Impasto: The Layered Surface of Prose, Poetry and Painting:
Mary Caponegro, Michael Ives, Wlodzimierz Ksiazek
April 16, 2011, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Michael Ives was born and raised in western New York. A jazz musician and sound/text performer, Ives' work with the performance trio, F'loom, was featured several times on National Public Radio, the CBC, on radio programs throughout South America and Europe, and in various international anthologies of sound poetry. Between 1996 and 2000 he toured with the group across the continental United States and Canada, sharing the stage with a wide range of artists, including Eric Begosian, Lili Tomlin, Margaret Atwood, and Paul Metcalf. He is the author of The External Combustion Engine, from Future poem Books. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous magazines and journals both in the United States and abroad. A collection of nine-line poems is forthcoming this spring from A Rest Press. He is currently at work on both a modular novel that traces the adventures of a hapless trio of jazz musicians and a book-length poem entitled, Soft Perimeter. He currently lives in the Hudson Valley, where he has taught in the Written Arts Program at Bard College since 2003.