07 April 2012

The One Day Poetry Festival

Ron Silliman
2 PM
Beach Auditorium

Ron Silliman is internationally recognized as one of most significant and influential poets and commentators on contemporary poetry in the United States. He has written and edited more than a score and a half books, including The Alphabet, Tjanting, and The Age of Huts. His anthology, In the American Tree, remains the most interesting and vital collection of avant-garde poetry since Donald Allen’s New American Poetry. This reading will be his only Los Angeles area appearance in 2012. He has been the recipient of two NEA grant as well as the Levinson Prize from the Poetry Foundation in 2010. His blog  RonSilliman.blogspot.com enters its second decade of daily operation as one of the “must visit” spots on the internet.

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4 PM - 6 PM
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Sandra Gilbert
7 PM
Beach Auditorium

Sandra M. Gilbert is one of America’s foremost poets and also a major voice in literary criticism. She has published eight collections of verse, which have garnered praise and prizes that include the American Book Award (for Kissing the Bread), the Patterson Prize (for Ghost Volcano), The John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, the Premio Lerici Pea Award from the Liguri nel Mondo Association, and several awards from Poetry Magazine. Her most recent work, Aftermath, has been called by former poet laureate Billy Collins a “collection by a virtuoso with heart.” A prolific and highly influential literary critic, Gilbert’s works have become classics in English studies: she is the co-author, with Susan Gubar, of four major works of feminist literary theory, including the ground-breaking Madwoman in the Attic and the three-volume work No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, and she has co-edited, also with Gubar, The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. A collection of thirty years of her literary critical essays entitled Rereading Women has just been published by Norton.

University Student Union
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840


Parking available in Lot 16

(Funded in part by the Associated Students, Incorporated, CSU Long Beach, the CSULB English Department, HipPoetics Creative Writing Club, and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.)

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