3/9: Chris Nealon, Ana Bozicevic, Astrid Lorange & Gregory Laynor

The next event features talks by:
Chris Nealon
Ana Bozicevic
Astrid Lorange & Gregory Laynor
…followed by a discussion/Q&A session.

on Wednesday, March 9
at 7 PM
FREE
at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Skylight Room, 9100)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Chris Nealon is the author of two books of criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke UP, 2001), and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard UP, 2011), and two books of poetry, The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), and Plummet (Edge Books, 2009). He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University.

Ana Bozicevic was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1977, and emigrated to New York in 1997. Her first book of poems is Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009), a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry finalist. In fall 2010 she was a keynote at the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, and recent work appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem a Day series, Octopus Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky and The Awl. These days she’s writing her second book & translating Croatian and Serbian poets. With Amy King, she co-edits the journal esque.

Astrid Lorange is a PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney, and currently a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She researches Gertrude Stein, philosophy of science and contemporary poetics. Her books include Eating and Speaking (forthcoming March 2011 with Tea Party Republicans Press), Minor Dogs (forthcoming mid-2011 with bas-books) and Pussy Pussy Pussy What What or Au Lait Day Au Lait Day (published online at Gauss-PDF). She lives between Philadelphia and Sydney.

Gregory Laynor is a poet working on a PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle. He studied & taught at Temple University in Philadelphia. His reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans appears on UbuWeb and his poems appear in EOAGH and other places. He does a blog at academicpoetry.com. He is co-editing for Chax Press the Selected Writings of the Philadelphia poet Gil Ott.

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TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice is curated by Tim Peterson (Trace). For additional information, visit the Tendencies website.

All events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies), The Graduate Center PhD Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group.