07 December 2010

Don't Forget: Halpern on Oppen this Saturday!!

The Poetry Center


Saturday DEC 11
Rob Halpern, presenting the George Oppen Memorial Lecture
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin (at Geary), $10

Join us for the 26th annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture — "Becoming a Patient of History: George Oppen's Domesticity and the Relocation of Politics" — presented by poet Rob Halpern.

Rob Halpern has written several books of poetry, including Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2004), Imaginary Politics (Tap Root Editions 2008), and Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009). Music for Porn is forthcoming (Nightboat Books, 2011). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch 2007), which has just been reissued by Displaced Press.

Currently, he’s co-editing, together with Kathleen Fraser, the poems of the late Frances Jaffer, and translating the early essays of Georges Perec, the second of which, “Commitment or the Crisis of Language,” recently appeared in the Review of Contemporary Fiction with an essay of his own on Perec.

An active participant in the Nonsite Collective, Rob lives in San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches English and Creative Writing.

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