On Nov. 7 Purple Cow featured the work of poet Ed Roberson in anticipation of his upcoming reading here at UGA, today at 4:30pm in the Park Hall Library room 261.
Voiced by UGA graduate and undergraduate students: Sarah Dutcher, Khaled Khlifi, Christopher Nelms, Caleb Beckwith, and Purple Cow hosts Claire, Laura, and Nathan, Roberson’s poems were accompanied by some tracks off Sonny Sharrock’s album “Black Woman,” Sir Richard Bishop’s album “Polytheistic Fragments,” John Fahey’s “Yellow Princess.” Rounding out the show were two poems by Nathaniel Mackey set music by Don Cherry from his album “Mu.” Thanks to all of our readers who brought these Roberson’s poems to life, and to our listeners, we bring you a recording of Saturday’s show:
Here’s some more info stolen off the English Dept.’s homepage about the upcoming reading by Ed Roberson: Thursday , November 12 at 4:30PM
“Poet Ed Roberson will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. in the Park Hall Library, Room 261. Born in 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Roberson has published eight volumes of poetry, the most recent of which are The New Wing of the Labyrinth (Singing Horse, 2009) and City Eclogue (Atelos, 2006). His collection Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In was a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; his book Atmosphere Conditions was a winner of the National Poetry Series and was nominated for the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Award. He is a recipient of the Lila Wallace Writers’ Award and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award. Retired from Rutgers University, he currently lives in Chicago, where he has taught at Columbia College, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Lanier Chair. Free and open to the public. Please address any questions to Andrew Zawacki (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jed Rasula (email@example.com).”
Purple Cow has the privilege to interview Roberson about his poetics and perspective on writing, poetry, and life. The interview will be recorded and posted online (on the soon-to-be minted Interviews section) and available to everyone.
See you all at the reading…