Friday, October 29, 2010

Intermedia Spoken Word with Nicholas Karavatos & Jeff Kelley on Sun., Nov. 14th at JFK University, Berkeley

Sunday, November 14 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John F Kennedy University - Berkeley
2956 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA

Briefly returning to the United States from the United Arab Emirates, poet Nicholas Karavatos will be performing in spontaneous collaboration with electronic guitarist Jeff Kelley processing his pitched signals layering sound upon sounds in conversation with poet Nicholas Karavatos reciting his poems.

NICHOLAS KARAVATOS is included in the anthology Punk Rock Saved My Ass (Ukiah: Medusa’s Muse, 2010) and the latest issue of West Wind Review (Ashland: University of Southe...rn Oregon, 2010). In December 2009, Amendment Nine (Arcata) published his first book *No Asylum*

David Meltzer writes: "Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. This book is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity."

Lynn Alexander writes: “Karavatos … establish[es] the parameters of the lens, changing scale. Scale is an important element because it is often easier to understand power and the dynamics of coerced consciousness in terms of individuals as compared to the individual in societal context … both fraught with their complexities but with scale we can focus more on interplay, absent the distractions of perceived scope … The pond is small, these ponds can be any community. Again, the lens: A pool, a nation, a world – all with their respective strife, to scale … Scale. Scale is how we understand ourselves in ideology, less as faceless people behind ideas but as people with ideas, people connecting with other people.”

NICHOLAS KARAVATOS lives near Dubai, teaching literature and writing at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He has been an Assistant Professor there since 2006. From 2001 he had taught general studies at a small private college in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.