The Ordinary Evening Reading Series closes out 2006 with readings by two terrific poets, Gabriel Gudding and Rosanna Warren, on December 19th at 7pm in the Anchor Bar's Mermaid Room (downstairs at 272 College St., New Haven). We hope you'll take some time from the busy holiday season and join us.
Gabriel Gudding is the author of two books, A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series, 2002) and rhode island notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, forthcoming 2008), which was written entirely in his car during 25 roundtrips on the highways between Providence, Rhode Island and Normal, Illinois. A resident of Normal, Illinois since 2002, he's an Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Illinois State University, teaching "experimental poetry." Gabriel's work has appeared in such venues as New American Writing, LIT, Fence, American Poetry Review, Sentence, Jacket, and has been anthologized in Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). He is a trained mediator for Illinois State, has begun two creative writing programs in prisons, and maintains a blog, Conchology.
Rosanna Warren was born in Connecticut in 1953. She was educated at Yale (BA 1976) and Johns Hopkins (MA 1980). She is the author of one chapbook of poems (Snow Day, Palaemon Press, 1981), and three collections of poems: Each Leaf Shines Separate (Norton, 1984), Stained Glass (Norton, 1993), and Departure (Norton, 2003). She edited and contributed to The Art of Translation: Voice from the Field (Northeastern, 1989), and has edited three chapbooks of poetry by prisoners. With her husband, Stephen Scully, she translated Euripides' Suppliant Women for Oxford University Press (1992). She has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, ACLS, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Lila Wallace Readers? Digest Fund, among others. Stained Glass won the Lamont Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets. She has won the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lavan Younger Poets' Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and the Award of Merit in Poetry from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004. She was a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999 to 2005. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2004-2005 she was president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. She is Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities at Boston University.