The Poetry Project St. Mark's Church 131 E. 10th St. New York City
More info Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil), Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary), The Origin of the World (Creative Arts) and Touch of the Whip (Singing Horse). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn). A party for his most recent book, One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil) will follow the reading. Peter Gizzi has published five books of poetry in addition to a number of limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His sixth book, In Defense of Nothing, New and Selected Poems came out in March 2014. Gizzi’s editing projects have included o•blék: a journal of language arts, as well as several important books, such as The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer and My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (with Kevin Killion). Gizzi is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
As we announced earlier, MFA alumna Aimee Herman is working with Poetry Teachers NYC. In May, she will be co-teaching a workshop called "From Page to Stage." Three different creative writing/performance based classes will be offered. Each class will be held once a week on Sundays for three weeks, with a culminating performance of students' work during the fourth week. Classes Sundays, May 8, 11, 18th 2:30-4:30 PM
Performance Saturday, May 24 6-9 PM
Shetler Studios 244 West 54th St. 12th Floor & Penthouse Between Broadway & 8th Ave
FRANCINE J. HARRIS’s first collection, *allegiance*, reached the number one spot on the national poetry bestseller's list and was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award. Originally from Detroit, she is a Cave Canem fellow and is the Front Street Writers Writer-in-Residence in Traverse City, Michigan for the 2013/14 school year. CHRISTINE HUME is the author of three books, most recently *Shot* (Counterpath, 2010), and three chapbooks, *Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense* (UDP, 2008), *Ventifacts* (Omnidawn, 2012), and *Hum* (Dikembe, 2014). She teaches in the interdisciplinary creative writing program at Eastern Michigan University. Detroit native CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE is author of a chapbook *Slip* (Corollary); co-author of image/text collaboration with John Keene, *Seismosis* (1913); and most recently, a volume of poems, *Plural* (Counterpath). He is contributing editor at FENCE, BOMB, and VANITAS magazines. Stackhouse is a founding member of the roving artists-in-residence project This Red Door. He teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. BARBARA HENNING is the author of three novels and seven books of poetry. Her most recent are two collections of poetry and prose, A Swift Passage from Quale Press (2013) and Cities and Memory from Chax Press (2010). A former Detroiter, she has lived in New York City since 1983.
We are saddened by the news of the death of our friend and colleague Michael Hassan, who passed away on March 21. Michael was an adjunct professor of English at LIU Brooklyn for many years, and his presence will be missed. There will be an open-house memorial on Thursday, March 27, starting at 12 PM at the Hassan family's home. For details, contact Melissa Antinori. UPDATE (March 27, 2014): Some friends of Michael and Lynn have set up a memorial fund. If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping Lynn at this difficult time, please pass along the link.
Ann Larson, alumna of the English Department's graduate program, and former Assistant Director of the LIU Brooklyn Writing Center; will be participating in a panel discussion entitled "Comp/Rhet, Academic Labor, and the Future of English Studies." Also on the panel will be Karen Pitt, who is an alumna of our graduate program and currently a grad student in English at CUNY.This event is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center's PhD Program in English, the Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Community, and the Adjunct Project. The inspiration for the panel is Larson's 2012 blog post, "Rhetoric and Composition: Academic Capitalism and Cheap Teachers," which you can readhere.