Thursday May 28th 6 pm
15 Gage Street
Anne Gorrick’s work has been published in many journals including: American Letters and Commentary, Bird Dog, the Cortland Review, Fence, Glitterpony, Gutcult, No Tell Motel, Otoliths, the Seneca Review, Sulfur and word for/word. Collaborating with artist Cynthia Winika, she produced a limited edition artists’ book called "Swans, the ice," she said, with grants through the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She also curates the reading series, Cadmium Text, which focuses on innovative writing in and around the Hudson Valley. Her first book, Kyotologic, is available from Shearsman Books.
Lynn Behrendt is the author of The Moon as Chance, Characters, and Tinder. She edits the Annandale Dream Gazette, an online chronicle of poets' dreams, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Matthew Klane is co-editor/founder of Flim Forum Press, publisher of the anthologies Oh One Arrow (2007) and A Sing Economy (2008). His book is B_____ Meditations from Stockport Flats Press (2008). His latest chapbooks include Friend Delighting the Eloquent, Sorrow Songs, and The- Associated Press. Also see: The Meister-Reich Experiments, a sprawling hypertext, online at www.housepress.org. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY. For more info on Matthew, visit his website.
Thursday May 7th 6 pm
Bard Hall, Bard College
Joan Retallack is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College. She is author of The Poethical Wager (2004), How to Do Things with Words (1998), Musicage: Cage Muses on Words Art Music (1996), Afterimages (1995), and Errata 5uite (1993), among other books.
Matthias Göritz was born in Hamburg in 1969. He studied philosophy and literature and has lived in Moscow, Paris and Chicago. He was writer in residence at the German House at New York University and a guest in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
Göritz’ first volume of poetry, Loops, was published in 2001. His first novel, The Short Dream of Jakob Voss (2005), was awarded the Hamburg Literature Prize, the Jury Prize of the Bavarian Broadcasting Company and the Mara Cassens Prize. In fall 2006 his second collection of poetry, Pools, was published. The German state of Lower Saxonia awarded him a grant for these poems. Göritz' translations include work by major American poets like John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, and Ann Lauterbach.
His first play, Dear Mrs. Krauss, had its premiere in 2008 at the Autorentheater in Frankfurt. He is currently at work on a second novel and a commissioned play. Göritz lives in Frankfurt am Main.
Here’s a sample of Matthias reading from PRIs The World: Inauguration Poets.
Thursday April 16th 7:30 pm
Bard Hall, Bard College
Cole Heinowitz received her BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1995 and her PhD from Brown University in 2003. She is the author of two books of poetry, Daily Chimera (Incommunicado Press 1995) and The Rubicon (The Rest Press 2008), and the chapbook, Stunning in Muscle Hospital (Detour Press, 2002). Her poems have appeared in journals including The Poker, The Brooklyn Rail, Canwehaveourballback, HOW2, 6X6, Factorial!, and Mirage 4 Period(ical). She is also the author of a number of critical articles on Romantic poets such as Lord Byron, Robert Southey, Felicia Hemans, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Her book-length study, Rewriting Conquest: Spanish America and British Romanticism is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.
Paul Stephens teaches literature at Bard College, and recently earned a PhD in English from Columbia. He is currently completing two books, The Rhetoric of Literary Experiment and Minima Temporalia: Reflections from Diminishing Time. Earlier this year he presented collaborative writing and photomontage with Robert Weston at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Recent or forthcoming publications in Social Text, /nor, Rethinking Marxism, and Open Letter. For the 2009-2010 academic year, he was chosen for a junior faculty fellowship in poetics at Emory University.
Friday March 13th 7 pm
*Live music will follow, with refreshments at the bar.*
Melanie Klein lives in Poughkeepsie, NY and teaches at Dutchess Community College. She holds an M.A. in English from California State University, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Stanford University. She writes, makes things, and lives each day.
Keith O'Neill is an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Dutchess Community College, where he teaches literature, composition, and creative writing. He received his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Georgia. His poems have been published at McSweeney's, and he is currently working on a dystopian novel set in the near future.
Dan Shapley is the editor of The Daily Green, a website promoting environmentalism and green living for regular people. He also writes poems. He lives in Port Ewen and New York City.
Thursday February 12th at 7pm
Bard Hall, Bard College
Jennie Neighbors: her new book, Between the Twilight and the Sky was recently published by Parlor Press.
David Gruber: his new book, Sleepers’ Republic is now out from Astrophil Press.