Welcome to three hours of Aquarius 2013. Guided by the sun sign Aquarius we are now in, we will explore Aquarian archetypes through poetry of Aquarians Brecht, Stein, BrechtandStein, and other alien genius jokers (Yoko Ono and Jack Spicer) arising from our conversation and writing. Bring writing implements made out of star marble, or starmarble itself for carving into stylus. What’s your stylus. What is surprise. What is outer space. Isn’t it here too. Today you will decide and see where that decision takes you. The countdown begins to Nowtime. It’s already now, man, are you alright? Quite. I’m teaching a course where we read poets when the sun is in their sun sign and learn how to become that sign, cleaning the lense of the sign time and writing directly what we see through it, as we are all the time being, being time.
Filip Marinovich is a poet living in New York City. He has taught poetry workshops at Columbia University (2008), The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (2011), and for the Woodbery Poetry Room at Harvard University (2011). In the fall of 2011 Filip served as a librarian of The People’s Library at Zuccotti Park and co-editor, with Stephen Boyer, of the “Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology.” He is the author of AND IF YOU DON’T GO CRAZY I’LL MEET YOU HERE TOMORROW (UDP, 2011) and ZERO READERSHIP (UDP, 2008). He is an amateur astrologer developing the ongoing workshop “Reading Poets By Sun Sign” at the intersection of Word, Star, and Time. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University School of the Arts.