Alice Notley to Read on Tuesday, April 5, 4:00PM

The Lanier Series hosts Alice Notley, winner of Griffin Poetry Prize (2002) for Disobedience which, in the judge’s citation, “does what only the best poetry can do in times like these, surprise, denounce, dissent.” Author of more than 20 books of poetry, Notley’s other titles include The Descent of Alette, Mysteries of Small Houses, Alice Ordered Me To Be Made, and Waltzing Matilda. Paris-based Notley was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and winner of the L.A. Times Book Award for Poetry. She edited and wrote a new introduction to her late husband Ted Berrigan's book The Sonnets. She was an important force in the second generation of the New York school of poetry. Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m., Park Hall 265.

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Jerome Rothenberg to Read on Monday, April 4, 4:00PM

The Lanier Series hosts Jerome Rothenberg, author of over 70 books of poetry (Poems for the Game of Silence, That Dada Strain, A Book of Witness), editor of seven ground-breaking anthologies (Technicians of the Sacred, Shaking the Pumpkin, A Big Jewish Book, Poems for the Millennium), and numerous translations by Schwitters, Picasso, Enzensberger and others. He has also worked extensively in collaboration with visual artists and musicians. Rothenberg was the primary instigator of the ethnopoetics movement, and editor of its key journals Alchertinga and New Wilderness Letter. His work been translated extensively around the world. Rothenberg was elected to the World Academy of Poetry (UNESCO) in 2001. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, the American Book Award and the PEN Literary Award. Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m., Park Hall 265.



Vox Reading Series Wednesday, March 23, 7:00pm Flicker Bar & Theater

Go see Rae Armantrout read at Park Hall in the afternoon, and then come by Flicker Bar and Theater (on Washington Street, near the corner of Pulaski) in the evening for the Vox Reading Series "Experiments in Form." Creative Writing Program graduate students, undergrads, and recent grads will read from their own work and work of their favorite authors. A. C. Hoff, Dorine Preston, Amish Trevedi,Cannon Daughtrey, and Mark Leidner, with this month's host, Francis Clarke. Free!


Late Breaking! Chang-rae Lee Today, Tuesday March 22, 4:30pm in Room 265 of UGA's Park Hall!

Novelist Change-rae Lee will read from his work on Tuesday,
March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 265 of Park Hall.

Lee holds a degree in English from Yale University and a MFA
in writing from the University of Oregon. His first novel,
Native Speaker (1995), won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the
American Book Award and explores the life of a Korean-American
outsider who is involved in espionage. In 1999, he published
his second novel, A Gesture Life, which elaborated on his
themes of identity and assimilation through the narrative of
an elderly physician. His third novel, Aloft, was published
in 2004. He teaches in the creative writing program at
Princeton University.



Rae Armantrout to Read on Wednesday, March 23, 4:30 PM

Rae Armantrout, Professor of Writing at the University of California San Diego, will give a reading, Wednesday, March 23, 4:30 p.m. in Room 261 Park Hall. Armantrout, the director of the New Writing Series at UCSD since 1989, is a founding member of the " Language Poetry" movement. She has authored eight volumes of poetry, most recently: UP TO SPEED (Wesleyan, 2004) and VEIL: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2001). Of the latter, Lyn Hejinian, says "Addressing domesticity, pedagogy, history, love, and nature, [Armantrout] discovers not epiphanies but dilemmas." According to Robert Creeley, Armantrout's poems have "a quiet and enabling signature." A WILD SALIENCE (Burning Deck) is a collection of critical writings on the work of Rae Armantrout. A Q/A and book signing follow the poetry reading.

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