Saturday, October 15, 7pm – Poetry
Travis Macdonald and Fact-Simile Editions Presents
Rachel Blau DuPlessis & Joseph Harrington
Rachel Blau DuPlessis is an American poet-critic, whose ongoing long poem project, begun in 1986, is collected in Torques: Drafts 58-76, Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan University Press, 2001) and Drafts 39-57, Pledge, as well as Draft unnnumbered: Precis (Salt Publishing, 2004). DuPlessis was awarded a residency at Bellagio in 2007; she was the recipient of a Pew Fellowship for Artists and of the Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize, both in 2002. On October 21st, 2011 from 10am to 5pm, Temple University will celebrate her career and life’s work with an all day tribute featuring poets from Philadelphia and beyond.
Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan University Press 2011), a Rumpus magazine Poetry Book Club selection; the chapbook earth day suite (Beard of Bees Press 2010); and Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan University Press 2002). His creative work also has appeared in BathHouse, 1913: a journal of forms, Hotel Amerika, The Collagist, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, and P-Queue, among others. He teaches at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, USA.