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Spring 2007 Readings at Beinecke Library

Terrance Hayes
 

Major Jackson

Terrance Hayes &
Major Jackson

Thursday, February 1st, 4pm
Cosponsored by
the African American Studies Department
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street

Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic, Muscular Music, and most recently, Wind in a Box. He has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a National Poetry Series award, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry, Hoops and Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Major Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont and a faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Nathaniel Tarn Nathaniel Tarn
Thursday, February 22nd, 4pm
Sponsored by the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street

Poet, translator, anthropologist, and editor Nathaniel Tarn is the author of more than thirty volumes of poetry, essays, and translations, including a collection of his essays in poetics and anthropology, Views from the Weaving Mountain, and his recently published Selected Poems 1950-2000. Tarn founded and edited the Cape Editions series in England in the 1960s, publishers of Charles Olson, J.H. Prynne, Ted Berrigan, and others. Until his retirement in 1985, Tarn was a professor in comparative literature at Rutgers.

Ron PadgettRon Padgett
Wednesday, April 11th, 4 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street

Ron Padgett is the author of numerous poetry collections, including You Never Know, New & Selected Poems, The Big Something, and Great Balls of Fire. His works of translation include Blaise Cendrars's Complete Poems, Pierre Cabanne's Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp, and Guillaume Apollinaire's The Poet Assassinated. He has received awards and fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Columbia University's Translation Center.
Yale Student Poets Reading
Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street

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