Called by James Schuyler “the most stimulating poet of his generation,” Charles North is the author of nine books of poems, most recently Cadenza (2007) and Complete Lineups (2009); a book of essays on poets, artists, and critics, No Other Way; and collaborative works with artists and other poets. North’s poetry has appeared in many periodicals and more than thirty anthologies, including Post-Modern Poetry in America (Norton), From the Other Side of the Century (Sun & Moon), Best American Poetry (Scribner), and New York Poets II (Carcanet). His newest collection, What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems (Turtle Point/Hanging Loose), is due in October. North is Poet-in-Residence at Pace University in NYC.
Internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman has been a member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she has helped create and nurture for over four decades, as writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. She is the author of more than 40 books, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman, a collection of essays entitled Vow to Poetry and several selected poems editions. She has collaborated extensively with artists, musicians, and dancers. Her play “Red Noir” was produced by the Living Theatre in 2010. She has also been working with other media including audio, film and video, with her husband, writer and video/film director Ed Bowes, and with her son, musician and composer Ambrose Bye. Coffee House Books has just published her monumental anti-war feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment.
Following the reading there will be a wine and cheese reception in honor of the publications What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems and The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment. Co-sponsored with Coffee House and Turtle Point/Hanging Loose.