Tribute to Will Alexander

Jun, 08 2021

Tribute to Will Alexander

Dia is pleased to announce the final event in its Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. This season, instead of pairing two poets for an evening, curator Vincent Katz has chosen a format that pays tribute to five exemplary poets. For each event, a small group of readers will pay homage to one of the featured poets, followed by a reading by that poet. The featured poet for this event is Will Alexander.

The tribute readers for this event will be Tongo Eisen-Martin, Paolo Javier, Janice Lee, and Uche Nduka.

Will Alexander was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is a poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, aphorist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist. He is author of thirty collections of writing, including A Cannibal Explains Himself to Himself (2019), Across the Vapour Gulf (2017), and Kaleidoscopic Omniscience (2013). He is a recipient of the Whiting Fellowship for Poetry, California Arts Council Fellowship, PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award, American Book Award, and Jackson Poetry Prize. His work has been translated into French, German, Romanian, and Spanish.

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