Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SDMA Summer Salon Series: Rae Armantrout 8/19, 6:15PM

Photo Credit: Kevin Walsh

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego Museum of Art on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 at 6:15 PM, with Rae Armantrout.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to... the public. The reading will take place in the "Asian Court" room.

Wesleyan will publish Rae Armantrout's next collection, Money Shot, in spring of 2011. Armantrout's most recent book, Versed (Wesleyan, 2009), received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next Life (Wesleyan, 2007), was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by The New York Times. Other recent books include Collected Prose (Singing Horse, 2007), Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2004), The Pretext (Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2001). Her poems have been included in anthologies such as American Hybrid (Norton, 2009), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (1993), American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (Wesleyan, 2002), The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford, 2006) and The Best American Poetry of 1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.. Armantrout received an award in poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego. Writing in Poetry magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, “I would trade the bulk of contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry like Armantrout's. "

Geoffrey Cunningham will be doing a performance/installation in the lower rotunda all evening, and Joshua White will offer a jazz concert upstairs at 7pm. We hope that you can join us for Rae Armantrout's reading as well as these other events.

San Diego Museum of Art
"Asian Court" Room
Thursday, August 19, 6:15 PM

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