Event Archive

Below is a list of our past events. By clicking on the event you can see a list of the authors who participated and links to live recordings from the event.

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet who now lives in France. She began publishing in the early 90s in Vancouver, where she worked for many years with the writer-run collective, Kootenay School of Writing, and in the artist-run centre community, writing texts for visual artists, a practice she continues, most recently completing an essayfor the Kunstweiher in Hamburg, for a sculptor and poet Karl Larsson. With Matthew Stadler, in 2013 she edited and annotated Revolution: A Reader, a 1200 page guide to how to live in the present. Her poetry books include Debbie:An EpicThe Weather, R's Boat and Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip. Enitharmon is now bringing out a British edition of The Men, first published in 2006 by Bookthug, who also published her 2012 book of essays, Nilling. Coach House books has just published the new long poem Cinema of the Present. In spring 2014, she was the Bain Swigget visiting Lecturer in Poetry at Princeton University. She currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts programme  at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.

Fanny Howe & Bradford Morrow

Fanny Howe has written numerous books of fiction and poetry and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lenore Marshall Award and the Ruth Lilly Lifetime  Achievement Award, among others.  Her most recent collection of poetry, Second Childhood, was published by Graywolf Press. 


Bradford Morrow is the author of seven novels, including the literary thriller The Forgers (just out with The Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic), The Diviner’s TaleTrinity Fields, and Giovanni’s Gift, as well as a short story collection, The Uninnocent. He is the founding editor of Conjunctions and has contributed to many anthologies and journals. A Bard Center Fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.

Lucy Corin

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney's Books), and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers:  A History for Girls (FC2).  Stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Tin House Magazine, and elsewhere.  She spent 2012-13 at the American Academy in Rome as the John Guare Fellow in Literature and currently directs the Program in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis.  She’s at work on a novel, The Swank Hotel.

Ed Pavlić

Ed Pavlić's newest books are Let's Let That Are Not Yet : Inferno (National Poetry Series, Fence Books, 2015), Visiting Hours at the Color Line (National Poetry Series, Milkweed Editions, 2013), But Here Are Small Clear Refractions (Achebe Center, 2009, Kwani? Trust, 2013) and Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (U Georgia P, 2008). Others works include Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (Copper Canyon, 2001), Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture (U Minnesota Press, 2002), and Labors Lost Left Unfinished (UPNE/Sheep Meadow Press, 2006).  Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, he is the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes, including the National Poetry Series Open Competition (2012, 2014).

Jesse Ball

Jesse Ball  is a poet and novelist whose books include A Cure for Suicide (forthcoming), Silence Once BegunThe CurfewThe Village on Horseback,  The Way Through Doors,Samedi the Deafness, and March Book.  He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of LubeckBrennan, Harp & Carr.  His work has also appeared in the Best American Poetry series.  He teaches classes on practice (lying, lucid-dreaming, walking) at MFA in Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain in the 21st Century


Benito del Pliego is the editor of Extracomunitarios:  nueve poetas latinoamericanos en España.  He is the translator of books by Americans Lew Welch and Gertrude Stein.  His own most recent book is Fabula, a collaboration with Pedro Núñez.



Esther Ramón is the author of Sales.  Born in Madrid, she is the editor of the literary magazine Minerva, and was the host of Radio Círculo's program "Definición de savia."  She has taught at Bates College and New York University.

Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain in the 21st Century

Pilar Fraile Amador is the author of Larva Seguido de Cerca, translated by Brown student Lizzie Davis '15.  Host of a Madrid radio program on poetry, she also directed events of the Association Indómita.  She was born in Salamanca in 1975.



Born in Bimenes, Asturias in 1974, Marcos Canteli is the editor of  http://www.7de7.net (revista de escritura & poéticas) and ofdandolavoz.blogspot.com.  He is the translator of Robert Creeley's Pieces.  His most recent book of poetry is catálogo de incesantes.

Peter Covino

Poet, translator, and editor Peter Covino is associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Right Place to Jump (2012), and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005), both from Western Michigan University Press, New Issues. His prizes include the 2007 PENAmerican/ Osterweil Award for emerging poets; the Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence (2013); and the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his chapbook, Straight Boyfriend (2001).  Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets: poem-a-day, American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, LIT, The Paris Review, Witness, The Yale Review, and The Penguin Anthology of Italian-American Writing,among others. He is also one of the founding editors of Barrow Street Press (1998). 

Arthur Sze

Arthur Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including Compass Rose (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press), The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web, and Archipelago. He is also a translator and editor and has published The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese and edited Chinese Writers on WritingThe Unfolding Center, a collaboration with artist Susan York, was recently published by Radius Books.

A bilingual Chinese/English selected poems, Pig's Heaven Inn, is forthcoming in Beijing. His poems have been translated into ten languages, including Burmese, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. His honors include the 2013 Jackson Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, and two NEA fellowships. A professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, as well as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Sze lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.