Sunday, June 5, 2011

POD with Wilson and Koestenbaum

Our next reading, featuring Ronaldo Wilson and Wayne Koestenbaum, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, June 14th, followed by drinks at Buttermilk (577 5th Ave, Park Slope).

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is a currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and recent guest faculty at The Millay Colony, The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University.  He will begin teaching in the Literature Program at U.C. Santa Cruz in Fall 2011.

Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of poetry:  Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems.  He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and six books of nonfiction:  Hotel Theory, Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk.  His next two books are Humiliation (Picador, August 2011) and The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, February 2012).  Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and also a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.

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