Walker Art Center

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Free Verse: Bernadette Mayer

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the art of contemporary poetry and its roots in the experimental tradition. Bernadette Mayer, an avant-garde writer associated with the New York School of poets, was director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York in the 1980s, and coedited the conceptual magazine 0 TO 9 with artist Vito Acconci. She is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry that have been widely influential.

Mayer will be joined onstage by Chicago poet and artist Jennifer Karmin, author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice, and fellow New York poet Philip Good, author of Untitled Writings from a Member of the Blank Generation. Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.