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BARD'S JOHN ASHBERY POETRY SERIES CONCLUDES SEASON WITH READINGS BY KRISTIN PREVALLET AND ELENI SIKELIANOS ON FRIDAY, MAY 4

Emily Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
04-09-2001

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY-Poets Kristin Prevallet and Eleni Sikelianos will read from their recent works during the final program of the spring 2001 John Ashbery Poetry Series on Friday, May 4. Presented by The Bard Center, the reading begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building at Bard College and is free and open to the public.

Kristin Prevallet is the author of The Parasite Poems and Perturbation, My Sister. She has collaborated with visual artists on several writing projects, most recently with Annemie Maes on Peoples Database. Prevallet's essays and poetry have appeared in several magazines including Jacket, Chain, Poetry New York, and Chicago Review. She develops curriculum that integrates art and writing for courses from grade school to college level for Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York.

Eleni Sikelianos is the author of the poetry collections The Book of Tendons, The Blue Coat Narrative, A Book of Ease, Poetics of the Exclamation Point, and To Speak While Dreaming, and the just released Earliest Worlds. Her poems have appeared in Zoum-Zoum, Grand Street, Sulfur, The Quarterly, and Chicago Review. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Yaddo, and National Endowment for the Arts, and La Maison des Ecrivains Etrangers et Traducteurs; grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, California Arts Council, and San Francisco Education Fund; the James D. Phelan Award and the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Writing. She received an M.F.A. in writing and poetics from the Naropa Institue, where she studied with Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Notley, and Anselm Hollo. She has taught poetry in men's and women's prisons in Colorado, the homeless communities of the Tenderloin and SoMa in San Francisco, and the summer writing program at Naropa. Sikelianos is poet-in-residence at Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York and teaches literature for Bard College's Clemente Program.

For further information, call The Bard Center at 845-758-7425.

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(4.9.01)

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This event was last updated on 04-11-2001