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May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Join us as we celebrate the launch of a new work by acclaimed poet Adrian Matejka! A collaboration of visual art and poetry inspired by two classic Funkadelic albums, Standing On the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books) offers a chorus of poems and visual art that is psychedelic and bright, full of quarter notes disguised as words. The poems bend Funkadelic’s glitter and funk into a deep exploration of the poet’s own radiances and shadows. The collection also bends traditional book design: Standing On the Verge & Maggot Brain is more accurately described as a double-chapbook, featuring two front covers and no back cover—synesthesia for the ear and alchemy for the eyes and heart.
At this special launch event, Matejka will be joined by his visual art compatriots on the work, Kevin Neireiter and Nicholas Galanin. For the Standing On the Verge section, Neireiter translates Matejka’s music into stained glass graffiti. For Maggot Brain, Galanin (also front man of the Sub Pop band Ya Tseen) provides intense monochromatics reflecting sorrow and transcendence. Trust us, you do not want to miss this jam!
MORE INFO HERE: https://www.raintaxi.com/adrian-matejka-2/
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