Hold On To Your Hat

$16.00

Interviews with Bern Porter

edited by mIEKAL aND

2013. 8x10, 221 pages
ISBN-10: 1-936687-07-0 | ISBN-13: 978-11936687-07-7

This is the long-awaited collection of interviews & photos spanning 25 years in the life of Bern Porter wherein he reveals the secrets of forming the Institute for Advanced Thinking, growing up in Maine, observing the nature of plasma and the universe and how to design the perfect shoe and bake the perfect onion, as well as sharing anecdotes about famous personages from history that he may or may not have ever met and explaining why found poetry is the literature of the future.

I am the inventor of Found Art. This was a tremendous development for me. I was born without anything and therefore had no money for an artist's tools such as easels, paints, brushes, etc. So, at the age of four, I invented Found Art. I would go to the Post Office wastebasket and go through it, pulling out things that in some way would interest me. I'd find printed words, word gems, and combinations of words that were poems in themselves. With a found poem, I would go through the wastebasket, take scissors and glue and put it together. Cut and reassemble it. I am the inventor of the whole philosophy of Found Art.

—Bern Porter

Table of Contents

Hold On To Your HatmIEKAL aND
Interview with Bern Porter

Steve Random
Photographs

mIEKAL aND, Elizabeth Was and Ben Meyers
Questions for Bern Re: The Institute of Advanced Thinking

Joel Lipman
Photographs

Dick Higgins
Interview with Bern Porter

Amy Hufnagel
Photographs

Mark Melnicove
Interview with Bern Porter

Read Brugger
Photographs

Phobrek Hei and Sasha K.
Interview with Bern Porter

Seth Tisue and Brad Russell
Interview by Mail with Bern Porter

Judith Hoffberg
Interview with Bern Porter

Bern Porter
Physics for Tomorrow

Bern Porter
Introduction to Xerolage 16

Bern Porter
Significant Content

Bern Porter
The Preposition Song

Amy Hufnagel
See(MAN)TIC / Bern Porter

Andrew Russ
Books by and about Bern Porter

Andrew Russ
Review of Bern Porter's I've Left

Hat-isms

Bibliography

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