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The John Ashbery Poetry Series Presents Jena Osman

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jena Osman reads from her work.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Jena Osman’s books of poems include Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press, 2012); The Network (Fence Books 2010, selected for the National Poetry Series in 2009); An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books, 2004); and The Character (Beacon Press, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). Osman was a 2006 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Howard Foundation, and Fund for Poetry. She has been a writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Djerassi Foundation, and Chateau de la Napoule. She founded and edited the magazine Chain with Juliana Spahr for twelve years; Osman and Spahr now edit the ChainLinks Book series together. Osman teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Temple University.

For more information, call 845-758-7887, or e-mail ccamp@bard.edu.

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema