In Reading Alerts on April 11, 2017 at 8:31 am
Felix Presents: Jane Wong
April 28th, Friday, 4PM.
6191, Helen C. White Hall
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Free and open to the public.
Jane Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center. The recipient of The American Poetry Review’s 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, The Volta, Third Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner), Best New Poets 2012 (The University of Virginia Press) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press). She is the author of OVERPOUR (Action Books). Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University and teaches Creative Writing and Asian American Studies and will be an Assistant Professor at Western Washington in the fall.
This event is generously sponsored by the UW-Madison English Department and the Anonymous Fund.
Find out more about Jane and her work at http://janewong.tumblr.com/
In Reading Alerts on January 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm
Felix Presents: Poet CM Burroughs
February 24th, Friday, 7PM.
ART + LIT LAB
2021 Winnebago St.
Free and open to the public.
Contemporary American poet CM Burroughs will read from her works, followed by a brief Q&A. The event is organized by the curators of the Felix New Writing series hosted at UW-Madison. This is event is generously funded by the UW-Madison English department & the Anonymous Fund.
CM BURROUGHS is the author of “The Vital System” (2012) and has works published in various publications, such as Ploughshares and Best American Experimental Writing (2016). Burroughs’ poems explore and complicate the intersections of race, desire, embodiment, and loss. Such interests spark some surprising voices in her poem. For example, in “Dear incubator” the speaker shares,
“How can I ask you from inside the poem—what senses did I have so early…so unformed.”
Burroughs currently teaches as assistant professor of poetry at Columbia College in Chicago. In addition to receiving multiple grants and fellowships she’s crafted poems in response to art installations at both the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum.
In Reading Alerts on September 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm
Felix Presents: Eileen Myles
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 pm
The Bubbler, Central Library (201 W Mifflin St, Madison)
Free and open to the public
Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1949, attended Catholic schools in Arlington, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Boston) in 1971. They came to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Their poetic education primarily took place at St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1975 to 1977, through attending readings and participating in workshops led by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, and Paul Violi. From 1984 to 1986 Eileen was the artistic director of St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America, as well as being named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and lives in Marfa, TX and New York.