VAC Poetry Reading - Paul Friedrich, Elizabeth Raby, Steven Schroeder

05/24/2012 6:00 pm
05/24/2012 7:00 pm

Three poets published by Virtual Artists Collective (VAC) Poetry will read from and discuss their work.

Paul Friedrich  is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, of Linguistics, and in the Committee on Social Thought. His poetic publications include four chapbooks and three books of poems and translations: From Root to Flower, Harmony in Babel, and, his latest, a goldfinch instant: Concord to India Haikus.

Elizabeth Raby served as a poet-in-the-schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and taught poetry at Muhlenberg College. Her poems have been translated into Romanian and she is co-author (along with Patricia Goodrich and Casandra Ioan) of a bi-lingual chapbook, Bone, Flesh & Fur (Oase, Carne & Blanã). She has published three collections with virtual artists collective, The Year the Pears Bloomed Twice, Ink on Snow, and, most recently, This Woman.

Steven Schroeder is the co-founder, with composer Clarice Assad, of the Virtual Artists Collective. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago in Asian Classics and the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. His most recent poetry collections are Turn and (with Debby Sou Vai Keng) a guest giving way like ice melting: thirteen ways of looking at laozi.

Books will be available for sale at the event.

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