Fall 2012, News & Events

Tuesday 09/25/2012

Ann Lauterbach.

Reading: Ann Lauterbach and Alan Gilbert

192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st St., Chelsea, NY
Thursday, September 27th @ 8PM

Readings by MFA Art Criticism and Writing Faculty members Ann Lauterbach and Alan Gilbert, and Wendy Walters

Futurepoem books is an award-winning New York City small press that publishes innovative poetry, prose and cross-genre literature. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, this event brings together poet Ann Lauterbach, a member of Futurepoem’s advisory board, and two Futurepoem authors, Alan Gilbert and Wendy Walters.

Ann Lauterbach, poet and essayist, is the author of eight books of poetry, an essay collection, and has collaborated with visual artists including Ann Hamilton, Joe Brainard and Lucio Pozzi. Her most recent book of poems, Or To Begin Again (2009) was a finalist for a National Book Award. She is Ruth and David Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College, where she is also co-Director of Writing in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Among her awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Alan Gilbert’s first book of poems, Late in the Antenna Fields (Futurepoem, 2011) was a finalist for The Believer Poetry Award. A second book of poems, The Treatment of Monuments, is forthcoming this fall from Split Level Texts. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.

Wendy Walters is the author of the book of poems, Longer I wait, More You Love Me and the forthcoming Troy, Michigan, from Futurepoem. She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Callahoo, HOW2, and Seneca Review, and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, and Harper’s Magazine. She is Assistant Professor of Poetry at The New School’s Eugene Lang College in New York City.