photo: Star Black
POET KENWARD ELMSLIE
APRIL 25, 1999,
$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS AND STUDENTS)
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"Kenward Elmslie tells the insistent tales of our tribe with great humor and seemingly endless invention."
--Robert Creeley, poet
Kenward Elmslie, a stalwart New York School poet, performs and reads from Routine
Disruptions: Selected Poems and Lyrics, his long-awaited new collection from Coffee House Press. These poems gather an often comedic cornucopia of his work--autobiography, travel exotica, performance pieces, and confessional love poetry. Elmslie has published 32 books since 1961, including Circus Nerves and the Frank O'Hara Award-winning Motor Disturbances. A singing poet, he has toured widely with his solo musical, Postcards on Parade, and this spring his opera libretto Lizzie Borden will be performed at Lincoln Center. Cosponsored by Rain Taxi, Coffee House Press, and the Department of English and the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota.