Upcoming Events

Below is a list of our upcoming events. By clicking on the event you can see a list of the authors scheduled to participate.

Peter Gizzi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

PETER GIZZI is the author of Periplum (1992), Artificial Heart (1998), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (2003), The Outernationale (2007), and Threshold Songs (2011), as well as numerous chapbooks and artist-books. A retrospective volume, In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011, will be published Spring 2014. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1993), and artist grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1998), The Howard Foundation (1998), and the Guggenheim Foundation (2005). In 2011 he was the Judith E Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University. His editing projects have included The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998) and, with Kevin Killian, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008). Gizzi attended the MFA Program at Brown from 1989-1991, where he worked with Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, CD Wright, and Paula Vogel; he returned in 1993-95 as a visiting-poet and a visiting-scholar. He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For more information: petergizzi.org

Rosmarie Waldrop & Nikolai Duffy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Rosmarie Waldrop was born in Germany and immigrated into the US in 1958. She taught at Wesleyan and, as occasional visitor, at Tufts and Brown Universities, but soon settled into writing, translating and running (with Keith Waldrop) the small press Burning Deck.  Recent books are Driven to Abstraction and Curves to the Apple (poetry, New Directions), Dissonance (if you are interested): Collected Essays (University of Alabama Press). Two novels, The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter and A Form/of Taking/It All have been reprinted in one paperback by Northwestern Uuniversity Press. 

She has translated, from the French, Edmond Jabès, Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, Oskar Pastior, Gerhard Rühm, Ulf Stolterfoht and Peter Waterhouse. The  displacement from German to English has not only made her into a translator, but gave her a sense of writing as exploration of what happens between. Between words, sentences, people, cultures.

Nikolai Duffy is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and the Director of the poetry imprint, Like This Press (www.likethispress.co.uk). He is the author of The Little Shed of Various Lamps (Very Small Kitchen, 2013), and Relative Strangeness: Reading Rosmarie Waldrop (Shearsman, 2013). He has also published various essays on the relation between experimental writing practices and Continental philosophy, contemporary poetics, and small press publishing. Recent poetry has appeared in Shearsman,StrideBlackbox Manifold and E.ratio.

László Krasznahorkai

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 pm6:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He worked for some years as an editor until 1984, when he became a freelance writer. He now lives in reclusiveness in the hills of Szentlászló. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango. In 1993, he won the Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance. His other books include Seiobo There Below, War & War and Animalinside. Tarr Béla has made films either in collaboration with him or based on his works, including The Last Boat, Satantango and A londoni férfi.

Arthur Sze

Thursday, May 1, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Arthur Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including Compass Rose (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press), The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web, and Archipelago. He is also a translator and editor and has published The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese and edited Chinese Writers on WritingThe Unfolding Center, a collaboration with artist Susan York, was recently published by Radius Books.

A bilingual Chinese/English selected poems, Pig's Heaven Inn, is forthcoming in Beijing. His poems have been translated into ten languages, including Burmese, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. His honors include the 2013 Jackson Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, and two NEA fellowships. A professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, as well as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Sze lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.