WBEZ | Northwestern University - The Hagstrum Room (#201), University Hall http://www.wbez.org/content/northwestern-university-hagstrum-room-201-university-hall Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A Reading by Erica Hunt and Harryette http://www.wbez.org/reading-erica-hunt-and-harryette-105246 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>The Poetry and Poetics Colloquium presents a reading by poets <strong>Erica Mullen</strong> and <strong>Harryette Mullen</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Harryette Mullen&#39;s books include <em>Tree Tall Woman</em> (1981), <em>Trimmings</em> (1991), <em>S*PeRM**K*T</em> (1992), <em>Muse &amp; Drudge</em> (1995)&mdash;the latter three of which were collected into her most recent book, <em>Recyclopedia</em> (Graywolf, 2006) which received a PEN Beyond Margins Award. In 2002, she published both <em>Blues Baby:&nbsp;</em><em>Early Poems</em> and <em>Sleeping with the Dictionary</em>, a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mullen was the 2009 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Her other honors include artist grants from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, and a Rockefeller Fellowship from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women&#39;s Studies at the University of Rochester. Harryette Mullen teaches African-American literature and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Erica Hunt is a U.S. poet, essayist, teacher, mother, and organizer from New York City. She is often associated with the group of Language poets from her days living in San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 80s, but her work is also considered central to the avant garde black aesthetic developing after the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. Through the 1990s and 2000s, Hunt worked with several non-profits that encourage black philanthropy for black communities and causes. From 1999 to 2010, she was executive director of the 21st Century Foundation located in Harlem. Currently, she is devoting herself full-time to writing.</div></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/reading-erica-hunt-and-harryette-105246 A Reading by Acclaimed Brazilian Poet Claudia Roquette-Pinto http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-10-13/reading-acclaimed-brazilian-poet-claudia-roquette-pinto <p><p>Northwestern University's Graduate Program in Spanish and Portuguese and the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Workshop present a poetry reading by Brazilian poet<strong> Claudia Roquette-Pinto</strong>. She will be joined by author <strong>John Keene</strong>, who will read translations of her work.&nbsp;</p><p>A native of Rio de Janiero, Roquette-Pinto is the author of five books: <em>Os Dias Gagos</em> (1991),<em> Saxifraga</em> (1993),<em> Zona de sombra</em> (1997), <em>Corola</em> (2001), and <em>Margem de Manobra</em> (2005). Selections from these volumes have appeared in English translation in <em>Shadow Zone</em> (Seeing Eye Books, 1999) and <em>The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century</em> (Sun &amp; Moon Press/Green Integer, 1997/2003). From 1986 to 1991, she managed <em>Verve</em>, a monthly publication dedicated to literature and the arts. Roquette-Pinto has also published numerous poems in anthologies and, with Regis Bonvicino, cotranslated Douglas Messerli's <em>Primeiras Palavras</em> (Atelie Editorial, 1999) into Portuguese.</p></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:00:11 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-10-13/reading-acclaimed-brazilian-poet-claudia-roquette-pinto A Reading by Elizabeth Marie Young http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-06-02/reading-elizabeth-marie-young <p><p><strong>Elizabeth Marie Young</strong>’s <em>Aim Straight at the Fountain</em> and <em>Press Vaporize</em> (Fence Books, 2009) won the 2009 Fence Motherwell Prize. Lyn Hejinian describes the collection as “an enormous achievement—the creation of language-lavish landscapes in which the imagination is never exhausted.” Young received a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and is assistant professor of Classics at Wellesley College, where she teaches Latin, Greek, and English poetry. Young is also the author of the chapbook, <em>Sonnets</em> (Omahrahu, 2008), “patterned,” critic Ange Mlinko comments, “after Shakespearean sonnets (in iambic pentameter, even!), but their mocking, lascivious mix of dictions makes them, well, perverse . . . she’ll reference 'algorithmic suburbs' and microorganisms, smilax and ocelot, Goya and Aristotle, Thebes and the Macarena (she is a Greek and Latin scholar, besides being young and impertinent).”</p></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:36:39 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-06-02/reading-elizabeth-marie-young A Reading by Ed Roberson http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-03/reading-ed-roberson <p><p>This evening features a reading by <strong>Ed Roberson</strong>, Distinguished Artist in Residence in the Department of English at Northwestern University. Mr. Robeson, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award, taught from 1990-2003 at Rutgers University and from 2004-2006 at Columbia College in Chicago. He has received the Shelley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America (2008) and is one of three writers honored at the recent “Literature, Culture, &amp; Critique” conference organized by Callaloo magazine (2008). Roberson is the author of numerous volumes of poems: <em>To See the Earth Before the End of the World</em> (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), <em>The New Wing of the Labyrinth</em> (Singing Horse Press,2009), <em>City Eclogue</em> (Atelos, 2006), <em>Atmosphere Conditions </em>(Green Integer, 1999; winner of the 2000 National Poetry Award series), <em>Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In</em> (Iowa, 1994; winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize), <em>Etai-eken</em> (University of Pittsburgh Press. 1975), and <em>When Thy King is a Boy: Poems</em> (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970).</p></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:26:26 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-03/reading-ed-roberson