TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice

Amy King, Wayne Koestenbaum, & R. Erica DoyleTENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice
This new series of talks by major poets, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the intersection of contemporary poetic manifesto, practice, queer theory and pedagogy.The second event features talks by:
Amy King, Wayne Koestenbaum, & R. Erica Doyle
…followed by a discussion/Q&A session.


on Tuesday, November 17
at 6:30 PM

at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Skylight Room)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, and forthcoming, Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox) and I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press).  She teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.  For information on the reading series Amy co-curates in Brooklyn, NY, please visit The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series (http://stainofpoetry.com) and http://amyking.org for more.

Wayne Koestenbaum has published twelve books, which include five works of nonfiction prose (Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen’s Throat, Double Talk), five collections of poetry (Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems), one novel (Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes), and one deliberate hybrid of fiction and nonfiction (Hotel Theory).  The Queen’s Throat was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.  He wrote the libretto for the opera Jackie O (music by Michael Daughterty).  Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as a Visiting Professor in the Yale School of Art’s painting department.

R. Erica Doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles, Callaloo, and many other places.  She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. She is also a fellow of Cave Canem and her manuscript, proxy, was a finalist for the 2007 Cave Cavem Poetry Prize. Erica teaches in the NYC public schools and is the facilitator of Tongues Afire: A Creative Writing Workshop for queer women and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.

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TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice is curated by Tim Peterson (Trace). For additional information, visit theTendencies blog.

All events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies), The Graduate Center PhD Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group.


upcoming TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice events:Dodie Bellamy, Eileen Myles, and Kevin Killian
on April 9 at 6:30 PM
in the Martin Segal Theater at CUNY Graduate Center




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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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