Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Norma Cole & Will Owen (8/5/09)

@ 7:30 p.m.

Norma Cole is a poet, painter and translator. Her most recent book is Where Shadows Will, Selected Poems 1988-2008 (City Lights). Other books include Spinoza in Her Youth (Omnidawn) and Scout (Krupskaya). She has translated Danielle Collobert, Anne Portugal, & Fouad Gabriel Naffah. Cole has been the recipient of a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, Gertrude Stein Awards, as well as awards from The Fund for Poetry. "Poetics of Vertigo," Cole’s George Oppen Memorial Lecture, won the Robert D. Richardson Non-Fiction Award. Canadian by birth, Cole migrated via France to San Francisco where she has lived since 1977.

Will Owen, a recent Evergreen graduate, has published poems, translations, and collaborative reactions in Peaches and Bats, Slightly West and a side, & Crawlspace's Scrawl. Since last October, Will has been enthusing a bleak landscape through Gallery 1412's poetry reading series and related evenings.

THANKS to WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES and NONSEQUITUR for co-sponsoring this event.

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