Gabriel Gudding is the author of two books, A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series, 2002) and Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, Nov 2007), a 436 page poem he wrote in his car. His work appears in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner) and as translator in such anthologies as The Oxford Anthology of Latin American Poetry, Poems for the Millennium, and The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry (University of California Press). He serves on the Board of Directors for the internationalist magazine Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas/ Nueva Escritura de las Americas and teaches "experimental poetry" and creative writing, literature, and poetics at Illinois State University.
Tony Trigilio is the author or editor of four books, including the poetry collection The Lama's English Lessons (Three Candles, 2006); two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007) and Strange Prophecies Anew (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000); and an anthology, co-edited with Tim Prchal, Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2008). His recent poems are published or forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, New Orleans Review, North American Review, Rattle, and Volt. He teaches at Columbia College Chicago, where he directs the program in Creative Writing - Poetry and co-edits the poetry magazine Court Green.
Tony Barnstone is Professor of English at Whittier College. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Barnstone lived for years in Greece, Spain, Kenya and China before taking his Masters in English and Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley. His poetry, translations, essays on poetics, and fiction have appeared in dozens of American literary journals, from APR to Agni. He has won fellowships and poetry awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Pushcart Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, The Sow's Ear Poetry Contest, the Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Competition (Chester H. Jones Foundation), the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry, the Cecil Hemley Award, and the Poetry Society of America. In 2006 he won the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry for his manuscript The Golem of Los Angeles, which was published by Red Hen Press in 2007.
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest Faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Recorded Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Hyde Park Art Center.