Michael Heller, Jeff Hilson, Redell Olsen reading in London

FRIDAY, 10 March

Poetry Reading

Michael Heller, Jeff Hilson, Redell Olsen

Michael Heller has, for many decades, been an important American poet and critic. In 1985 he established himself as an expert on the Objectivist poets with his book, Convictions Net of Branches, and he has subsequently published separate works on George Oppen and Carl Rakosi. His critical work has also addressed contemporary avant-garde poetry, Jewish and post-Holocaust poetry and poetics. He published Uncertain Poetries (2005), a collection of essays on twentieth-century poetry. His own poetry has been widely published and collected in Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2003) and This Constellation is a Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books, 2012).

Jeff Hilson has been a prominent figure in London poetry since the 1980s. His publications include stretchers (Reality Street, 2006), Bird Bird (Landfill, 2009) and In the Assarts (Veer, 2010). He edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street, 2008) and runs the reading series Xing the Line. He teaches at the University of Roehampton.

Redell Olsen is a poet and visual artist whose work includes performance, writing and installed texts. Her recent publications include Secure Portable Space (Reality Street, 2004), Punk Faun (Subpress Books, 2012) and Film Poems (Les Figues, 2014). She was, for many years, the editor of the influential online journal HOW2 (How2journal.com), which promotes modernist and contemporary innovative poetry by women. She was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge for 2013-14, and she is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Royal Holloway.

7.00-8.45     11 Bedford Square, London WC1          

 

The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading of poetry by Jane Augustine, Michael Heller and David Miller on Tuesday the 17th November from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the 106th event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For future events in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent book is This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (2012). A new collection, Diánoia, is forthcoming in 2016. A book of essays on his work, The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory, has just appeared. His many awards and honors include the Di Castagnola Prize, NEH Poet/Scholar Award and The Fund for Poetry.

Jane Augustine is a poet, critic, short story writer, visual/sound poetry performance artist, and scholar of women in modernity, with five poetry books, the latest Krazy: Visual Poems and Performance Scripts (2015). Editor of The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text and The Mystery by H.D., she has held the H.D. Fellowship at Yale, has taught at N.Y.U. and Naropa University, Boulder, and is professor emerita Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She lives in Manhattan.

David Miller was born in Melbourne (Australia) in 1950, and has lived in London (UK) since 1972. His more recent publications include The Dorothy and Benno Stories (Reality Street Editions, 2005), In the Shop of Nothing: New and Selected Poems (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007), Black, Grey and White: A Book of Visual Sonnets (Veer Books, 2011) and Reassembling Still: Collected Poems (Shearsman, 2014). He has compiled British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of ‘Little Magazines’ (with Richard Price, The British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2006) and edited The Lariat and Other Writings by Jaime de Angulo (Counterpoint, 2009) and The Alchemist’s Mind: a book of narrative prose by poets (Reality Street, 2012). Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5) appeared from Chax Press in 2011, and a double CD recording of David Miller reading this same work came out from LARYNX in 2012. He is also a musician and a member of the Frog Peak Music collective. His most recent publication is Spiritual Letters (Series 6), published by Shearsman in 2015.