Poetry with Rusty Morrison and Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Rusty Morrison is a poet, critic and founder of Omnidawn Publishing. She is the author of Whethering (2004), the true keeps calm biding its story (2008), After Urgency (2012), Book of the Given (2012), and Beyond the Chainlink (2014). Her numerous awards include the Colorado Prize for Poetry, a James Laughlin Award, a Sawtooth Poetry Prize, a Northern California Book Award, and a Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. Peter Gizzi on the true keeps calm biding its story"Rusty Morrison’s the true keeps calm biding its story brilliantly restores the energy of telegraphic communication, launching line after line toward a potentially infinite horizon of meaning. Her careful handling of form allows knowing to remain both openly discrete and discretely open. This is a joyous read and a remarkable book.”
Geoffrey G. O'Brien is a poet and Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He is the author of People on Sunday (2013), Metropole (2011), Green and Gray (2007), and The Guns and Flags Project (2002). He is also the co-author (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O'Brien (Minus A Press, 2012). O'Brien has taught at Brooklyn College, The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been the Distinguished Poet in Residence at St. Mary's College of California. In addition to UC Berkeley, he currently also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison. Ben Lerner on People on Sunday: "[O'Brien's poems] bring to bear the full resources of English prosody on our insane political present while also maintaining a position of wonder before the material world." 
The reading is part of an international workshop organized by the Thematic Network "Literature-Knowledge-Media" at Humboldt-University Berlin and the German Department at UC Berkeley, entitled "The Voice(s) of the People". More details on the program: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5jfkT_MbkD3dmlfd3BZLXAxRDg/view?usp=sharing 
Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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