Hedwig Gorski started a genre of poetry where poets write for performance instead of for the printed page. She works with composer/musician husband D\'Jalma Garnier and has a new CD titled Send in the Clown of live radio broadcasts with East of Eden Band. She wrote and performed the performance poems. The work is critically acclaimed, supported by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and recorded during live broadcasts on KUT-FM radio in Austin, Texas. Purchase Send in Clown on amazon.com. The album drops on Nov. 28, 2008.
Hedwig Gorski’s American Avant-Garde: red, white, & bitumine black <ul><li>Sensory romantic </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning </li></ul><ul><li>American Mayakovsky </li></ul><ul><li>Joker & wanderer </li></ul><ul><li>Absent & invisible </li></ul><ul><li>“ Magical Polonism” Janusz Zalewski </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry as image (simulacrum) </li></ul><ul><li>Art as text (correlative) </li></ul><ul><li>Text as absence (Derrida) </li></ul><ul><li>Theory as art (Duchamp) </li></ul><ul><li>Theater as every space (mysticism) </li></ul><ul><li>Complication (Dada) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction (Ginsberg) </li></ul>
sensory romantic <ul><li>Sound : rock and roll or anything on the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Sight : dramatic lighting for text </li></ul><ul><li>Touch : vivid descriptions of non-reality </li></ul><ul><li>Taste : spoken word speaking tongues </li></ul><ul><li>Smell : spirit and thought </li></ul>
award-winning POET PRODUCER ARTIST SCHOLAR-CRITIC <ul><li>Fulbright Scholar, Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Artist Fellowship Audio Media LDA </li></ul><ul><li>National Audio Theatre Festivals RADIO DRAMA for THIRTEEN DONUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Robert and Bernice Webb Award for Excellence in Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Producer Fellowship. Corporation for Public Broadcasting WWOZ </li></ul><ul><li>City of Austin Commemoration of International Women’s Day Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Best Use of Language Judges Award performance poem “ Mexico Solo ” Austin Music Umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>Performance poem “ Glitter Streets ” Austin Music Umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>East of Eden Band Best Tape, Austin Chronicle Reader Poll </li></ul>
<ul><li>New book published by Slough Press 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>is a Memoir and art archive about an experimental dada theater from 1978 </li></ul>Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street
“ The avant-garde archive as ruin, the bad mother as nurturing muse, these are possibilities and haunting spaces we could turn and return to in considering the significance of Gorski's Austin which, like Derrida's Austin, is unrecognizable in productive ways.” Reconstruction 7.3 (2007) about the book Intoxication: Heathcliff on Powell Street Slough Press book critic Alan Clinton writes
East of Eden Band <ul><li>A new CD of collected performance poems </li></ul><ul><li>with some new audio surprises </li></ul>
Jazz/blues writer Michael Point calls East of Eden Band on the KUT-FM radio “ Hip words and hot licks” Austin-American Statesman
KUT-FM Live Set radio tapes Stayed in rotation on international radio programs with Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, & other influences. “She comes as close to singing as anyone can without really singing.” playwright Jon Westerfield
jazz critic Greg Stephens writes that Gorski’s poems “ chart the frontier between sleep and waking, the differences between our nighttime and daytime selves.” Austin-American Statesman about performance poems with composer D’Jalma Garnier
The Austin Chronicle writes “ she is an avant-garde artist who successfully blends her love or performance and sound with the dreamy images of spiritual and philosophical musings spiraling from her curiouser and curiouser mind’s eye”
Snatches of the Visible Unreal <ul><li>Poetry, images, and audio </li></ul>Polish Gypsy with Ghost East of Eden Band Songbook B O O K S T O R E
“ These poems are glorious mysteries. Mesmerizing. You read them and the music fills your chest. They hit you in the heart, in the solar plexus. Your mouth begins to form the words and your body sways to the music and I can’t even read music. And these words are so simple. Nothing artsy about them except the way they’re broken up into word nests. This should be prose you think, but it isn’t and where the feel is there is the poetry. Almost every one of these poems does that to you.” about the book Snatches of the Visible Unreal Backyard Press critic Ric Williams writes
Vinyl single includes live performances on KUT-FM radio <ul><li>Includes the original </li></ul><ul><li>performance poems </li></ul><ul><li>“ Intellectual Love” </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>“ There’s Always Something That Can Make You Happy” </li></ul>
New Texas Magazine writes "Gorski, who is widely acknowledged as one of our most innovative and compelling poets, is first-generation Polish American. Echoes of Eastern Europe reverberate through her complex verbal interplay, lingering especially in her phrasing.”
as an award-winning Dramatist radio drama about Polish immigrants in New Orleans during Solidarity
“ Gorski, a poet of musical sensibilities, writes with effective sound play . . . creates images that soothe, tease, and cut to the bone.” John Herndon Austin-American Statesman writes
As a Producer <ul><li>created the popular Audio Anthology Project recordings for international radio </li></ul>
“ Litera” writes “ If you like your pomes jazzy, subreal, and posturban aquamarine, if you wanted to know what happened to conceptualist dreamism.” R. W.
Austin Chronicle celebrates “Hedwig started out painting and wound up writing ( this painting sounds like a poem ).” K. H.