANT CLASSIC (Roof Books, 2013) and Censory Impulse (Factory School, 2009). She is also the co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of Kari Edwards (Venn Diagram, 2009), and of Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968-1974 (Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, 2014). Prose and critical work can be found in Rain Taxi, The Poetry Project NewsletterJacket2Open Space/SFMOMA Blog, and in The Color of Vowels: New York School Collaborations (ed. Mark Silverberg, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). She lives in The Woods.

George Wallace is associate editor at great weather for MEDIA, writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, and the first poet laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. Author of twenty-nine chapbooks of poetry, he tours internationally to perform his poetry and conduct writing workshops.

Saturday, 02 January, 2016


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$8 advance, $10 on door

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