Beverly Dahlen, Cole Swensen, & Cynthia Hogue
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About the Event
Arizona does not participate in Daylight Savings Time. This means the reading will take part at 6pm Arizona Time, which is the same as Pacific Daylight Time.
Beverly Dahlen is best known for her ongoing work A Reading, begun in 1978 and published in several volumes so far: A Reading 1–7 (1985), A Reading 8–10 (1992), A Reading 11–17 (1989), and A Reading 18–20 (2006). She is also the author of Out of the Third (1974) and several chapbooks, including A Letter at Easter: To George Stanley (1976), The Egyptian Poems (1983), and A reading Spicer & eighteen sonnets (2004). Raised in Portland and a resident of San Francisco since the 1950s, Dahlen is the recipient of a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Small Press Traffic. She was a founding editor of the feminist journal HOW(ever), which is now the online journal HOW2.
Cynthia Hogue is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including In June the Labyrinth (2017), Revenance (2014), Or Consequence (2010), Flux (2002), and Touchwood (1979). Hogue is the author of the critical volume Scheming Women: Poetry, Privilege, and the Politics of Subjectivity (1995). She edited The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream) by Delia Alton, by H.D. (2007, first edition coedited with Julie Vandivere), Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (2006, coedited with Elisabeth Frost), and We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics (2001, coedited with Laura Hinton). Hogue collaborated on the interview-based volume of poetry and photographs When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina (2010) with photographer Rebecca Ross. She received the Academy of American Poets’ Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for her co-translation of Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy’s Fortino Sámano, or The Overflowing of the Poem (2012). Hogue’s additional honors include a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation, and the H.D. Fellowship at Yale University’s Beinecke Library and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute. A graduate of the English PhD program here at the University of Arizona, and Professor Emeritus at ASU where she held the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Hogue now lives in Tucson. Cole Swensen is the author of thirteen collections of poetry and has translated ten books of poetry into English from French. Her most recent books include Gravesend (University of California Press, 2012), Stele (Post-Apollo Press, 2012), and Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Her translation of Lazy Suzie by Suzanne Doppelt (Litmus Press, 2015) was nominated for the Best Translated Book Award and her translation of Island of the Dead by Jean Frémon (Green Integer, 2002) won the PEN USA Award for Literary Translation. In 2009, Swensen coedited American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. A book of her essays on poetry, Noise That Stays Noise, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2011. Born and raised near San Francisco, Swensen earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught for a decade in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program at Brown University and founder and editor of La Presse, a small press dedicated to the translation and publication in English of contemporary French poetry.
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