The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Rae Armantrout and Katie Farris

Event Start DateFriday, March 30, 2012
Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CostCost: free

Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who grew up in San Diego. She has published ten books of poetry and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego, where she is professor of Poetry and Poetics. In 2010, Armantrout was awarded the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Armantrout’s most recent collection, Money Shot, was published in February 2011. She is the recipient of numerous other awards for her poetry, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Armantrout is also one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets but stands apart from other language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Her short-lined poems are often concerned with dismantling conventions of memory, pop culture, science, and mothering, and these unsparing interrogations are often streaked with wit.

Katie Farris’ poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Verse, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently teaches Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University. Of Farris’s first book boysgirls, Joanna Scott says, “"These kaleidoscopic fictions have an astonishing delicacy. They spark and cascade and then burst again, changing shape and settling into surprising, entrancing patterns.”

A reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jericho Brown at (619) 260-2914 or jerichobro@sandiego.edu


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