We will be giving a presentation on 100 Thousand Poets for Change at 12:30pm as well. Then stick around for the reading (see below) at 4:00pm.
Terri Carrión, Nicholas Karavatos, Michael Rothenberg
Venue: Lecture Hall B
Date: 21st Nov 2011
Timing: 16:00 – 17:00
Cost: Free Entry
The Department of English and the Sharjah International Book Fair present Poetry Reading: Terri Carrión, Nicholas Karavatos, Michael Rothenberg
Terri Carrión was born in New York to a Galician mother and Cuban father. She grew up in Los Angeles where she spent her youth skateboarding and slam-dancing. Terri Carrión earned her MFA at Florida International University in Miami, where she taught Freshman English and Creative Writing. Her poetry, fiction, non-fiction and photography have been published in many print & on-line magazines, including the anthology, Continent of Light (CreateSpace, 2011). Her most recent project is a collaboration with F.R Lavandeira and Loreto Riveiro on a trilingual Galician Anthology (from Galician to Spanish to English). Terri Carrión is assistant editor and art designer for Big Bridge.
Nicholas Karavatos was birthed in Boston and child-hoodwinked in Chicago; he came of age in San Clemente and then lit out to the farthest reaches first of the American northwest, and then the world. Now he’s an assistant professor at The American University of Sharjah and travels widely giving seminars, workshops, poetry readings and intermedia spoken word performances. Since 1984 his poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals. Beat legend David Meltzer writes: “Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. No Asylum (Amendment Nine, 2009) is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp voiced political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity.”
Born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1951, Michael Rothenberg has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 30 years. He is a poet, painter, songwriter, and editor of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else. He is also co-editor and co-founder of JACK Magazine, a literary publication that relates to, but expands beyond, the Beat Generation. His most recent of many collections of poems is My Youth As A Train (Foothills, 2010). He has also edited the collected works of poet Philip Whalen for Wesleyan University Press, and poets David Meltzer, Edward Dorn, and Joanne Kyger for Penguin Books.