by Leslie Scalapino & Catherine Wagner
Tuesday 10 October, 7pm
Leslie Scalapino is one of America’s leading poets. She is the author of some thirty books that cross the boundaries between poetry and prose, among them Considering how exaggerated music is (North Point Press), New Time (Wesleyan University Press), Zither & Autobiography (Wesleyan University Press), and Defoe (Green Integer). way (North Point Press), received the American Book Award in 1988. An audio CD of her work was released by Stem Recordings, London, in 2004, and a new collection of her poetry, Day Ocean State of Stars’ Night, is forthcoming from Green Integer in 2006.
Catherine Wagner‘s collections of poems include Macular Hole (Fence Books) Miss America (Fence Books), and many chapbooks. She performs widely in the US and UK; new poems and essays appeared recently or are forthcoming in Verse, How2, Five Fingers Review, Action Yes, Soft Targets, New Review, and other magazines. Two compilations she is editing, A Poetry and Politics Primer and an anthology of poetry by mothers, will be published by Fence in 2007. She teaches at Miami University in Ohio.
Poetry readings are organised in collaboration with Barry Schwabsky