Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham reads an "Occasional" score, written in conjunction with the exhibition Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972. In it she weaves her own poetic language with "found" language assembled from Michelangelo Pistoletto's critical Arte Povera texts and other sources.
Graham is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Swarm (Ecco Press, 2000), The Errancy (1997), and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. According to poet James Tate, "Her poems are constantly on the attack. She assays nothing less than the whole body of our history, reshaping myth in ways that risk new knowledge, fresh understanding of all that we might hope to be." Graham has taught at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University.
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