Friday, 7 May 2010

Poetry reading by Peter Gizzi and Michael Heller

Next Monday (10 May) the celebrated US poets Peter Gizzi and Michael Heller will be reading at The University of Warwick's Chaplaincy, 3-5pm, in a free event. Petter is over from the US on a brief tour and this is a great opportunity to see someone on a fast upwards trajectory in the world of exciting poetry.

Peter Gizzi's books include The Outernationale (Wesleyan, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Wesleyan, 2003), Artificial Heart (Burning Deck, 1998), and Periplum (Avec Books, 1992) along with an expanded edition of his first collection, published in Britain: Periplum and other poems 1987-92 (Salt, 2004). He has won numerous awards and is currently Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and poetry editor of The Nation magazine.

New York poet Michael Heller is making a return visit to Warwick following the success of his last appearance here four years ago. His recent publications are Beckmann Variations & other poems (Shearsman, 2010), Eschaton (Taliusman House, 2009), and Two Novellas: Marble Snows & The Study (ahadada press, 2009). Two books of essays as well as his Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (2003) are available in the UK from Salt.

All welcome!


Carrie Etter said...

Would that I could be there! Any chance it will be taped? I'm especially fond of Peter Gizzi's work.

Alan Baker said...

Ah, if only I'd known earlier! I would have arranged to be there. His last two books have blown me away. I see he's reading at some other venues during this month (see here for details) so I'll have to catch up with him elsewhere.

The Editors said...

A quick note - he's reading in Norwich, then Cambridge, then Brighton, and finally for Royal Holloway in London. So keep an eye out!

Post to follow here soon about his reading. Sadly we didn't record his reading, but it was excellent. Hopefully someone else will catch him on digitus.


Jane Holland said...

I was there!

It was good. Though I only managed to scrounge half a pint of Diet Coke out of the Editors afterwards.

Peter Gizzi cited Carol Ann Duffy as a British poet he had ... heard of. Plus the whole shining host of avant-gardists, of course.