Poet Peter Gizzi will visit Yale University on November 5th and 6th. On the evening of Thursday, the 5th, Gizzi will read in the Graduate Poets Reading Series; on the afternoon of Friday, November 6th, he will meet with the Working Group in Contemporary Poetry. Details of both event follow. Peter Gizzi is one of the most talented experimental lyric poets of his generation. His books include The Outernationale, Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and Periplum and other poems 1987-92. His many honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the editor of The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer and, with Kevin Killian, of My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer. Currently he teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Gizzi’s Reading: Grad Poets Reading Series, 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 5th, Linsly-Chittenden Rm. 317. Books will be available to purchase, courtesy of the Yale University Bookstore. This event has been generously sponsored by the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the Dean’s Fund and the Yale Review.
WGCP Meeting with Peter Gizzi: 3 pm, Friday, November 6th, Whitney Humanities Center Rm 116. The group will discuss The Outernational and additional readings (http://wgcp.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/gizzi-outernational), focusing on the questions outlined here: http://mailman.yale.edu/pipermail/wgcp-whc/2009-October/000229.html.