spring 2011

January 20: Robert Duncan’s “The H. D. Book”

This legendary meditation on poetics, a central text of the San Francisco Renaissance and of the New American Poetics has been buried in fugitive literary magaznes and literary archives for several decades and is now appearing for the first time in its entirety in book form from the University of California Press. Join us to celebrate two poets and a publishing milestone. Featured readers: Michael Davidson, Michael Palmer, Brenda Hillma, Cecil Giscombe, Aaron Shurin, Robert Hass, Giovanni Singleton, Susan Thackery, Jane Gregory, and Gillian Osborne.

January 26: Arthur Sze with Javier Huerta

ARTHUR SZE is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998, Archipelago, and one book of translations, The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese. He is also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing. A professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Arthur Sze is a UC Berkeley graduate and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

March 31: Carl Dennis with Rachel Beck

CARL DENNIS is the author of eleven books of poetry, including, most recently, Callings (Penguin, 2010). A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize, he lives in Buffalo, New York.

April 6: Richard Tillinghast with Christopher Patrick Miller

RICHARD TILLINGHAST, an American poet who lives in Ireland, is the author of ten books of poetry and three non-fiction books. The most recent are The New Life, 2008, Sewanee Poems and Selected Poems, both 2009. He has received grants from the Irish Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA and the NEH, and has held the Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship. He is currently working on a book about Istanbul.

April 20: Kimiko Hahn with Megan Pugh

KIMIKO HAHN, author of eight collections, finds her material from disparate sources–whether exhumation (The Artist’s Daughter) or classical Japanese texts (The Narrow Road to the Interior). Rarified fields of science trigger her latest work in Toxic Flora. Hahn has received a number of awards, most recently a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. She is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY.