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Sarah Arvio and Michael Gottlieb


Dia:Chelsea

Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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13/11/2018 18:30 13/11/2018 23:45 Europe/London Sarah Arvio and Michael Gottlieb Event DetailsTuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:30 pmDia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City  Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.  Sarah Arvio’s recent book of new translations from the works of Federico García Lorca, Poet in Spain (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), has been widely praised. Her earlier books are night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), which is a hybrid of poetry, essay, and memoir, Sono: Cantos (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006), and Visits from the Seventh (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). She is the recipient of a Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and Bogliasco Foundation fellowships, among other honors. Arvio also worked for many years as a translator for the United Nations in New York and Switzerland. Federico García Lorcafrom Poet in Spain Gacela VIIOf the Memory of Love Don’t take my memory of youleave it in my heart trembling white cherry tree January’s martyr A wall of bad dreams divides me from the dead I’m as pained as a fresh lily before a plaster heart All night in the orchard my eyes are like two dogs All night eating the poison quinces Sometimes the wind is a tulip of fear a sick tulipin the winter dawn A wall of bad dreams divides me from the dead Silent grass covers your body’s gray valley On the arch where we meet hemlock is growing Leave me my memory of you leave it in my heart Michael Gottlieb is a poet and the author of nineteen books. He was born in New York City and graduated from Bennington College in Vermont where he studied writing and painting. In addition to numerous collections of poetry, his published work also includes memoirs and essays. His most recent titles are What We Do: Essays for Poets (Chax Press, 2016), I Had Every Intention (Faux Editions, 2014), and Dear All (Roof Books, 2013). A first-generation member of the Language School, he helped edit one of its foundational magazines: Roof. His work appears in numerous anthologies including Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (Northwestern University Press, 2011), edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith, and an upcoming pre-Flarf anthology, edited by Drew Gardner. From MOSTLY CLEARING 11.  what settled on top of the conversation an epochal event what you assumed at firstwas idle flatteryjimmiesscattered acrossan untroubled surfacebeneath whichdrowsily stirredsome soon to be rousedhopes it was a name-dayit was a famous conversionit was the sort of assortmentyou once could only dream ofit was like that special personshowed up for your readingas if it had only been a few weekssince you last crossed paths and he was as aliveas you or me       Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Sarah Arvio and Michael Gottlieb
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Poetry Reading

Deborah Garrison and Gary Lenhart


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Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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04/12/2018 18:30 04/12/2018 23:45 Europe/London Deborah Garrison and Gary Lenhart Event DetailsTuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:30 pmDia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City  Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.  Deborah Garrison is the poetry editor of Alfred A. Knopf and a senior editor at Pantheon Books. Prior to joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in 2000, she spent fourteen years at the New Yorker, where she edited both fiction and nonfiction and wrote criticism for the books section. She is the author of the collections A Working Girl Can’t Win and Other Poems (Random House, 1998) and The Second Child (Random House, 2007). Her poems and pieces about poetry have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Slate,Yale Review, and other journals. Wish In the interval between wakingand knowing,for a moment,less than a moment,I forgot you had died. The crashing blissonly dawned asI knew my mistake.Bent in half and heavingas one never does again. Then a lifetime of nightsspent courtingjust that kind of sleep,that kind of wakinglike a vicious gift. Knowing myself a fraud.Too old to need you now.But if --for a quarter secondthrough the needle'seye again just once -- Gary Lenhart is the author of six collections of poetry, including The World in a Minute (Hanging Loose Press, 2010), Father and Son Night (Hanging Loose Press, 1999), and Light Heart (Hanging Loose Press, 1991). He is also the author of two collections of prose: Another Look: Selected Prose (Subpress, 2010) and The Stamp of Class: Reflections on Poetry and Social Class (University of Michigan Press, 2006). He has contributed essays, poems, and reviews to many anthologies and magazines, and edited the magazines Mag City and Transfer as well as volumes on the work of Michael Scholnick and William Carlos Williams. Lenhart has taught at numerous colleges and universities and is currently a senior lecturer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1996. When Children I don’t want to sentimentalize their lives,Lives I wouldn’t want to live, but did, Happily as most children, thoughI wouldn’t eagerly again.  It was a life Lived for children and dependent uponChildren’s spark, dark and childish In their absence.  Its glees were simple as bellsRing, gold coins spill, a priest sings. But kids are mostly quick, get up and get out,Leaving behind what’s best left but not  Without remorse.  They return, but can’t,So when they do they dull too which can’t be Proved, rebuked, or ignitedBy metaphor, for who are these parents But blunderers like you and me, adult othersAs unlike us as our origins, full of hope and Children hopping around and off, becauseDespite our hopes there’s only love to hold us Here, a love without hope except for childrenQuick to grow and go to the coast or, better, Cross to Italy, beautiful Italy, where the futureLacks capital to oppress the persisting.      Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Deborah Garrison and Gary Lenhart