UB Anderson Gallery presents “New Poets, New Books,” poetry reading of both new and long-time poets
In celebration of the exhibition Transmutation: Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza, the “New Poets, New Books” event will feature Buffalo-based poets, including UB alumni or students, who will present work from their newly published books of poetry. This event will introduce a number of emerging poets to a larger audience. Chiarenza’s hauntingly beautiful black and white abstract photographs will be on view, and at 1pm the artist will provide a tour of his work, following a few introductory remarks by exhibition curator, artist and photography historian Robert Hirsch.
Poetry Reading and Exhibition Tour
Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 1pm to 5pm
Schedule of events:
1pm to 2pm: Carl Chiarenza, Artist-in-Residence and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Rochester, will provide a tour of his photographs.
2pm to 3pm: Readings by Carl Chiarenza of his own poetry, as well as a poem composed by his daughter, followed by readings from poets Michael Basinski, Edric Mesmer, Claire Gay and Lauren Gay.
3pm to 4pm: Audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and peruse poetry books from five presses: BlazeVOX (Geoffrey Gatza); Buffalo Ochre Papers (Edric Mesmer); Habenicht Press (David Hadbawnik); POPpress (Issac Johnson, Claire Gay, and Lauren Gay); and PressBoardPress (Patrick Riedy, Michael Koh, and Letson Williams). Additionally, the books of poetry and exhibition catalogs will be available for purchase.
4pm to 5pm: Poets David Hadbawnik, Geoffrey Gatza, Isaac Johnson, Patrick Riedy and Letson Williams will present their works.
The event is sponsored by UB Art Galleries, the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries and the Mildred Lockwood Lacey Fund for Poetry as administered by the Poetry Collection. This event is free and open to the public.
UB Anderson Gallery is located near Kenmore and Englewood avenues at 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, New York. www.ubartgalleries.org
For more information, contact:
Curator of Education, UB Art Galleries