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>Two Dada poems in Maintenant 3 (Three Rooms Press)


Got final word today from Kathi Georges of Three Rooms Press (, NY. I had submitted three poems for their new edition of Dada poetry magazine called “Maintenant 3”. Out of those, “Newsroom Novena” and “When Kali Speaks for Us” have been taken for publication. Maintenant 3 will be released on March 20 in NYC at Cornelia Cafe. Friend and poet Joy Leftow will be reading/performing her work there. Don’t miss it if you are there!

Kathi is one energetic poet, performer and organizer and Three Rooms Press is well known as a “publisher of poetry and plays. Producer of unique happenings in New York, L.A., S.F., Las Vegas, Paris, Lublin, Kythera, Marseille, and Cape May.”

What made me write poetry that’s categorized as “Dada”? Or are my poems really Dada? I’ve been reading about Dada movement ever since my school days (and that’s a long time ago, believe me). Whether the term caters to abstractism or antiart, Dadaism has a wide scope. It lives on in its overtures to a postmodernist trend in art and writing. What I’ve been writing can be called Dada for a large part, in its approach to our postmodern world and in its critique aimed at art that is ordered, structured and is a subversion. Didn’t well known Dadaist Hugo Ball say: “For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in”?

And in this time of worldwide economic distress, ever widening inequality, specter of wars (unbelievable!), Dadaism can be heard loud and clear.

Oh, one little anecdote. How did that word “Dada” come about, I’ve heard being asked. I’d urge you to see Wikipedia (2.1 Origin of the word Dada).

Meanwhile, I must say I love Tristan Tzara, the very name that embodies Dada today.

And, thanks a ton to Kathi for bringing out this journal and keeping the Dada tradition alive. Check out her site for happenings in March.

13 comments on “>Two Dada poems in Maintenant 3 (Three Rooms Press)

  1. Roxanne Hoffman
    March 4, 2009

    >Congrats on your new pubs! Friends Brant Lyon and John J. Trause also will have work in MAINTENANT 3. Planning to attend the launch on the 20th. Roxy

  2. Anonymous
    March 4, 2009


  3. fleuve-souterrain
    March 4, 2009

    >Thanks Nikesh! Hope you are well…Roxanne, so happy you visited my blog! I must say a huge thanks to you because I picked up the announcement from your site. I simply love Flor del Concreto 🙂

  4. priti aisola
    March 5, 2009

    >Congratulations! Lovely! Can one read your poems online now? Later, after March 20th? Sorry, couldn’t spot them.priti

  5. Violetwrites
    March 5, 2009

    >very cool blog piece Nabina. I’ll be there too. Kathi asked me for 2 and said she loved both but only had room for one. I think I got there late.

  6. Violetwrites
    March 5, 2009

    >I’m going to blog my success and put up a link to this because why try to say what’s already been said so well.

  7. Violetwrites
    March 5, 2009

    >you’re linked again on my blog. check it so many links to Kathi you john bernie omigod the whole world is there!

  8. fleuve-souterrain
    March 5, 2009

    >Priti, yes, will post them afte rthe March 20 launch. No online edition, sorry!Violet, you rock! Thanks for linking my blog and kudos to all your poetry accepted all around. Love your work. Also Dx’s…

  9. anu
    March 6, 2009

    >Congrats Nabina!

  10. fleuve-souterrain
    March 6, 2009

    >thankoo Anu! A meeting is due soon…

  11. Rebekah
    March 9, 2009

    >congratulations Nabina! most exciting.look forward to reading.happy spring,rebekah

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    February 26, 2010

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    March 20, 2010

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This entry was posted on March 4, 2009 by in Dada, Dadaism, Hugo Ball, Kathi Georges, Maintenant 3, Nabina Das, NYC, poetry, Three Rooms Press, Tristan Tzara.
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