Polyphonic Poetry (16 May 2018)

Polyphonic Poetry: Tim Atkins, Cole Swenson, Ariana Reines

16 May 2018, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Judith E Wilson Drama Studio

Curated by Lee Ann Brown, Judith E Wilson Poetry Fellow

Tim Atkins – Bio: Some Books: 25 Sonnets (The Figures), Horace (O Books), Koto Y Yo, and Petrarch Collected Atkins (Crater Press), 1000 Sonnets (ifpthenq) and On Fathers < On Daughtyrs (Boiler House). Petrarch Collected Atkins was a Salon.com & TLS book of the year for 2014. Some things: editor of onedit.net since 2000AD, member of the summer faculty at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (2013), and father of Koto & Yuki.

Cole Swensen is the author of 17 books of poetry, most recently On Walking On (Nightboat, 2017) and Landscapes on a Train (Nightboat, 2015). Her books have won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the S.F. State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series and have been finalists for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. A former Guggenheim fellow and co-editor of the Norton anthology American Hybrid, she is also a translator and has translated over 20 volumes of French poetry and creative prose. She divides her time between Paris and Providence, RI, where she teaches at Brown University.

Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, performing artist, and translator. Her books include The Cow (Alberta Prize, 2006), Coeur de Lion (2007); Mercury (2011), and The Origin of the World (2014) from Semiotext(e). A SAND BOOK, her next poetry collection, is forthcoming in 2019. Her newest book is TELEPHONE (2018) based on her Obie-winning first play (2009) commissioned by The Foundry Theatre and recently performed in Norwegian translation (2017) and at KW Berlin (2018). She has taught at Columbia University, the European Graduate School, NYU, Tufts, Naropa, The New School, Yale & many other places. Ariana works with writers and artists through her astrology consultancy at lazyeyehaver.com.