6 May 2016
7:30 – 9:00pm
Rae Armantrout has published 12 books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Itself, was published in 2015. Her 2013 book, Just Saying, translated into Italian by Paolo Rigo, won the Mario Luzi International Poetry Prize.in 2015. Her poems have been collected in Spanish editions: Necromancia, (Spain, 2015): and Rae Armantrout: Poemas: (Spain, 2014). In 2015 she was awarded the Levinson Prize for best poems in Poetry Magazine. Versed (2009) received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010. She was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and A Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in 2007. Partly, a volume of new and selected poems will be published by Wesleyan UP in 2016. Her work has appeared in many anthologies such as: Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (2013), The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-2012 (2013), The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012). Armantrout was a fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy from June 26 to July 24 2014.
Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) is Rob Halpern’s most recent book of poetry. Other titles include Music for Porn (Nightboat 2013), Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), and Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2006). Together with Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book-length poem Snow Sensitive Skin, which has been reissued by Displaced Press. Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Women’s Huron Valley Prison.
Reading organized in collaboration with “from the Convergence Zone” and the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell.