Ron Silliman and Robert Fitterman

Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Monday 04 March, 2013
6:30pm, $6

Dia: Chelsea
535 West 22 Street, Floor 5

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Ron Silliman is an American poet, who has written and edited over 30 books, including Wharf Hypothesis (Lines Press). His poetry and criticism has been translated into 12 languages. In 2012, Silliman won the Levinson Prize, from the Poetry Foundation and was a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He created Poetry (Bury Neon), a sculpture that is now on permanent display in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire. He has taught at the Graduate Writing Program at San Francisco State University, the University of California at San Diego, New College of California, Naropa University, and Brown University. He currently lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Robert Fitterman is the author of 12 books of poetry. He was born in 1959 in a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, called Creve Coeur. His boyhood street is still flanked by a Shell gas station on one corner and a Mobile on the other. He has lived in New York City since 1981. He is the author of the long poem Metropolis, which has been published in 4 volumes. Other titles include: Holocaust Museum (Veer Books, 2011) now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), and Notes On Conceptualisms, co-authored with Vanessa Place, (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. Reviews of his work can be found on his website:

https://homepages.nyu.edu/~rmf1/
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