[Local events] FWD: Thu 10/16 & Sat 10/18: Rae Armantrout

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Mon Oct 13 21:59:47 PDT 2014


/Two events this week with Rae Armantrout/


*/Poetry Reading/*

*    Thursday, October 16**
*    7:00 pm

*Smith Memorial Union, Room 294 
<http://www.pdx.edu/profile/visit-smith-memorial-student-union>*
     Portland State University
     1825 SW Broadway


/*Talk on Poetry and Freud's "Uncanny"**
* <http://yaleunion.org/rae-armantrout/>/
*    Saturday, October 18**
*    5:00 pm

*Yale Union <http://yaleunion.org>
*    800 SE 10th Avenue

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Portland State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing, together 
with Yale Union, will host a reading and a talk by Rae Armantrout.

Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San 
Diego, and the author of numerous books of poetry, Armantrout began her 
career associated with Language writing, the highly visible avant-garde 
movement of the 1970s that conscientiously avoided linguistic 
transparency, and she contributed to the "experiment in collective 
autobiography" /The Grand Piano/, which chronicled the Bay Area 
incarnation of Language poetry. Nevertheless, Armantrout's work has 
attracted admirers across aesthetic divides for its captivating blend of 
enigma and precision; her 2009 volume /Versed/ won both the Pulitzer 
Prize and National Book Critic's Circle awards.
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