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  • From: Ken Rumble <rumblek AT>
  • To: Desert City Listserve <desertcity AT>
  • Subject: [DesertCity] Desert City 2004/2005 Season
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 23:55:26 -0400

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to pass along the schedule for the 2004/2005 season of the Desert City Poetry Series. 

All readings this season will be held on Saturdays at 8pm at Internationalist Books: 405 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina:

Also, check out the Desert City web log: for information, schedule updates, and more.

The schedule:

****September 18th, Saturday, 8pm:
Joseph Donahue author of Incidental Eclipse, World Well Broken, this reading will celebrate the publication of his latest chapbook In This Paradise by Carolina Wren Press.  Donahue is a visiting professor in the English Department at Duke University.
James Brasfield won the 2000 PEN Award in Translation for his translation of the Russian poet Oleh Lysheha’s Selected Poems.  In 2001 Brasfield won an NEA fellowship in poetry.  His own poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, and Crazyhorse, among others.  He is a professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

****October 23rd, Saturday, 8pm:
Aaron McCollough is the author of Welkin and Double Venus, poetry editor of Gut Cult, and man behind the Flowers That Glide weblog.  His poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Canary, Stride, Phoebe, and Drunken Boat.  His third book, Little Ease, is forthcoming.  He is earning his doctorate in English Literature at the University of Michigan.
Tony Tost won the 2003 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets for his manuscript Invisible Bride.  He organizes the Open Eye Poetry Series; his poems have been published in Fence, Field, Spinning Jenny, and Typo.  He lives in Carrboro, NC.

****November 13th, Saturday, 8pm:
C. S. Giscombe is the author of Here, Giscome Road, and a work of non-fiction Into and Out of Dislocation.  He is a professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.  His honors include a Fullbright Scholarship, the Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry, a Pushcart Award, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry 1996. 
Jon Thompson, professor of English at NC State University, will celebrate the publication of his first collection of poetry, Pictures of a Floating World, with the reading in the fall of 2004.  He is the editor of Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

****January 15th, Saturday, 8pm:
Standard Schaefer won the 1999 National Poetry Series Award for his collection Nova.  He will be celebrating the publication of his second collection, Water & Power, this winter.  He currently lives in San Francisco where he is the non-fiction editor for the New Review of Literature and a freelance journalist. 
Second reader to be announced.

****February 19th, Saturday, 8pm:
Cole Swenson is the author of more than eight collections of poetry, including National Poetry Series winner New Math and New American Poetry Series Award winner Noon.  In addition to teaching in the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she translates contemporary French poets such as Olivier Cadiot and Jean Tortel. 
Chris Vitiello is the author of Nouns Swarm a Verb and edited the highly acclaimed literary journal Proliferation.  He lives in Durham where he works with a technical documentation company.

****March 26th, Saturday, 8pm:
Kent Johnson, with Forrest Gander, is the translator of Imminent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz which was a finalist for the PEN Translation Award in 2002.  He is also the translator of Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yususada
Patrick Herron is the Carrboro Poet Laureate and organizer of the Carrboro Poetry Festival.  His manuscripts include Be Somebody and Hyper-Lustrous Purse.

****March date to be announced:
Jennifer Moxley’s collections of poetry, The Sense Record and Imagination Verses, have been called some of the most unusual work being done in the world of avant-garde poetry.  She is a lecturer at the University of Maine, and her work has appeared in Jacket, Chain, and How2.
Andrea Selch is the editor for Carolina Wren Press and author of Succory.  She will be celebrating the publication of her first full-length collection, Startling, in the Winter of 2005. 

****April date to be announced:
Lee Ann Brown grew up in Charlotte, NC, and will be returning for most of 2004-2005.  She is the author of New American Poetry Award winner Polyverse and The Sleep That Changed Everything
Carl Martin is a long time Winston-Salem resident and author of Go Your Stations, Girl and Genii over Salzburg.  His third collection, Rogue Hemlock, is forthcoming.

****April date to be announced:
Lisa Jarnot is the author of the poetry collections Ring of Fire and Black Dog Songs as well as a forthcoming biography of the poet Robert Duncan.  She lives in New York City.
Lance Phillips, a resident of Charlotte, is the author of Corpus Socius and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.  His second collection of poetry is forthcoming in the spring. 

Detailed announcements of each reading will be forthcoming. 

Thanks to you all, and see you soon......

Ken Rumble,

  • [DesertCity] Desert City 2004/2005 Season, Ken Rumble, 08/30/2004

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