Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Segue Reading Series presents

Panelists include: Bruce Andrews, Steve Benson, Maria Damon, and Leslie Scalapino
Moderated by:Tim Peterson and erica kaufman

Saturday, May 12, 2007
3:45PM (sharp!)
at the Bowery Poetry Club
(308 Bowery, just north of Houston)
$6 admission goes to support the readers
hosted by Erica Kaufman & Tim Peterson

Bruce Andrews
is the author of such now classic texts of the American avant-garde as GIVE 'EM ENOUGH ROPE and I DON'T HAVE ANY PAPER, SO SHUT UP (OR, SOCIAL ROMANTICISM) . Along with Charles Bernstein, Andrews edited the crucial poetry magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. He teaches political science at Fordham University.

Steve Benson has often incorporated oral and physical improvisation, as well as presentational and instrumental uses of projections, audiotape, and printed texts, into works presented as poetry readings. This is his first New York appearance since March 2005.

Maria Damon teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry , and co-author (with mIEKAL aND) of Literature Nation, pleasureTEXTpossession, and Eros/ion.

Leslie Scalapino is the author of thirty books of poetry, inter-genre fiction-poetry-criticism and plays, including recently Zither & Autobiography, The Tango, Orchid Jetsam , and Dahlia's Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction. Scalapino's Selected Poems, 1974-2006/It's go in horizontal is forthcoming from University of California Press.


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