11.12.13

Colección Hecho en Lavapiés – FiestaLectura

Lunes 16 diciembre 21 h.
Cabaret Palace Vara del Rey 6
(Atocha Renfe / Palos de la Frontera)

José María de la Quintana – Director de Amargord Ediciones
e Hipólito García Fernández Bolo – Director de la colección
presentan
Fiesta-Lectura – Hecho en Lavapiés

16.11.13

Future Learn: Web Science 1

History Visualiser (Internet Use Oct/Nov 2013)

I'm doing an online course on futurelearn.com called "Web Science: How the web is changing..." As part of this course I'm posting my reflections here.

The above chart reflects my web use over the past month and a half. Perhaps too much work and not enough leisure use? It only shows browser use on the computer and doesn't show use of other programs nor does it include tablet use. I think perhaps facebook takes up too much time although it's a useful tool.

I have the feeling I don't make the best use of my internet time as it's so easy to get distracted but it's been very useful nevertheless and saves a lot of time in many ways.

I should really add a line between the teaching and leisure as they overlap a lot when I'm browsing materials for classes. Perhaps some more lines between facebook and work things as well...

Apart from work I'll also use the web for finding recipes, translating texts, sometimes listening to music, news and weather. This opportunity to study in a directed way online seems like it'll be great for looking at how I think in relation to the net.


24.9.13

And the alarm rang – Y sonó la alarma


AND THE ALARM RANG
We created this short film based on a poem by Lilián Pallares to participate in a competition related to an exhibition in the CaixaForum, Madrid, of the work of Georges Méliès.

I've entered my English translation of the poem into a translation competition so can't publish it yet but the story is of the daily routine we follow despite our inner self saying 'get me outta here!'

Y SONÓ LA ALARMA
Basado en el poema "Y sonó la alarma" de Lilián Pallares.
Creado para el concurso "Participa Méliès" de la Caixa, inspirado en el cine de Georges Méliès desde la perspectiva actual.

Actriz: Lilián Pallares
Guión, cámara, dirección y edición: Charles Olsen
Piano, composición original: Pablo Rubén Maldonado

18.6.13

Frases robadas #1


Todo lo que hablo sin parar
y las comas, sorbos de vino tinto.
Me doy cuenta de tu mirada lejana,
pero con tantas ganas de comunicar
paso de ti y me escucho a mi mismo.


(Primera frase robada a Lilián Pallares.)

11.5.13

PALABRA EN EL MUNDO – 16 de Mayo, 2013


Festival internacional de poesía
PALABRA EN EL MUNDO
(por mil años de paz en Colombia)

Edificio del Palacio de la Prensa
Plaza del Callao 46, 2ª Planta. Madrid
16 de mayo del año 2013, a las 19 h.

Aarón García Peña – Adriana Davidova – Amelia Peco – Antonino Nieto Rodríguez
Antonio J. Sánchez – Antonio Ros – Antonio Ruíz Pascual – Arturo Prado Lima – Carmen García Lorca
Charles Olsen – Daniel Tejada – David Enríquez – Eloy Boan – Félix Martín Franco
Gustavo Efraín Ortega – Javier Llerena – José Luis Pardo – Laura Portilla – Leticia Quemada
Liberto Rabal – Lilián Pallares – Lita Terán – Luis de los Frailes – Mª Ángeles Fernández Jordán
Maribel Alonso – Mariella Köhn – Marina Casado – Martín Poni Micharvegas – Orlis Pineda
Ruth Rodríguez – Santiago Pineda – Valerio Cruciani

organiza: Antonino Nieto Rodríguez
coordinan: Antonino Nieto Rodríguez y Antonio Ruíz Pascual
colaboran y apoyan el acto: PSM (Psoe de Madrid), POETAP, WPM

22.4.13

Martes 23 abril – La noche de los libros

Algo informal,
de amigos para pasarlo bien
al lado del susurro
del jardín botánico.
El martes 23 de abril del 2013
de 8 a 12 de la noche
La noche de los libros
con los escritores:
Lilián Pallares
Sigfredo Ariel
Charles Olsen
Santiago Méndez Alpízar
en La Feria de libros en
La Cuesta de Moyano
Casetas números 11 y 13.



5.4.13

V



"V"

Over the bustle of the street
my ears fly.
Way above on wing a V of
calling geese.

A V pointing south.

It lifts my dreams to the sky
leaving below a cold racket
of cars and mouths,
metallic rasping;
falling shop blinds,
where hours are fetters.
Sounds of the neighborhood where I reside,
where attached to the keyboard I dive
in words and letters.

A B for bottle,
an L for love.
Or this V that has revived me.
A V that sings and dances,
a V that unleashes memories.

A V of birds,
air passengers,
that reveal the city
as the wind in the leaves
denudes the trees.




❃ ❃ ❃


Charles Olsen (Translation from the original Spanish, 2011)
Presentation of this poem in Spanish during a recital in the SGAE, Madrid, with Flamenco dancer Selene Muñoz and pianist Pablo Rubén Maldonado can be seen here.

12.1.13

Antípodas - Ron Riddell y Charles Olsen

Resumen del recital poético por los poetas de Nueva Zelanda, Ron Riddell y Charles Olsen el viernes 26 de octubre del 2012, en La Marabunta, Madrid
Muchas gracias a Saray Torres de Riddell, Lilián Pallares, William Carreazo, Denisse Ariza, y Álvaro Llerena por sus intervenciones, a Hector Puche por los vídeos, y a todos quienes nos acompañaron en esta noche en La Marabunta.

Saray, Ron, Charles, Álvaro, Denisse y William












Lilián recita "Tango" en La Marabunta