Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Press Release from Poets.org: The Academy of American Poets Presents a Special Lunch Hour Reading

The Academy of American Poets Presents a special lunch hour reading featuring:

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Joshua Clover and Bob Hicok

Tuesday, September 11

12:30 p.m.

FREE

Location: Bryant Park Reading Room, at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Rain Venue: Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue at 46th Street.

Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and the Bryant Park Restoration Project.


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About the readers:
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Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (2005), which was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award and won the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University and a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers' Award. She lives in Los Angeles and currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at California College of Arts in San Francisco and at Warren Wilson College.
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Joshua Clover is the author of two books of poems, The Totality for Kids (2006) and Madonna anno domini (1997), which received the 1996 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. His work has been anthologized in American Poets in the 21st Century, American Poetry: Next Generation, and in the Best American Poetry series. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the poetry editor for the Village Voice Literary Supplement. He is an associate professor of English literature and critical theory at the University of California, Davis.
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Bob Hicok's books of poetry include This Clumsy Living (2007); Insomnia Diary (2004); Animal Soul (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Plus Shipping (1998); and The Legend of Light (1995), which won the 1995 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and an NEA Fellowship. He has worked as an automotive die designer and a computer system administrator, and is currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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About the Series:

The Academy of American Poets presents the third annual Word for Word Poetry series in Manhattan's Bryant Park. The series runs from May through September under the shade of the trees bordering the rush of 42nd Street. All readings are free and open to the public.

On the web at: www.poets.org/bryantpark

2 comments:

G Tod Slone said...

The Academy of American Poets censors poets who dare "go upright and vital and speak the rude truth in all ways" (Emerson). It censored me and has yet to respond to my complaints regarding that censorship. For the full transcript of that censorship, see http://www.theamericandissident.org/AcademyAmericanPoets.htm. Come on poets and poetlings, manifest a little curiosity... and alot of INDIGNITY!

G Tod Slone said...

By the way, this will be my last entry on this blog because those who are running/managing it are as immature as it gets. In fact, they'd make great Academy of American Poet forum moderators. Haw!
Sincerely,
G. Tod Slone