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New Writing Series Fall 2012

Tom Raworth - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space

Tom Raworth was born in London in 1938.  Since leaving school at 16 he has worked; occasionally taught; printed and published poetry by others in both magazines and books; lived in England, the United States and Mexico; had more than 40 books of his own (poetry and prose) published; been translated into many languages; exhibited his graphic work worldwide; collaborated with musicians, visual artists and other writers; and has given readings in more than twenty countries (most recently China and Mexico).  Carcanet published his Collected Poems in 2003, and plan a Selected Poems for his 75th birthday next year. He wonders where it all went wrong and what he'll do when he grows up.

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Lily Hoang - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space
Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest). With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and she is currently co-editing a two volume anthology, The Force of What's Possible: Essays of Accessibility and the Avant-Garde with Joshua Marie Wilkinson. She serves as Prose Editor at Puerto del Sol, Associate Editor at Starcherone Books, and Editor at Tarpaulin Sky. She teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and can be found virtually at the literary blog HTML Giant.

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Gail Scott - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. Room Change: deCerteau Room (LIT 155)

Gail Scott is an experimental prose writer based in Montreal. The Canadian edition of The Obituary (Coach House), a finalist for the 2011 Grand prix du livre de Montréal (Montréal Book Prize), is a composition of fractalled voices and vectors on an urban site where every word has at least two meanings. Other novels are My Paris, about a sad diarist in conversation with Gertrude Stein and Walter Benjamin in contemporary Paris (Dalkey Archive, 2003), Main Brides and Heroine. Scott has also co-authored, with Nicole Brossard et al, la théorie, un dimanche, to appear in translation this year with Belladonna*; and edited the new narrative anthology Biting The Error, with Bob Gluck, Camille Roy, and Mary Berger. She is co-founder of the critical French-language journal Spirale (Montréal) and Tessera. She teaches Creative Writing at Université de Montréal.

Cole Swensen - Friday, November 16, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space
Cole Swensen is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry, most recently Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and Ours (University of California Press, 2008). Her 2004 title, Goest, was a finalist for the National Book Award. A new book of poetry, Gravesend, is due from the University of California in 2012. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid and the founding editor of La Presse Books, which specializes in contemporary French writing translated by English-language poets. She translates contemporary French poetry, prose, and art criticism; her translation of Jean Frémon’s The Island of the Dead won the 2004 PEN USA Award for Literary Translation. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.

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Joshua Clover - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Facilility Performance Space
Joshua Clover is a poet, scholar, and a Professor at University of California Davis, having returned from a year at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. He is a regular contributor to The Nation and Los Angeles Review of Books, and a former senior writer for Spin and the Village Voice; most of his recent work concerns militant politics and economic crisis. Clover is the author of two books of cultural criticism, 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About (University of California Press, 2009) and The Matrix (British Film Institute, 2005) and two books of poems, The Totality for Kids (University of California Press, 2006), and Madonna anno domini (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), which received 1996 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets.

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Named after Professor Michel de Certeau, this room is located in the Literature Building, first floor room 155
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