Reading, Book Launch

Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Simone White, Lynn Xu

  • Thu, Jan 10, 2019
    (This event has already happened.)

    Swift Hall, Third floor
    1025 E 58th St.

    RSVP requested

    As a complement to Let me consider it from here, three poets will read from new work, written for the occasion. Embodying the concerns of the exhibition in their own ways, their poems offer rich viewpoints on how a private or personal space can open on to larger social and political realities.

    This event also marks the launch of the catalogue for Let me consider it from here, featuring these new poems alongside documentation from the gallery presentation.

    The three authors will also come together in a lunchtime discussion the following afternoon. Read more.

    Co-presented with Poem Present/Program for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Chicago.

    Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s latest book is Experience in Groups (Wave, 2018). He is also the author most recently of People on Sunday (Wave, 2013) and the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets (Minus A Press, 2012). O’Brien is a Professor of English at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.

    Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, Unrest and House Envy of All the World. Her work has appeared in Frieze, BOMB, Chicago Review and Harper’s, among other places. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn.

    Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. She is the author of Debts & Lessons, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and June, a chapbook. With her family, she divides her time between Marfa, TX, and Chicago, IL, where she teaches at the University of Chicago.