Wednesday, February 6, 2008


at 7:30 PM

Hank Lazer has published 12 books of poetry, most recently The New Spirit (Singing Horse, 2005), Elegies & Vacations (Salt, 2004), and Days (Lavender Ink, 2002). His poetry was nominated for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Forward Prize. With Charles Bernstein, he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. He has a two-volume collection of essays, Opposing Poetries (Northwestern University) and a forthcoming volume Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays, 1996-2006 (Omnidawn). Over the past few years, Lazer has collaborated with jazz musicians and artists. He is currently working with animation artist Janeann Dill on a poetry-video installation project. Hank Lazer teaches at University of Alabama where he is also Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
Leonard Schwartz is the author of several collections of poetry, including Ear And Ethos (Talisman House, 2005) The Tower of Diverse Shores (Talisman House, 2003), Words Before The Articulate: New and Selected Poems (Talisman House), Gnostic Blessing (Goats and Compasses), Meditation (Cloud House), Objects of Thought, Attempts At Speech (Gnosis Press) and Exiles: Ends (Red Dust Press). He is also the author of a collection of essays A Flicker At The Edge Of Things: Essays on Poetics 1987–1997 (Spuyten Duyvil). In 1997 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. He teaches at Evergreen State College, where he hosts Cross-Cultural Poetics on KAOS radio.

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