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John Ashbery Poetry Series Presents

Thursday, March 31, 2016
A Reading by Michael Ives
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
6:00 pm
Poet Michael Ives, Bard’s visiting assistant professor of the humanities, reads from his work Thursday, March 31st, at 6:00 p.m. in the Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito ‘60 Auditorium, introduced by Ann Lauterbach.

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. Books will be available for sale and signing from Oblong Books & Music.

A jazz musician, an innovator in the field of text in performance, and the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Lillian Fairchild Award, Michael Ives is also the founding member and composer of the sound/text performance trio F’loom and the author of Wavetable (Dr. Cicero Books) and The External Combustion Engine (Futurepoem). Ives’s work can be found in Open Letters Monthly, Seneca Review, and elsewhere.

“Michael Ives’s cunningly quarried prose plinths are stippled with the comedy and cruelty of Marcel Duchamp’s and Raymond Roussel’s wildest inventions. Move over, machines célibataires—The External Combustion Engine has arrived, and it’s hummin’!” —John Ashbery

For more information, call 845-758-7054, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium