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[A Reading by Ed Steck MFA ’12 and Ann Stephenson MFA ’07]

John Ashbery Poetry Series Presents

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Reading by Ed Steck MFA ’12 and Ann Stephenson MFA ’07

Bard Hall, Bard College Campus

The John Ashbery series celebrates Bard graduates! Poetry graduates of the MFA program read from their work, followed by a conversation with current student writers, guests, and faculty.

Ed Steck 
is the author of An Interface for a Fractal Landscape (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Rose (with Adam Marnie, Hassla), Far Rainbow (Make Now Books), The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist (Skeleton Man Press), and other books. His work has been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally, most recently at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Librarie Yvon Lambert, Printed Matter, and Chateau Shatto. He is a recipient of grants from the Fund for Poetry, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Pittsburgh Foundation. 

Ann Stephenson’s publications include Adventure Club, The Poles, and Wirework. Some of her poems have appeared in Across the Margin, The Brooklyn Rail, The Delineator, Folder, Ladowich, The Recluse, and Sal Mimeo, among others—as well as the anthology Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary American Poets by John Sarsgard and Larry Fagin (Broadstone Books). She is the editor of Tent Editions, which has released books from Marcella Durand and Carol Szamatowicz, and will soon publish new work from John Godfrey. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2007, and curated the Ready Set Readings series at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. Ann is the recipient of a 2017 NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry. She was born and raised in Georgia and lives and works in New York City.

Hosted by Ann Lauterbach. Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required.

For more information, call 845-752-4454, or e-mail

Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus