Poetry Reading |
Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Bill Berkson / Matt Longabucco
Bill Berkson was born in New York in 1939. He moved to Northern California in 1970 and now divides his time between San Francisco and New York. He is a poet, critic, curator, and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he taught art history and literature for many years. He has been a corresponding editor for Art in America since 1988 and has contributed to such other journals as Artcritical, Artforum, Aperture, and Modern Painters. His recent books include: Snippets (Omerta, 2014); For the Ordinary Artist with a collection of his art writings (BlazeVox, 2011); Not an Exit with drawings by Léonie Guyer (Junge Garden Books, 2011); Repeat After Me with watercolors by John Zurier (Gallery Paule Anglim, 2011); Lady Air (Perdika, 2010); Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2009); and BILL with drawings by Colter Jacobsen (Gallery 16 Editions, 2008). Coffee House Press published a new collection of his poems, Expect Delays, in November 2014.
Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbook Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has recently appeared in Capricious, The Brooklyn Rail, and Parkett. He is also a cofounder of Wendy’s Subway, a twenty-four-hour library, workspace, and meeting place for writers, artists, and readers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn.
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