Friday December 11th 6 pm
Olin 102, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY

Daniel Gilhuly was born in Cos Cob, Connecticut in 1963. He graduated from Columbia University and has a PhD in Filologia Griega from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is author of 46 poems and numerous novellas. He lives and writes in the Hudson Valley.

Coleen Murphy Alexander grew up in northeastern PA, the youngest of 9 children. She works for the Institute for Writing & Thinking, as well as the Language & Thinking Program for incoming students, at Bard College. She is currently developing and leading poetry workshops in rural elementary schools and community centers in upstate NY. She lives in Catskill with Matt, Iain, Jack, and 8 needy goats.



Friday November 20th 6 pm
Bard Chapel, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504

Her biography can be found at the SUNY Buffalo Electronic Poetry Center.

Michael Ives lives in the Hudson Valley. His work with the language/performance trio, F'loom, was featured on National Public Radio and in various international anthologies of sound poetry. He is the author of The External Combustion Engine, from Futurepoem Books. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous magazines and journals both in the US and abroad. He has taught at Bard College since 2003.

A sample of Michael Ives' poems can be found at Jacket Magazine #13.



The Bard Roving Reading series is happy to announce the start of its second season!

Friday November 6th 6:30 pm
Bard Hall, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY


Mary Burger's latest book A Partial Handbook for Navigators is about spending time in different kinds of places (Interbirth Books). Her recent catalog essay 'But What If the Object Began to Speak?', studies objects in places in artist Amy Trachtenberg's permanent installation 'Groundwork' (Oro Editions). Mary lives in Oakland and works at a landscape architecture firm in San Francisco, focusing on public park water conservation, greenway development, and related urban/environmental reintegrations.


Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan and grew up in North Carolina. She is the author of numerous volumes of poetry including The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon), and a song cycle, The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, as well as the recent Sop Doll! A Jack Tale Noh, co-written with Tony Torn, recently seen at Howl Festival, starring Felix Bernsetin as "Jack," and Julie Patton as "Cat-Witch." She also teaches at St. John's University in NYC, and edits Tender Buttons press. With her family and friends, she is creating the French Broad Institute in Marshall, NC, a mountain hideout for artistic practice and performance.


Anne Gorrick, Lynn Behrendt, and Matthew Klane

Thursday May 28th 6 pm

The Bunker

15 Gage Street

Kingston NY


Live music by Profesor Wayne, and Enchanted Castle will follow, with refreshments at the bar.

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.


Joan Retallack & Matthias Göritz

Thursday May 7th 6 pm

Bard Hall, Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson NY

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.


Cole Heinowitz & Paul Stephens

Thursday April 16th 7:30 pm

Bard Hall, Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson NY


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

The Bunker


*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

Annandale-on-Hudson NY


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.