This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on February 17, 2011 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. Ann Lauterbach and Paul Foster Johnson read that evening.
Ann Lauterbach was born and raised in New York City. She is the author of eight books of poetry including Or to Begin Again (Penguin, 2009), which was nominated for the National Book Award, Hum (2005), If in Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (2001), On a Stair (1997), And for Example (1994), Clamor (1991), Before Recollection (1987), and Many Times, but Then (1979), as well as a book of essays, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (1994). Her collaborations with visual artists include Thripsis, with Joe Brainard (1998), A Clown, Some Colors, A Doll, Her Stories, A Song, A Moonlit Cove, with Ellen Phelan (1996), and How Things Bear Their Telling, with Lucio Pozzi (1990). In 2008, Lauterbach’s collaboration for Ann Hamilton's “Tower” was the subject of a talk at Beineke Library's, “Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book.” She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. She is currently the Ruth and David E. Schwab Professor of Language and Literature and co-chair of Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and visiting core critic at the Yale University School of Art.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Ann Lauterbach, please click here.