Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

December 4: Olivier Brossard on Keith Waldrop

Posted in Announcements, Events, Resources by beineckepoetry on December 3, 2009

The WGCP will meet this Friday, December 4, from 3-5 in room 116 in the Whitney Humanities Center; the focus of our discussion will be Transcendental Studies by Keith Waldrop, recent winner of the National Book Award.

Our discussion will be guided by Olivier Brossard, associate professor at the University of Paris Est (Marne-La-VallĂ©e). Professor Brossard is an esteemed scholar of the New York School of Poetry, and a talented and accomplished translator of American poetry into French. He will provide a strong context for reading Waldrop’s work and will offer insights that he’s gained from being so deeply invested in Waldrop’s work as a translator and scholar.

For links and related resources related, visit: http://mailman.yale.edu/pipermail/wgcp-whc/2009-November/000233.html ; for a sample of Waldrop reading from his work, visit: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2009/11/weekly-poems-keith-waldrop-2009-national-book-award-winner.html

This session will be our last of the semester, but when we resume again at the end of January our first session of the new semester will feature a visit from Waldrop himself.