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.
In Reading Alerts on September 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm
A Poetry Reading by Stephen Burt
Thursday, October 27, 4:00 pm
Rm 126 Memorial Library (728 State St, Madison)
Free and open to the public
Book signing to follow
Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard University, and has authored three poetry collections (Belmont, Parallel Play, and Popular Music) and several collections of critical works. His essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other works include The Art of the Sonnet; Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler; The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th Century Poetry; Parallel Play: Poems; Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden; and Randall Jarrell and His Age. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The Believer, and the Boston Review. His most recent publication, The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, is published by Harvard University Press, and he is currently working on a project called Don’t Read Poetry (A Book About How to Read Poems).