The Literature Program


The Literature Program

Written Arts Program presents

A Birthday Reading by Robert Kelly

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The poet Robert Kelly conducts his annual reading in honor of the birthday of his wife, the renowned translator Charlotte Mandell, at Bard Hall, November 22, 7pm.

At Bard since 1961, Kelly is Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature, the codirector of the Bard Written Arts Program, the founding director of the Writing Program of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and a contributing editor of Conjunctions.

Poet, fiction writer, playwright, and more, his most recent publications are Oedipus after Colonus and Other Plays (drcicerobooks) and Winter Music, texts to the photo work of Susan Quasha (T-space Editions). His collaboration with the painter Nathlie Provosty, The Color Mill, will be published Fall 2014 (Spuyten Duyvil) as will his Collected Essays, edited by Pierre Joris and Peter Cockelbergh (Contra Mundum).

His many, many other books include The Common Shore, The Loom, Kill the Messenger, Not This Island Music, The Flowers of Unceasing Coincidence, A Strange Market, Red Actions, The Time of Voice, The Garden of Distances, Lapis, Runes, Threads, May Day. Fiction: A Transparent Tree, Doctor of Silence, Cat Scratch Fever, The Queen of Terrors, and The Book from the Sky.

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Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus