Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014) and MOTHERs (Counterpath Press, 2014), a memoir combining poetry and prose. An NEA Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, she teaches at New York University.
Charlie Wright, Publisher of Wave Books, established the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry (BWLS) in memory of his late father, the businessman and philanthropist Bagley Wright. The Series is spearheaded by Charlie Wright and Wave Books editor Matthew Zapruder. The BWLS is a nonprofit that provides leading poets with the opportunity to explore in-depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics, and through financial and logistical support, to arrange for the delivery of several lectures that result from these investigations.
Sponsored by the New Writers Project and the Harry Ransom Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please join us on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 PM at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd) for a reading by author Paul Lisicky.
Paul Lisicky is the author of five books across genres, most recently the memoir The Narrow Door. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, the low residency program at Sierra Nevada College, and at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. He is the editor of StoryQuarterly and serves on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
“You know you’re reading an exceptional book when, approximately two sentences into it, you start panicking at the thought of its ending…If there’s any justice in the literary world, The Narrow Door, Lisicky‘s fifth book…will be the blockbuster that his talent deserves. It’s as close to perfect as any book I’ve read.” — Meredith Maran, The Chicago Tribune.
This event is free and open to the public. All books signed at BookPeople events must be purchased at BookPeople. Signed books available to pre-order in store and at http://www.bookpeople.com/
Please join us for a poetry reading by Matthew Rohrer on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 PM in the Joynes Reading Room, Carothers Residence Hall, 2501 Whitis Ave.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of A HUMMOCK IN THE MALOOKAS, SATELLITE, A GREEN LIGHT, RISE UP, A PLATE OF CHICKEN, DESTROYER AND PRESERVER and SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS. With Joshua Beckman he wrote NICE HAT. THANKS and recorded the audio CD ADVENTURES WHILE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BEAUTY. With Joshua Beckman and Anthony McCann he wrote the secret book GENTLE READER! It is not for sale. Octopus Books published his action/adventure chapbook-length poem THEY ALL SEEMED ASLEEP in 2008, and in 2013 Dikembe Press published his chapbook A SHIP LOADED WITH SEQUINS HAS GONE DOWN.
His poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in many journals. He’s received the Hopwood Award for poetry and a Pushcart prize, and was selected as a National Poetry Series winner, and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Recently he has participated in residencies/ performances at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle). One of his tattoos has appeared in two different books on literary tattoos.
Matthew Rohrer was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was raised in Oklahoma, and attended universities in Ann Arbor, Dublin Ireland and Iowa City. He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and in the NYU Low Res program in Paris, and lives in Brooklyn.
This reading is sponsored by the New Writers Project, the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program and L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment in the School of Undergraduate Studies.
Martha Stallman (MA Creative Writing ’10) has published a new story entitled “Exacerbation 17: An Anti-Hero’s Journey with MS” on Electronic Literature. Read the story here.