PCWS PRESENTS: ANNE WALDMAN
Waldman is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Poetry
Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award and was recently appointed a
chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of more than
40 books of poetry, including, most recently, GOSSAMURMUR. She was a
founding member and director of the Poetry Project and cofounder of the
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.
THIS EVENT STARTS PROMPTLY AT 8:30
FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Anne Waldman will be at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 830pm. Waldman’s poetry is recognized in the lineage of Whitman and Ginsberg, and in the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of the New American Poetry. Yet she remains a highly original “open field investigator” of consciousness, committed to the possibilities of radical shifts of language and states of mind to create new modal structures and montages of attention. Her work is energetic, passionate, panoramic, fierce at times. She is the author of more than 40 books, and is co-founder, with Allen Ginsberg of the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. We are delighted to have her here.
“This book release poster was commissioned by Random House at the request of Charles Bock for his debut novel “Beautiful Children,” and will be available on his book release tour of the US.
One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn’t come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages…”
“It was like watching your dog shit on some ladies lawn right when she is coming out of her house…”
PUBLIC READING: SEPT. 19 at 830pm in the FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM
Charles Bock is Pitt’s 2013-14 Fred R. Brown, which recognizes the accomplishments of talented fiction writers, usually emerging novelists. This award was made possible by Fred Brown, a life-long resident of Western Pennsylvania and alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Bock’s novel Beautiful Children, was a New York Times bestseller and notable book of the year, and won the Sue Kaufmann Prize for best first
novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and
the Iowa Review, as well as in numerous anthologies. He’s received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri foundation in Umbria Italy, Yaddo, UCross, and the Vermont Studio
Center. Bock earned a Master of Fine Arts in fiction and literature from Bennington College and has taught fiction at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City.
Our season kicks off on Thursday, September 19 with novelist Charles Bock. Join us at 8:30 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.