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POSTMODERN POET RAE ARMANTROUT WILL READ FROM RECENT WORK AT BARD COLLEGE

Todd Johnson
914-758-7649
johnson@bard.edu
04-08-1999
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-Poet and activist Rae Armantrout will read from her recent poetry at Bard College on Thursday, April 8, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 104 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building. The reading is part of the John Ashbery Poetry Series and is free and open to the public.

Rae Armantrout's poetry is collected in six books, Extremities (1978), The Invention of Hunger (1979), Precedence (1985), Necromance (1991), Couvreture (1991), and Made to Seem (1995). Writing in Spin magazine, Lydia Davis chose Armantrout's Made to Seem as her favorite book of 1995. Armantrout's poetry is in several anthologies, including Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, and several magazines, including The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Conjunctions, Grand Street, Iowa Review, and Partisan Review. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

In addition to her work as a poet and professor, Armantrout has actively supported the National Endowment for the Arts, participating in "read-ins" to protest the efforts by Congress to cut funding to and further control the NEA. "Without the endowment," Armantrout said in a recent interview, "our lives would all be much poorer and each citizen would be 64 cents richer each year."

For information, call 914-758-6822.

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