The Segue Reading Series presents
Wayne Koestenbaum & Marjorie Welish
Saturday, April 5, 2008
** 4PM SHARP**
at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just north of Houston)
$6 admission goes to support the readers
hosted by erica kaufman & Tim Peterson
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 five books of nonfiction: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen's Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. His newest book, Hotel Theory, a hybrid of fiction and nonfiction, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2007. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and currently also a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.
"Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1"
girl's allergy to calamine
lotion screwed up her cat's
hubby had a writing
block, which threatened
the Chinese dinner en famille.
the taxi failed to bring me here.
The hoodlum gang
coalesced. The dime
the Madonna of the Postpartum
Exasperation, a rain of
alphabet-soup letters alighting
on a background landscape's pinched fronds.
Recipient of the Judith E. Wilson Fellowship, the Howard Foundation Fellowship, twice winner of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and other prestigious awards for poetry, Marjorie Welish is the author of Isle of the Signatories--just out from Coffee House Press, Word Group, and also The Annotated "Here" and Selected Poems, which was an Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize finalist and a Village Voice Best Book of the Year. Her book of art criticism is Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 (Cambridge University Press). Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Slought Books) compiles papers given at a conference held at the University of Pennsylvania devoted to her writing and art. She teaches at Columbia University and at Pratt Institute.
from "Dedicated to"
Translated and with a commentary
Fire, a transient
syllabus, its first word occluded
terrace, identifying the occasion its
element in shadow
being pounded in
signals a scene change
Water, an apparent shroud
access read at a distance
a proposition from time to time
from the desk of