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Host: ICA and Notting Hill Editions
Location: ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Speaker: Mark Ford
Joe Brainard’s I Remember is a cult classic, envied and admired by writers from Frank O’Hara to John Ashbery and Edmund White. As autobiography, Brainard’s method was brilliantly simple: to set down specific memories as they rose to the surface of his consciousness, each prefaced by the refrain ‘I remember’. Forty-two years after its original US publication in 1970, this is the first UK edition.
The screening will be introduced by poet Mark Ford, Professor of English at University College London. His anthology London: A History in Verse was published in 2012. A discussion will follow featuring Mark Ford and guests.