Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dine, Katz, & Michener Read this Saturday

Through some secret of magic and rain, painter JIM DINE, he of the There at the Birth of Pop Art, has been induced to give his second poetry reading in 40 years here in Portland this Saturday. He'll be joined by New York's own VINCENT KATZ and photographer/poet DIANA MICHENER.

Details below; come out if you're close. This one should be An Event.
Clinton Corner Café, 2633 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR

The Tangent Reading Series

JIM DINE was born in 1935. He has been a painter, sculptor, and poet all his life. This is his second reading in 40 years.

is a poet, translator, art critic, editor, and curator. He is the author of nine books of poetry, including Cabal of Zealots (1988, Hanuman Books), Pearl (1998, powerhouse books), Understanding Objects (2000, Hard Press), and Rapid Departures (2005, with artist Mario Cafiero). His new book, Judge (2007, Charta/Libellum) is a collaboration with artist Wayne Gonzales that takes its words entirely from The New York Times. Katz writes frequently on contemporary art and has published essays or articles on the work of Jennifer Bartlett, Francesco Clemente, Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith, Philip Taaffe, and Cy Twombly. He won the 2005 National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association, for his book of translations from Latin, The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (2004, Princeton University Press). He was awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature at the American Academy in Rome for 2001-2002 and was a Guest of the Director for a one-month residency at the American Academy in Berlin in Spring, 2006. He is the editor of the poetry and arts journal VANITAS and of Libellum books.

was born in Boston in 1940. She has had many exhibitions of her photographs in the U.S. and Europe. In 2001, she was given a retrospective at the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris. A book of her photographs and writing, DOGS, FIRES, ME, was published by Steidl Verlag in 2005.

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