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CMOK was defined by its publisher Punctum press as a representative of krush fiction, ociscular- kiss fiction etc but in my view, as a correspondence and not pure genre in fiction — i think that Cmok is a genre-bender . It is not even a full representative of classical or “neo classical”(email)correspondence.. In terms that it denies the exclusive purpose of a so called “correspondence”; classical correspondence is there to “inform and communicate the facts between 2 people” , be it private, professinal or legal, commercial etc– which our Cmok denies, sort of. It was “purposeless” in the pretentious nuance of that term denoting a specific aim or purpose, as it never had a specific writing theme or and time-limitation of the theme often indicated by purpose. But it sort of examined important philosophical or theoretical points which we came across or were thrust upon us- voila! The scope , so called contents of that book is specific – as it really rarely covered profane events- and if it did it did in poetry, poetic manner, in terms that it did not want to examine things such as “what did u have for lunch- hmm, donut yesterday” or “what’s the weather like in Paris today?” If you will, the continuum of the said correspondence is more intimate- wd never use the word ‘trivial’, but The fact is that I wdn’t like to see the continuum in print.. like musing over my listening of the New Order album ‘substance’ etc etc– not for print. Also . The first “folio” had certain innocence and intact beauty- i think that’s why it was appreciated, liked by the first Readers of it- themselves experts in autobiographical, first person intimate fiction who read it with the approval and surprise–Chris Kraus , Bart Plantenga. Kraus and Acker though could be the real founders of the so called krush fiction and correspondence as they started it a while ago also with or without certain pretentions But perhaps what makes Cmok so unique is that , unlike the work of Acker or Kraus- it borders on the realm of the virtual science fiction – and again here- i should underline that it’s not a novel,real fiction, like in Kraus ( i love Dick) but Correspondence (impure, mixed fiction genre). And unlike in Acker/Wark correspondence in Cmok 2 Writers had never met which gives also their work a philosophical dimension and avoids the quotidien banality of the description of otherwise banal situations. And as devoid of this dwelling in the real, daily living situation it finds its references in the common , lived-out experience of the theory, aesthetics and the ethos of the political sociology, the points these 2 writers shared and had in common.
Venez feter la poésie et le début de l’éte avec nous! Lectures par VEGA (Vannina Maestri, Véronique Pittolo et Virgine Poitrasson), de Lily Hoang pour VERSAL Magazine (revue littéraire basée à Amsterdam), de Lily Robert-Foley et son receuil bilingue “M”, de Barbara Beck et de Jennifer K Dick pour une performance des textes extrait d’Upstairs at Duroc et de Versal Magazine (par les auteurs in absentia), de Nina Zivancevic et de Rufo Quintavalle pour leurs nouveaux publications, de David Barnes au nom de Spoken Word Paris, et bien d’autres!!!
This late Sunday afternoon event will include readings and performances in French and English.
29 mai 2016 à partir de 17h30
Mundolingua (musée de la langue à Paris), 10 rue Servandoni – 75006 Paris.
Correspondence between Nina Živančević and Marc James Léger, to come out soon by Punctum Press, New York
With this forthcoming title, punctum is pleased to announce a new genre of so-called “academic” writing: OSCULAR STUDIES (from the Lat. oscula = kiss):
CMOK to YOu To presents the 2015 email correspondence of the Serbian-born poet, art critic and playwright Nina Zivancevic and Canadian cultural theorist Marc James Léger. In December of 2014 Léger invited Živančević to contribute a text to the second volume of the book he was editing, “The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today.” Taken with each other’s idiosyncrasies, their correspondence gradually shifted from amiable professional exchanges and the eventual failure to organize a scholarly event to that of collaborating on some kind of writing project. Several titles were attempted for the eventual book – “Marshmallow Muse: The Exact and Irreverent Letters of MJL and NZ,” “The Orange Jelly Bean, or, I Already Am Eating from the Trash Can All the Time: The Name of This Trash Can Is Ideology,” “The Secreted Correspondence of Mme Chatelet and Voltaire,” and “I’m Taken: The E-Pistolary Poetry of Kit le Minx and Cad” – but none of these proved to be more telling than CMOK, the Serbian word for kiss, which sums up the authors’ quest for “harmony” in an altogether imperfect world and literary medium.
This will be a rare opportunity to meet two great writers and poets; Serbian poet and academic Nina Zivancevic (also Allen Ginsberg’s personal assistant for many years) + Neil Oram, best known as the author of ‘The Warp‘ (an extraordinary 22 hour play celebrating ‘alternative living’ performed at the ICA, Roundhouse, Edinburgh Festival and other venues in the 1980’s, 90’s and early 2000’s).
Nina will be accompanied by composer and ‘multi instrumentalist’ Zoran Petkovic on electric keyboard. There will also be a guest performance by American-exile poet Win Harms, author of ‘In Harms Way’. Her latest book of poems ‘Boys n Booze’ is currently ‘in production’.
The event will be hosted by poet and author Niall McDevitt.
I will be giving two poetry readings in Belgrade following the publication of my Selected Poetry in Serbian by my Serbian publishers Povelja (editor Dejan Aleksic). The readings will be accompanied by my own musical performance (I will be bringing my violin). Repertoire: John Cage, David Tudor, Haendel, Glück.
October 24: The Writers’ Union, Francuska 7 in Belgrade at Noon. My work will be presented and discussed by a panel: Alexander Petrov, Jelena Novakovic, Aleksandar Jerkov, Vladimir Kopicl.
October 29: The Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade, 7pm.
This is the archive of a recent broadcast on Resonance FM (UK). It features ‘sound-scaping’ by the ‘Band of Holy Joy‘ with Nina Zivancevic reading live from her novel ‘Living On Air’ published recently as an ebook by Barncott Press (a print edition will be available later this summer). The sound track is mixed and recorded live, with live improvised piano by Zoran Petkovic.