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Since 2001, the Poem Present Reading and Lecture series has been bringing distinguished contemporary poets to The University of Chicago to read from their work as well as to speak on topics in contemporary poetry of interest to them. This is a unique two-part format designed to meet students and scholars halfway, so to speak. Over the years, the series has expanded to include performances and bilingual events as well. In 2003-2004, the Chicago Media Initiatives Group (CMIG) began capturing each season of Poem Present in both digital video and audio formats for archiving in the University Library as well as for online publication.

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Since 2001, the Poem Present Reading and Lecture series has been bringing distinguished contemporary poets to The University of Chicago to read from their work as well as to speak on topics in contemporary poetry of interest to them. This is a unique two-part format designed to meet students and scholars halfway, so to speak. Over the years, the series has expanded to include performances and bilingual events as well. In 2003-2004, the Chicago Media Initiatives Group (CMIG) began capturing each season of Poem Present in both digital video and audio formats for archiving in the University Library as well as for online publication.

    Heroines: A Reading by Kate Zambreno

    Heroines: A Reading by Kate Zambreno

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    On November 7, 2012, author Kate Zambreno, AM'02, read from her new critical memoir, Heroines.

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    The Offen Poetry Prize Reading featuring Ilya Kaminsky

    The Offen Poetry Prize Reading featuring Ilya Kaminsky

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    The Offen Poetry Prize Reading is a new series that pairs poets from The University of Chicago's undergraduate literary community with an established author in order to make long-lasting professional connections. This inaugural reading features Ilya Kaminsky and V. Joshua Adams.

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    Sherry Poet-In-Residence Series: Ann Lauterbach Poetry Reading

    Sherry Poet-In-Residence Series: Ann Lauterbach Poetry Reading

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    Ann Lauterbach, the David and Ruth Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature; Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College; and the University of Chicago's Sherry Poet-in-Residence, 2012-2013, reads her poetry as a part of the The Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poetry Reading and Lecture series.

    Ann Lauterbach has published several volumes of poetry, including Many Times, but Then (1979), Before Recollection (1987), Clamor (1991), And, for Example (1994), On a Stair (1997), If in Time (2001), Hum (2005), and Or to Begin Again (2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. As described by Thomas Fink in the Boston Review: “Lauterbach has found new forms for expressing the continuousness of change: its ways of summoning and disrupting intimacy, of evoking and subverting the position of perceptions and the framing and decentering play of language itself.”

    In addition to poetry, Lauterbach has published a book of essays, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (2005). She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. For more than 15 years, she has taught at Bard College and codirected the Writing Division of the MFA program. She has also taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of Iowa.

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    A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madžirov

    A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madžirov

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    Nikola Madžirov, poet, essayist, and translator, reads from his many works. He is one of the most powerful voices of the new European poetry. Born in a family of Balkan Wars refugees in 1973 in Strumica, R. Macedonia, he has written poetry that has been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in US, Europe and Asia.

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    Ben Lerner Poetry Reading

    Ben Lerner Poetry Reading

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    Ben Lerner, poet, critic, and professor at Brooklyn College, reads from his work and discusses the craft of poetry as part of the University of Chicago's Poem Present Reading and Lecture series. He focuses on the alienation of modern life and the limitations of communication.

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    A Reading in conjunction with Chicago Review’s ‘British Poets’ Issue (Audio)

    A Reading in conjunction with Chicago Review’s ‘British Poets’ Issue (Audio)

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