Wednesdays at 4 Plus
Spring 1999 Poetry and Prose   January 27 - May 2
at the State University of New York, Buffalo (Amherst Campus)

Joanna Scott
James Longenbach
Prose & Poetry Reading
Weds., Jan. 27, 4pm
Center for the Arts (CFA) Screening Room
Lecture by Logenbach: "Sex and the Plain Style in
Contemporary American Poetry"
Weds., Jan. 27, 11am, 438 Clemens
MacArthur fellow Joanna Scott's novels include Fading, My Parmacheene Belle; The
Closest Possible Union; Arrogance; and The Manikin, and a collection of short
fiction, Various Attitudes. Longenbach's books include poetry Threshold (Chicago), and criticism, Modern Poetry After Modernism (Oxford). Both are professors in the English department at the University of Rochester.

Anselm Berrigan
Lisa Jarnot
Poetry Reading
Weds., Feb. 10, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Jarnot and Berrigan are both UB graduates, class of '92 and class of '94, respectively. Now both organize readings at one of New York's most important poetry centers, The Poetry Project of St. Mark's Church. Jarnot's most recent book is Some Other Kind of Mission. Berrigan is the author of Integrity & Dramatic Life.

Charles Bernstein
Book Party
Weds., Feb. 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Talking Leaves Books (3158 Main St., Buffalo)
Book signing for My Way: Speeches and Poems (University of Chicago) and Log Rhythms, illustrated by Susan Bee (Granary Books).

Kenneth Goldsmith
Poetry/Prose Reading
Tues., Feb. 23, 7:30pm
Hallwalls (2495 Main St., Buffalo)
Conceptual poet and installation artist Kenneth Goldsmith's most recent book is No. 111 2.7.93-10.20.96; other works include Fidget, Soliloquy, and 73 Poems. Goldsmith will read with the Poetics Program's Mark Peters, who coordinates The Deluxe Rubber Reading Series, of which this is the first event.

Joanne Kyger
Ben Friedlander
Poetry Reading
Weds., Feb. 24, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Joanne Kyger's most recent book is Just Space: Poems 1979-1989, from Black Sparrow Press. Kyger lives in Bolinas, California. Poet, scholar, editor, and critic, Ben Friedlander is the author of Selected Poems,  just out from Meow Press; he is currently finishing his Ph.D. at UB. Co-sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center.
 

Bernadette Mayer
Peter Gizzi
Sun., Feb. 28, 2pm
Hallwalls (2495 Main St., Buffalo)
Mayer's books include The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (Hard Press) and Proper Name and Other Stories (New Directions). Gizzi, a recent Ph.D. from UB, is the author of Artificial Heart (Burning Deck) and teaches at UC-Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center

Eleni Sikelianos
Laird Hunt
Poetry Reading
Weds., Mar. 3, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Thurs., Mar. 4, 5pm
Portable Talks (19 Hodge Avenue #9, Buffalo)
Sikelianos's most recent book is The Book of Tendons; she presently works at the St. Mark's Poetry Project as a program coordinator and is actively involved in translations from the French and Greek. Hunt is the author is Thousands and Snow Country; he lives in New York. Sikelianos's Portable Talk is entitled "On the Sublime," Hunt's "Some Notes On History, Writing."

Nancy Shaw
Peter Jaeger
Talk and Poetry Reading
Tues., Mar. 16, 8pm
Cornershop (82 Lafayette, Buffalo)
Nancy Shaw will give a talk on "Cultural Poetics." Shaw is a member of Vancouver's Kootenay School of Writing, former editor of Writing and author of Scoptocratic. Jaegar will give a reading. He is a Poetics Program Fellow for 1998-99.

Kevin Davies
Nancy Shaw
Poetry Reading
Weds., Mar. 17, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Kevin Davies, like Nancy Shaw, is associated the Kootenay School of Writing. Tsunami published his Pause Button, Give is forthcoming from Aerial/Edge. He lives in New York.

Jean Donnelly
Leslie Bumstead
Fri., Mar. 19, 8pm
Cornershop (82 Lafayette, Buffalo)
Donnelly is the author of The Julia Set (Edge Books, 1995). Bumstead's poems have been published in Central Park and The Germ. Both poets live in the Washington, DC area.

Jay Fliegelman
Lecture: "Signed, Inscribed and Annotated: Dramas of Book Ownership in America, 1650-1850"
Thurs., March 25th. 12:30
Baldy Kiva Room 101
Fliegelman's books include Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority, 1750-1800  and Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance. He teaches at Stanford.

Jim Rosenberg
Loss Pequeño Glazier
Poetry Reading / Hypertext Performance
Weds., March 31, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Rosenberg is one of the leading hypertexual/web poets and theorists, whose best known work is Intergrams (Eastgate Systems). Poet Glazier is Director of UB's  Electronic Poetry Center and Webmaster for the College of Arts & Sciences. Books include Leaving Loss Glazier, and Small Press: An Annotated Guide.

Michel Deguy
Poetry and Prose Reading
Raymond Federman
Weds., Apr. 7, 4pm
CFA Screening Room
Acclaimed metafictioneer and UB Distinguished Professor Federman returns to campus as part of a celebration of his life and work. Michel Deguy is one of France's most celebrated poets. Given Giving, his selected poems, tr.  Clayton Eshleman (Univ. of California Press, 1984). Deguy will be introduced by Wilson Baldridge.

Tribute to Raymond Federman /
Les Écrits Français Marginaux
Fri., Apr. 9, 1-5pm and Sat. Apr. 10, 11:00-3pm
120 Clemens Hall
Friday is the Federman tribute, with Gérard Bucher (1:30pm); Federman (2pm); panel with Doug Rice, Larry McCaffery, Thomas Hartl, and Robert Ridel (2:30pm); Judd Hubert (3:30pm), and Renée Hubert (4pm). All but Bucher in English, times subject to change. Saturday will be mostly in French and features Suzanne Crosta, Christian Onikepé,  Jonathan Ngaté, and a student roundtable. For more information: ECRITS



In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations:
Friday, Apr. 9, 8pm: Michael Palmer and Bobbie Louise Hawkins reading at Hallwalls (2495 Main Street, Buffalo), co-sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center
Sat., Apr. 10, 1999, 6 - 8pm: Opening reception for In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, with special guests Creeley, artists John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, James Surls, and poet/publisher Jonathan Williams.
Sat., Apr. 10, 1999, 2:00pm: Panel discussion on collaboration with Chamberlain, Dine, Surls, and Williams. CFA Screening room. For more information: CREELEY

Peter Jaeger
"Notes Towards a Prolegomenon to bpNichol's Poetics: A Brief Indroductory Preface"
Weds., Apr. 14. 4pm
CFA Screening Room.
Jaeger's ABC of Reading TRG: Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, and the Toronto Research Group is forthcoming from Talonbooks (Vancouver).

Jerome Sala
Charles Bernstein
Poetry Reading
Sun., May 2, 2pm
Hallwalls (2495 Main St., Buffalo)
Jerome Sala's most recent book of poems is Raw Deal: New and Selected Poems (Talisman). Bernstein teaches in the Poetics Program of the Department of English at UB. Sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center.
In conjunction with this reading, Susan Bee will exhibit her paintings on Saturday, May 1, 8-11pm, at Cornershop (82 Lafayette at Dewitt, near Niagara).
 
All Events are Free and Open to the Public

"Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" is a Poetics Program production sponsored, in part, by the James H. McNulty Chair, Department of English (Dennis Tedlock); the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities (Robert Creeley); the Melodia E. Jones Chair in French, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Raymond Federman); the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters, Department of English (Charles Bernstein), the Poetry and Rare Books Collection (Robert Bertholf); the Butler Chair, Department of English, and the Just Buffalo Literary Arts Center. The series is produced with the cooperation of the Center for the Arts and the Department of Media Studies, and Talking Leaves Books. Design by Susan Bee. Coordinated by Charles Bernstein. For further information call (716) 645-3810 or contact us at Mdunlap@acsu.buffalo.edu. Visit our web site: epc.buffalo.edu.