At The Print Center, 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia 19103
Thursday, March 13, 5:30pm, FREE
The Print Center will host an evening of readings by poets who experiment with language and science, curated by noted Philadelphia poet and author Jena Osman. Osman will be joined by poets Amy Catanzano and Allison Cobb whose readings will range in topics from physics to the history of plastic and tie into Demetrius Oliver’s interest in our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world.
Jena Osman’s books of poems include Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Network (Fence Books 2010, selected for the National Poetry Series in 2009), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books, 2004) and The Character (Beacon Press, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). Her book Corporate Relations is forthcoming from Burning Deck Press in April 2014.
Osman was a 2006 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Howard Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry.
She teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Amy Catanzano is an American poet from Boulder, Colorado. Her work has been described as “a poetic vision of multiple orders and multiple forms, of a fluid time set loose from linearity, and an open space that is motile and multidimensional.” Her interests lie in avant-garde literary forms, the intersection of science and literature, and in cross-genre and cross-cultural texts. Works include Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella (Noemi Press) and Multiversal (Fordham University Press). Catanzano is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Wake Forest University.
Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times called Green-Wood “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.” She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund. She lives in Portland, Oregon.