DuPlessis, Gottlieb, & Mandel
Time & Location
About The Event
This means the reading will take part at 2pm Arizona Time, which is currently the same as Mountain Standard Time. This event takes place at 5pm in New York.
The work of Rachel Blau DuPlessis includes the multi-volume long poem Drafts (1986- 2012), and the collage poems Graphic Novella (2015) and NUMBERS (2018). Her serial poem in book-length episodes, called Traces, with Days, includes Days and Works, 2017; Late Work, 2020; Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2018; Poetic Realism, 2021; and Daykeeping (submitted). She has written extensively on gender, poetry and poetics including The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012), and on objectivist poetry and poetics, as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen.
Michael Gottlieb is a poet and the author of twenty-one books. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, his published work also includes memoirs and essays. His most recent titles are Mostly Clearing (Roof, 2019), What We Do: Essays for Poets (2016, Chax Press), I Had Every Intention (2014, Faux Editions), Dear All (2013, Roof Books), Letters to A Middle Aged Poet (2012, Otoliths), The Dust (2011, Roof Books), Memoir and Essay (2010, Faux/Other). A first-generation member of the Language Poetry school, he helped edit one of its foundational magazines, Roof. He was also the publisher of Case/Casement Books (1981-1999) and started the Last Tuesday multi-media performance series at La Mama in NYC in the 1980s.
Several of his works have also been adapted for the stage, including excerpts from Mostly Clearing, adapted by Genée Coreno and The Dust, his authoritative 9/11 poem which the dramatist Fiona Templeton staged at the St. Marks Poetry Project on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Tom Mandel was born and grew up in Chicago. He was educated in the city’s jazz and blues clubs and at the University of Chicago. He has lived in New York, Paris, San Francisco and Washington DC. He lives in Lewes, Delaware. He is the author of Realism, Letters of the Law, To the Cognoscenti, Erat, Some Appearances, Central Europe, Ready to Go, and other books of poetry, as well as co-author of The Grand Piano. His work has been anthologized in Post-Modern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, In the American Tree, 49+1: Poètes Americain. as well as multiple volumes of Best American Poetry.