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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