FLASHSept. 19, 2011. National Poetry Series Finalist. A new manuscript of poems written for paper was a finalist in the 2011 National Poetry Series selection process. "I started writing this collection in 2004 after returning to Louisiana upon completion of my Fulbright in Poland, and revising it ever since. The poems are anti-war, anti-greed, anti-addiction, anti-discrimination, and anti-totalitarian. It protests the global affairs of state we see on CNN, BBC, on the floor of Congress, read about in The Guardian and New York Times: the creeping movement backwards toward a retro society scraping against the momentum of light and change. Most importantly, the poems stand up for artists and writers like myself who form an international family of observers and reporters striving for justice with as much passion and intelligence as poets strive for the balance of words, art, and meaningfulness. I had no idea the poems would become more relevant in 2011 than they were when I began writing about this iceberg planet's political gyre."Sept. 24, 2011. 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Hedwig Gorski will be a bookend reader ending a sequence of readings starting with Louisiana's former Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque at 7 PM, Acadiana Center for the Arts, in solidarity with the worldwide events for the cause of change.UPDATEAugust 2010. See the videos* on YouTube, the Performance Poetry channel of PerfectoMedia. http://www.youtube.com/PerfectoMediaComing Soon 2 videos*: Video of performance poem "Teenager in Nova Scotia" and the State Dept. Digital video Conference of Hedwig's presentation at the Jozi Spoken Work Fest 2009 in Johannesburg, S. AfricaBecome a Fan of the Hedwig Gorski Pages on Facebook for updates and follow Hedwig Gorski on Twitter for updates about when these videos are online and viewable.become a fan of her facebook pagesAugust 30, 2009
August 20. 2009
Hedwig Gorski’s poems “Drunken Savior” and “Mood Indigo” audio of performance poetry with from re-mastered CD Send in the Clown are published online in the inaugural issue of a new online journal of avant-garde poetry and literature Toxic Poetry http://site.toxicpoetry.com/E-Book.php
Booby, Mama! (six pages of the 1978 neo-verse drama are published in karawane in print)
FACT - Did you know?: Hedwig Gorski was a founding writer on The Austin Chronicle bi-weekly started by Nick Barbaro and Luis Black. She started and named the Litera column in 1982 to provide literature news and wrote it before passing it on to Kathleen Weager, producer and girlfriend of Butch Hancock at the time.
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- Book review about Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street by Alan Clinton in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Cultures Vol. 7, No. 3, 2007. click here to read
IPOD THIS: ITunes and other audio download sites will offer individual performance poetry radio recordings by Hedwig Gorksi in July 2008!
Poem: From Box to Living Room to Box
Sample audio clips of Live Radio Performance Poems http://www.southernartistry.org/Hedwig_Gorski
Real Player audio files of complete performance poems with East of Eden Band.
FLASH The transcript of this 1982 interview will be published in a Turkish literary journal during 2008, if all goes well. Sign up to receive email news to learn when it comes out.
1982 May ... Interview of Hedwig Irene Gorski,
Creeley, Robert. 2 tc, 2 ans, 8 tls, 1 td, 1 photograph (photocopy), 1 broadside, ...... Gorski, Hedwig Irene. ----------------. [ Box 330 ] [ Folder 12 ] ...
Gorski, Hedwig - Fullbright applicant (1982). ----------------. [ Box 24 ] [ Folder 40 ] Gruenbeck, Laurie (1986). ----------------. [ Box 24 ] ...
Gorski, Hedwig August 8, 1985. ----------------. [ Box II 66:71 ] Gorski, Hedwig [April 14, 1986]. ----------------. [ Box II 66:72 ] ...
- Brief List of most recent publications (Also check the CV) http://hedwig.gorski.visual.art.googlepages.com/dr.hedwiggorskirecentpublications
Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street published by Slough Press
Latest book, a memoir of 1978 Theater piece in Austin, Texas, Booby, Mama!http://heathcliffonpowellstreet.googlepages.com
- Online Press Kit for Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-IntoxicationHeathcliffonPowellStreet
GOOGLE Books previews inside of book http://books.google.com/books?id=cmsZ1v3CDTMC&dq=isbn:1427604754
FLASH Craig Legg, the alias for legendary producer Craig Underwood, has uploaded his archives of posters and photos of the Austin Poetry and Music scene during 1980 decade. His Flickr site includes East of Eden Band and Hedwig Gorski. The photos include Voltaire's Basement, a bookstore and alternative arts & punk music milieu that Gorski named and ran. The downtown basement had a notorious apartment where many famous writers lived, including Gorski with D'Jalma Garnier, Ricardo Sanchez with his family, Pat Littledog, Chuck Taylor, and Underwood.
Craig Legg's photo set on FLICKR
Mark Christal's photo set of Hedwig Gorski and the Jack Kerouc Conference in Boulder, 1983
View more Mark Christal photos on the Hedwig Gorski site
Photo Journal of Gorski's Fulbright Fellowship in Poland 2003-04 includes backstage photos at Bob Dylan's concert in Prague 1993, w/ Vaclav Havel http://hedwiggorskifulbright.googlepages.com
“It was Oct. 2003 in Prague that I got to kiss again the gentleman wit on his cheek. Bob thanked me for the kiss as if he were playing in his mind Jesse James, a gentleman outlaw.” Hedwig Gorski to interviewer
East of Eden Band photo in Austin on South Congress by Alan Pogue in high res http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathcliff-on-powell-street/468781943/
Paintings, drawings, photos, and more available.
East of Eden Band
High Res Band Photo
Early Breakfast w/Hedwig Gorski Band. ...
The new configuration used the band name Early Breakfast with Hedwig Gorski after the play title by Jon Westerfield, who wrote a series of theatrical ...
The lead vocalist and poet for the band was Hedwig Gorski (who often used the name Hedwig GG) is described as a "charismatic" character by The Austin ...
Theater & Drama
- Screenplay sample of Calling to Yeti http://www.louisiana.edu/Academic/LiberalArts/ENGL/Creative/Gorskiwork.htm
Where to Find
Feb. 12, 2008, Tuesday 7:30 pm, Reading and Signing,
Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street.
The Art Institute of Houston Poetry Club presents Slough Press readings by Hedwig Gorski, Chuck Taylor, and Ken Jones at Borders Books in Houston, TX Kirby Lane
Polish Amreican Historical Association panel reading Jan 2008 Washington DC.
Polish American artists
Products to buy
Gorski Products to Purchase are sold on Amazon.com
purchase on amazon list of products http://www.amazon.com/tag/hedwig%20gorski/ref=tag_dp_ct_t/103-7706326-6671022
Selected but full CV http://Hedwig.Gorski.Litera.googlepages.com/home
Poland Fulbright Photo Journal http://hedwiggorskifulbright.googlepages.com
DIALOGUE WITH OTHER POETS
4/2008: Jerome Rothenberg responded to Gorski's question about who is the current poetry avant-garde.
Rothenberg: [They desginate themselves; I don't.] paraphrased response
Gorski: Poets weaken our times by remaining neutral. Those labeled avant-garde were witch-hunted during the 1990s causing Americans to fear art more than war. The conservative political machince hexed the words liberal and, along with it, avant-garde. Rothenberg, you are discreet and respectful.