SUSAN HOWE is a major force in contemporary letters, the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and literary criticism. Her most recent collection is Souls of the Labadie Tract (2007). A new work, Frolic Architecture, is forthcoming with illustrations by photographer James Welling. She has collaborated with composer David Grubbs on two CDs: Thiefth and Souls of the Labadie Tract. Howe is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut and is teaching at Wesleyan this fall.
DAVID GRUBBS has released eleven solo albums and is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers such as Susan Howe and Rick Moody, and with visual artists such as Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, Cosima von Bonin, and Stephen Prina. His work has been presented at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou. A founding member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, he directs the Blue Chopsticks record label and is currently completing the bookRecords Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording for Duke University Press.
Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Hall (Not Russell House!)