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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Luxorius, Opera Omnia or, Duet for Sitar and Trombone

 

Premature Chariot
 
You always shoot out first and never last, Vico,
because you need to get hold of that part
you’ve softened with your pitiful, constant stroking.
The only time you’re able to, somehow, hold
your horses, is when you let the sly guy,
who’s paid you off, come from behind.

 

The author of poems and epigrams, 6th-century Roman poet Luxorius – the “North African Martial” – is known to have lived in Carthage during the last years of the Vandal occupation. Linguistically and culturally, his work straddles the Classical and Medieval periods.

Art Beck’s publications include Luxorius’ Simply to See (Poltroon Press, 1990), Rilke (Elysian Fields, 1983), and the chapbook Summer With All its Clothes Off (Gravida, 2005). His work has also appeared in the journals Alaska Quarterly Review, Artful Dodge, Invisible City and Translation Review. He lives in San Francisco.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9845289-6-7
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2012
  • 216 pages

Buy Opera Omnia or, Duet for Sitar and Trombone