apexart :: Film Screening :: The Truth of Poetry


The Truth of Poetry

Friday, April 18: 7 pm
apexart, 291 Church St, NYC

Poetry reading by Casey Smith followed by
a screening of the short film The Truth of Poetry,
a tale of two poets having a falling out over poetry.

What is the truth of poetry? Does anybody really know? Casey Smith, a poet from Washington, DC, sets out to explore these questions in a short film made by Mick Williams, a troubled artist who now earns his living as a commercial video-editor. The "Truth of Poetry" charts the dissolution of their friendship over the course of the film's production, while never quite answering the ambitious promise of the film's title.

Casey Smith has taught poetry, writing, and print-culture history at the Corcoran College of Art + Design since 1997. His poetry and literary work has been published in various broadsides, chapbooks, journals, and artists' catalogues. He is the author of the uniquely unreadable conceptual poem Opulent Stone Moccasins, published by Ubu Editions in 2010. In addition to his scholarly and literary writing, he occasionally curates exhibitions and reading series in the Washington region. The Truth of Poetry is his first film.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, Q, J, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.