Eileen Myles: November 9, 2016

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.

Stephen Burt: October 27, 2016

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).

Dawn Lundy Martin: April 20, 2016

In Reading Alerts on April 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm


An Evening with Dawn Lundy Martin

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
L150 Elvehjem Building (800 University Ave, Madison)
Free and open to the public

Please join us for the final Felix reading of this season! No RSVP required, but a Facebook event is available here if you would like to use it to save the date and/or invite your friends.

Dawn Lundy Martin is the author of three books of poetry, and three chapbooks. Of her latest collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015), Fred Moten says, “Imagine Holiday singing a blind alley, or Brooks pricing hardpack dandelion, and then we’re seized and thrown into the festival of detonation we hope we’ve been waiting for.” Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Martin is a member of the three-person performance group, The Black Took Collective. She is also a member of the global artist collective, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, the group that withdrew its work from the 2014 Whitney Biennial to protest the museum’s biased curatorial practices. Martin is currently working on a hybrid memoir, a tiny bit of which appears in “The Long Road to Angela Davis’s Library,” published in The New Yorker in December 2014.