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< May 2005 >

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Please note that the event previously scheduled for this time has been changed to Thursday, below
Clark CoolidgeGizzi
Poetry reading by Michael Gizzi & Clark Coolidge  Gizzi is author of, among other collections, No Both, Too Much Johnson, & most recently, My Terza Rima.   Jack Kimball has said of Coolidge that "he may be the most powerful poet on either coast".  Coolidge is author of dozens of books, including Now It's Jazz: Writings on Kerouac & The Sounds, Far Out West, Alien Tatters, Own Face, & Bomb..
Slender Grace
Poetry reading by Rod Jellema. Jellema's fourth collection, A Slender Grace, reveals him to be, as Andrew Hudgins says, “a poet of deep & humane good sense who's infused with an abiding awareness of the holy.”
Juniper Festival  in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts
5:00 P.M. — 8:00 P.M.   Book & journal fair open for browsing.
8:00 P.M.  Zoe Heller will read.
Juniper Festival  in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts
11:00 A.M.  Book & journal fair open for browsing.
11:30 A.M.  Talk by Charles Simic on "British Poetry Today"
12:30 P.M.  Poetry reading by Mark Ford
  3:00 P.M.  Fiction reading by James Wood
  3:45 P.M.  Authors' Roundtable with ZoŽ Heller, Mark Ford, Simon Armitage, & James Wood;
    moderated by Brian Henry.
  8:00 P.M.  Poetry reading by Simon Armitage
Three Bell Zero
English Poet Miles Champion & William Howe will read from recent work. Champion is author of two volumes of poetry, Compositional Bonbons Placate & Three Bell Zero, as well as several chapbooks. Tom Raworth has written that “Miles Champion uses just the necessary words, & puts them in interesting places: definitely hard to film. Three Bell Zero is a kamikaze book which will ring in infamy (Burt Lancaster plays the asterisk); a wrecker's lantern in a lyric storm.”
African American Novel
Bernard W. Bell, former professor at the University of Massachusetts & now professor at Pennsylvania State University, will talk ”On Becoming an African American Scholar Activist“.   Bell is editor & author of many books, including The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots & Modern Literary Branches, recently published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
Folding Ruler Star Lichtenberg Figures
Poetry reading by Aaron Kunin & Ben Lerner.   Kunin grew up in Minneapolis, was educated at Brown, Johns Hopkins, & Duke, & lives in Connecticut, where he is a visiting assistant professor of 18th-century English literature at Wesleyan University.  His work has appeared in many journals, including Boston Review & FenceFolding Ruler Star is his first collection of poetry.  Ben Lerner is author of The Lichtenberg Figures.  He holds a B.A. in Political Theory & an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University.  He co-founded & co-edits No: A Journal of the Arts, & his own poetry can be found in a variety of magazines, including Fence, Paris Review, Ploughshares, & Verse.

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