Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

Marjorie Welish: Additional Readings

Posted in Announcements, WGCP Communications by beineckepoetry on September 25, 2009

 

The following additional readings for Marjorie Welish’s upcoming visit have been posted online here: Welish Readings. Requests for permission to reprint should be made to author and editors.

Marjorie Welish, “A Test of: Spacing,” in Denver Quarterly, 42:1, 2008

Marjorie Welish, “Isle of the Signatories” and “In Situ,” in War and Peace #4: Vision and Text, Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, Eds. (O Books, 2009)

Marjorie Welish and Judieth Goldman, Interview in War and Peace #4: Vision and Text, Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, Eds. (O Books, 2009)

Marjorie Welish Readings

Posted in Announcements by beineckepoetry on September 9, 2009

This fall’s first two sessions are dedicated to the work of poet, artist, and critic Marjorie Welish. A discussion of her recent book Isle of the Signatories (2008), as well as several essays (to be announced) will take place on Friday, September 18, 3 p.m. at WHC; Welish will join the WGCP for a conversation about her work on Friday, October 9, 3 p.m. at WHC.

Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Slought, 2003) consists of papers given at a conference on her writing and art at the University of Pennsylvania. A Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in 2007, she taught seminars in art criticism at the University of Frankfurt, where she also worked to complete Oaths? Questions?, done in collaboration with James Siena. Other art grants and fellowships awarded her: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation, International Studio Program, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding. Marjorie Welish lives in New York City where she regularly teaches at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Her paintings are represented by Bjorn Ressle Fine Art in New York and are in the following public collections: Collection Werner Kramarsky, New York; Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; New York Public Library, New York; Rutgers (University) Archive for Printmaking Studios, New Brunswick, NJ; Smith College, Northampton, MA. Her book of art criticism is Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 (Cambridge
University Press, 1999).

Isle of the Signatories (2008) is her most recent book of poems; others are Word Group (2004), and The Annotated ‘Here’ and Selected Poems (2000), this last a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. All are published by Coffee House Press. Welish has received poetry grants and fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University in 2005.

Sound files of Welish reading at UPenn and elsewhere:
http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/linking-page/Welish.html

Recent art criticism by Welish:
http://www.observer.com/2009/style/whatsits-and-thingamabobs

Images of some of Welish’s paintings:
http://slought.org/images/2002.Welish/

Photo: Marjorie Welish reading in the Belladonna Series; photo by Erica Kaufman.

Fall 2009 Schedule

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on September 9, 2009

The Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry is pleased to announce its tentative meeting schedule and proposed readings for fall 2009. Please check back often for updates and changes or subscribe to the WGCP mailing list to received updates directly.

Tentative WGCP Schedule, Fall 2009 — Subject to Change

WGCP Meeting
Friday, September 18, 3 p.m.
Readings: Marjorie Welish — Isle of the Signatories, Essays (TBA)

WGCP Meeting: Marjorie Welish Visit
Friday, October 9, 3 p.m.
Readings: Marjorie Welish — Isle of the Signatories, Essays (TBA)

WGCP Meeting
Friday, October 23, 3 p.m.
Readings: Peter Gizzi — TBA

WGCP Meeting: Peter Gizzi Visit
Friday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Readings: Peter Gizzi — TBA

WGCP Meeting
Friday, December 11, 3 p.m.
Readings: TBA

The Beinecke Library / Whitney Humanities Center Working Group in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics meets Fridays at 3:00pm in room 116 at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, 55 Wall Street (the corner of Church and Wall); schedule changes and special group meeting times and locations will be announced on this site.