Éditions Lutanie and Printed Matter will launch the republication of RENE RICARD 1979-1980, the poet’s first book, with readings by Eileen Myles, Rijard Bergeron, Raymond Foye, Shiv Kotecha, and Matt Longabucco.
“Today, it is in part for the way Ricard’s poems have indelibly left their mark on the history, people, and literary and art worlds of New York and beyond that Rene’s work should be re-read. They continue to compellingly approach today’s reader in their immediacy, their determination to say all without compromise or reserve, in the risks they take in exposing the vulnerable, precarious, but also licentious self.” — Rachel Valinsky, from the introduction to the book, a bi-lingual English-French edition that reproduces the original Tiffany catalogue cover design.
RENE RICARD 1979-1980 LAUNCH, Friday, June 8, at 6 pm.
PRINTED MATTER, 231 Eleventh Avenue (at 26th Street), New York City.
RENE RICARD 1979-1980
(Paris: Éditions Lutanie, 2018).
Rene Ricard (right) and Gerard Malanga in the 1960s.