JOHN ASHBERY POETRY SERIES CONCLUDES WITH READING ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT BARD COLLEGE
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The John Ashbery Poetry Series concludes on Friday, May 5, with readings by contemporary poets, Rosmarie Waldrop and Keith Waldrop, the editors and publishers of Burning Deck Press. The series, presented by The Bard Center, is free and open to the public and begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building at Bard College.
Rosmarie Waldrop is the author of five books of poetry, including The Aggressive Stranger and Streets Enough to Welcome Snow. She has also written one book of criticism, Against Language?, and many articles and reviews. She is the translator of Peter Weiss's Bodies and Shadows, Edmond Jabès's The Book of Questions, and The Vienna Group: Six Major Austrian Poets. She received a Columbia Translation Center Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
Keith Waldrop, professor of English at Brown University, is the author of numerous collections of poetry and the translator of The Selected Poems of Edmond Jabès, as well as works by Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Jean Grosjean. He is the author of The Opposite of Letting the Mind Wander: Selected Poems and a Few Songs; Hegel's Family; Shipwreck in Haven; The Balustrade; Potential Random; Light While There Is Light; and The Silhouette of the Bridge, which received an America Award. He received a translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a fellowship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Berlin (DAAD).
For further information about the series, call The Bard Center at 914-758-7425.
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