Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Learn about "The Tulsa School": Nov. 5-7

Join us Nov 5-7 for a conference on “The Tulsa School,” a group of four poets and artists from Tulsa who traveled to New York City in the early 1960s and became part of the internationally acclaimed “New York School.” The conference will bring the two surviving members of the group, Ron Padgett and Dick Gallup, back to Tulsa for a weekend of scholarly panels, roundtable discussions, and poetry readings. Also featured as key participants will be the family of Ted Berrigan the eldest and erstwhile leader of the “Tulsa School.” (That's Berrigan on the far right in the photo at left, taken in 1969 with Allen Ginsberg.) His sons Edmund and Anselm and wife Alice Notley are renowned poets and are editors of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan. The conference will gather over 30 participants from all over the world to discuss Tulsa’s role in this influential movement and period.

Start Time:
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 6:25pm

End Time:
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:30pm

University of Tulsa campus & Downtown Doubletree Hotel
616 W. 7th St.
Tulsa, OK


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Klingon Love!

Avant garde Oklahoma poet Hugh Tribbey will be reading on the TU campus, bringing his blend of surrealism, word play, and Klingon love to Tulsa. The reading will be held in Zink Hall in the seminar room. Call if you need directions. 809-1268. Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Zink Hall, Room 354
University of Tulsa Campus
3101 E. 7th St.
Tulsa, OK

*If you missed the reading, you may well gnash your teeth with regret when you read the following list of poems that Dr. Tribbey read:
“Or Ful Rust #1,” “Or Ful Rust #2,” “Logolatry,” “Hears Numbers and Names,” “A Maddening Share,” “Psalm 53 Meets Burning Chrome,” “J3SOPOZ,” “Easy is the Dawn,” “Gandhi the Swedish Chef,” “Strategic Fisticuffs,” “Opinion of the Interior Paramour,” “Opium of the Interim Paralysis,” “ ‘OY’ GHOPDAP QOS” [Post Neo-Absurdist Klingon], “Googolism for Through,” “Only One Danger (A Mini-Rant),” “Green People: The Great Monsanto Conspiracy,” “Roguery Hogsheads,” and “B-Movie Benzedrine.”

Friday, October 2, 2009


Excerpt from The History Boys: The Film (Screenplay by Alan Bennett and Nicolas Hytner, adapted from the original stage play by Alan Bennet; New York: Faber and Faber, 2006).

Mrs Lintott (played by Francis de la Tour--that's de la Tour above on the right)

" . . . One of the hardest things for [students] to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them."