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New Writing Series Fall 2016

Anselm Berrigan – Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – SME Performance Space at 4:30 pm

Ben Doller

Anselm Berrigan's books of poetry include Come In Alone (Wave, 2016) and Primitive State (Edge, 2015). Other books include Notes from IrrelevanceFree Cell, and Skasers (with John Coletti). He is currently editing a book of interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter, to be published by Wave Books in spring of 2017 (title:What Is Poetry?: Just Kidding, I Know You Know). He is the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, a former Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and co-chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Karen Weiser – Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – SME Performance Space at 4:30 pm

Meliza Banales

Karen Weiser is a poet who lives in New York City. Her second collection of poems entitled Or, The Ambiguities (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) was written in conversation with the works of Herman Melville. Her first book To Light Out (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) considered the idea of talking with the unknown while pregnant. She's currently working on two projects, a book of poems tentatively titled Spells for Solids, some of which are visual poems, and a libretto for an opera entitled You Who Made the Heavens Incline about 9th century Byzantine nun Kassia, who is widely considered to be one of the first famous female composers. She is a 2014 NYFA Poetry Fellow and was recently residencies through The Marble House, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and LMCC.

Harmony Holiday – Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – SME Performance Space at 4:30 pm

Lara Glenum

Harmony Holiday is a writer, dancer, and archivist/ myth scientist, and the author of HOLLYWOOD FOREVER (Fence Books, 2016), GO FIND YOUR FATHER/A FAMOUS BLUES (Ricochet Editions, 2014) and NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL (Fence Books, 2011). She lives in New York and Los Angeles.


Vi Khi Nao – Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – SME Performance Space at 4:30 pm

Amarnath Ravva

Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. Vi’s work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. She is the author of two novellas, Swans In Half-Mourning (2013) and The Vanishing Point of Desire (2011), and her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. She was also the winner of the 2014 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. Her novel, Fish In Exile, will make its first appearance in Fall 2016 from Coffee House Press. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University.



The New Writing Series is brought to you by the Literature Department and the Division of Arts and Humanities

The New Writing Series thanks the Department of Visual Arts for providing us with the SME Presentation Space

For more information contact Professor Ben Doller