Facilitated by Jessi Carnes & Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey, this is a reading & discussion series introducing the work & writing practices of writers in the contemporary literature & arts scene. The series will provide participants an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of our visiting writers before those writers arrive at Woodland Pattern.
Our discussion on Thursday, November 5 will focus on the work of genre-defying poet, Alice Notley, whose decades-long commitment to literary disobedience has given us one of the most wide-ranging and important bodies of work in contemporary American poetry. Notley has authored dozens of books, including Culture of One (Penguin Books, 2011), Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2005 (Wesleyan, 2008). She has authored several award-winning volumes, including Mysteries of Small Houses (Penguin, 1998), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Disobedience (Penguin, 2001), recipient of the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Notley was awarded the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize earlier this year.
Alice Notley is the featured performer at Woodland Pattern's 2015 Anniversary Gala on Friday, November 13. Join us as we celebrate our 35th year!
If you plan to attend the November 5 discussion, please RSVP to Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 263-5001.
Thursday, September 10, 7pm-8pm: Joan Kane
Saturday, October 17, 2pm-3pm: Cecilia Vicuña
Thursday, November 5, 7pm-8pm: Alice Notley
Tuesday, November 10, 7pm-8pm: Brenda Coultas
Copies of each artist's books will be available at Woodland Pattern prior to the scheduled discussion. All discussions are FREE and open to the public!