192 Tenth Avenue at 21st St., Chelsea, NY
Thursday, September 27th @ 8PM
Readings by MFA Art Criticism and Writing Faculty members Ann Lauterbach and Alan Gilbert, and Wendy Walters
Futurepoem books is an award-winning New York City small press that
publishes innovative poetry, prose and cross-genre literature. To
celebrate its 10th anniversary, this event brings together poet Ann
Lauterbach, a member of Futurepoem’s advisory board, and two
Futurepoem authors, Alan Gilbert and Wendy Walters.
Ann Lauterbach, poet and essayist, is the author of eight books of
poetry, an essay collection, and has collaborated with visual artists
including Ann Hamilton, Joe Brainard and Lucio Pozzi. Her most recent
book of poems, Or To Begin Again (2009) was a finalist for a National
Book Award. She is Ruth and David Schwab Professor of Languages and
Literature at Bard College, where she is also co-Director of Writing
in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Among her awards are
a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Alan Gilbert’s first book of poems, Late in the Antenna Fields
(Futurepoem, 2011) was a finalist for The Believer Poetry Award. A
second book of poems, The Treatment of Monuments, is forthcoming this
fall from Split Level Texts. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York
Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative
Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.
Wendy Walters is the author of the book of poems, Longer I wait, More
You Love Me and the forthcoming Troy, Michigan, from Futurepoem. She
is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Her
poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Callahoo,
HOW2 and Seneca Review and her prose has been published or is
forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, and Harper’s Magazine. She
is Assistant Professor of Poetry at The New School’s Eugene Lang
College in New York City.