Join Kirill Medvedev—n+1 contributor and left-wing poet from Moscow—for a rare appearance at n+1’s office space in Dumbo. Entry is free; beer, wine, and popcorn will be for sale, as well as copies of It’s No Good, Medvedev’s collection of poems, essays, and actions.
Monday, May 6
68 Jay Street #405
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Praise for It’s No Good
“A shrewd and irritable observer of the petty (and not-so-petty) corruptions of the Russian literary world…Part of the nightmare world that It’s No Good evokes is one that both Orwell and the members of Pussy Riot would understand. It’s a nightmare of euphemism and cant. ‘This is what happens,’ Mr. Medvedev writes, ‘when the authorities don’t want to speak clearly and don’t want to be spoken of clearly, either.'” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“In his most eloquent essay, ‘My Fascism,’ Medvedev defines poetry as ‘the maximal expression, via the medium of language, of this or that authentic way of seeing.’ And it is this—the quest for an authentic way of seeing—that leads to Medvedev’s wholesale rejection, a ‘no’ upon which a ‘yes’ might be built. He calls it a ‘rebellion of humanism.’ For Americans, and especially for American writers and artists, Medvedev’s texts must have the force of a clarion call.” —Michael Robbins, Chicago Tribune