May 12, 2022

Professor Robert Kelly Hosts Brooklyn Rail’s Radical Poetry Reading on December 8, Featuring Three Bard/ae Alumni

Robert Kelly

Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature Robert Kelly curates The Brooklyn Train‘s 64th Radical Poetry Reading featuring four great American poets, including three Bardians. Billie Chernicoff ’78, Pierre Joris ’69, Kimberly Lyons ’81 and Jerome Rothenberg will read during this online event which will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. ET. Register for the event here.

American poet Robert Kelly was born in Brooklyn. He attended CUNY and Columbia University, and since 1961 has taught at Bard College. He is the author of over 60 published volumes of fiction, poetry and prose poems. His first novel from 1967 The Scorpios first attracted him a cult readership, and in 1980 his book kill the messenger won the Los Angeles Times Book price.

Writer Billie Chernicoff is the author of several books of poetry, including the most recent Amoretti (Collectif Lunar Chandelier, 2020), as well as The Red dress (Dr Cicero Books, 2015), Bronze and waters of (Collectif Lunar Chandelier, 2018 and 2016).

Poet, translator, essayist, anthologist Pierre Joris traveled between Europe. in the United States and North Africa for 55 years, publishing over 80 collections of poetry, essays, translations and anthologies. More recently, Fox-trails, -tales & -trots (Black Fountain Press 2020), translations Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Previous Poetry by Paul Celan (FGS 2020), and A City of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly and Microliths: posthumous prose by Paul Celan, A City of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly (all Contra Mundum 2020 presses).

Poet Kimberly Lyons is the author of Chapel (Oread Press, 2018), About close (Metambesendotorg, 2016), Fixed as soon as possible (Belladonna Collaborative), Calcination (Faux Press) and a limited edition collaboration with artist Ed Epping, Courage (Attic books).

An internationally renowned poet, translator, anthologist and performer, Jerome Rothenberg has published over 90 books of poetry and 12 collections of traditional and avant-garde poetry such as Sacred Technicians and Poems for the millennium.

Publication date : 12-07-2021