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JOHN ASHBERY POETRY SERIES CONTINUES WITH READINGS BY BARD ALUMNUS JOHN YAU AND JENA OSMAN ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, AT BARD COLLEGE
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Friday, March 17, the John Ashbery Poetry Series presents poets John Yau, Bard College Class of 1972, and Jena Osman for an afternoon of readings from their current poetry. The reading, presented by The Bard Center, is free and open to the public and will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the F.W. Olin Humanities Building at Bard College.
John Yau has published books of poetry, fiction, and criticism and has contributed essays to many catalogues and monographs. His collections of poetry include Forbidden Entries, Berlin Diptychon, and Edificio Sayonara. Books of criticism include In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol and The United States of Jasper Johns. He has written a book of short fiction entitled My Symptoms, edited an anthology of fiction entitled Fetish, coedited The Collected Poems of Fairfield Porter, organized a retrospective of Ed Moses's paintings and drawings for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and contributed a long essay on Robert Creeley's poetry and poetics to the catalogue In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations. Yau has poems and prose forthcoming in the Minnesota Review, Seneca Review, The World, and First Intensity. He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, General Electric Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. John Yau studied with Robert Kelly while at Bard and earned an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, where he studied with John Ashbery.
Jena Osman won the Barnard New Women Poets prize for her manuscript The Character, recently published by Beacon Press. She coedits Chain magazine with Juliana Spahr and teaches in the graduate writing program at Temple University in Philadelphia.
The John Ashbery Poetry Series continues with readings by Tom Raworth on March 24, Clark Coolidge and Michael Gizzi on April 14, and Rosmarie Waldrop and Keith Waldrop on May 5.
For further information, call The Bard Center at 914-758-7425.
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