If you will or can be in Cambridge next Friday (18th), there’s the following to look forward to:
Alice Notley & Reitha Pattison @ the Cambridge Reading Series. Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 7.30pm.
To add to the bios below, both poets have appeared in the CLR, issues 2 (Notley) and 3 (Pattison). You can read the latter here.
ALICE NOTLEY has published over thirty books of poetry, including (most recently) Reason and Other Women; Grave of Light, New and Selected Poems 1970-2005; and In the Pines. Culture of One (Penguin) and Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (Wesleyan) are forthcoming in 2011.
With her sons, Anselm and Edmund Berrigan, Notley has recently edited both The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Notley has received many prizes and awards including the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Award, the Griffin Prize, two NEA Grants, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. She lives and writes in Paris, France.
Reitha Pattison was born in Metroland, Outer London in 1977. She has studied Speech Sciences, and English Literature at various institutions, and has just finished her PhD on the work of the American writer, Edward Dorn. Her first book of poems, Word is Born—dual and duelling translations from the canzoni of Troubadour, Betran de Born, with Michael Kindellan—was published in 2006 by Arehouse Press. Her second book of poems, Some Fables, has just been published by Grasp, and her third book is coming along ok. Other poems of hers have appeared in Pilot and Axolotl.