POETS @ PACE 2017 | Jiwon Choi & Amanda Nadelberg


Monday, November 6th, 6-8 pm, Bianco Room
FREE & Open to the public
Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Level B. Enter on Spruce Street.

The Fall 2017 Poets @ Pace reading features two of the most talented and original young poets in the country. It will include a Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace’s Poet-in-Residence, Charles North, and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Jiwon Choi

Author photo by Matthew Beckerman. Cover design by Marie Carter.

Jiwon Choi lives in Brooklyn, teaches preschool at the Educational Alliance on the Lower East Side, and is an active urban gardener and garden administrator. Her first collection of poems, One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons (Hanging Loose Press, 2017), has received a great deal of praise.

“Pissed off, stripped down, and deadly accurate, these poems spare no one. One of the joys of Jiwon Choi’s poems is that her acerbic wit, rather than limiting experience and shutting down inquiry, instead evokes the riddle of our complex, contradictory human selves.” —Joan Larkin

“Drop me off anywhere with Jiwon Choi—these wildly radiant poems of music & magic reel us in, fairy tale realisms mingled with elemental sound songs.” —Naomi Shihab Nye

Amanda Nadelberg

Images courtesy of amandanadelberg.com.

Amanda Nadelberg was born in Massachusetts and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works as an editor. She has published three books of poems, most recently Songs from a Mountain (Coffee House Press, 2016), as well as three chapbooks. She was selected in 2011 as a “New American Poet” for the biennial feature of the Poetry Society of America, and she is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award.

“Nadelberg’s touch is nimble without being precious, colorful without being tacky, and she confronts loneliness without dwelling, making her sorrow sting all the more with its deftness…her ebullient language captures the giddiness of love and youth.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Songs from a Mountain is a dizzying achievement that rings out loud and precise and clear.” —John Ashbery

 

Poets @ Pace Series Featuring Alice Notley

The celebrated poet Alice Notley is the spring 2017 reader in the Poets @ Pace series.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday April 18th from 6-8 pm in the Bianco Room, Level B, One Pace Plaza. It will include a Q & A, book signing, and refreshments.

Alice Notley has published more than twenty-five books of poems, most recently Certain Magical Acts and has received a number of the most important poetry awards in America, including: The Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Griffin Prize, the Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Prize, The Poetry Society of America Shelley Memorial Prize, and the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.  One of her books was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her writing—experimental, contrarian, feminist, epic, and more—continually surprises and enlarges the scope of what we recognize as poetry.

Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Poets @ Pace

POETS @ PACE

Patricia Spears Jones & Mónica de la Torre

Tuesday, November 11, 6-8 p.m., Bianco Room

        The poets Patricia Spears Jones and Mónica de la Torre will give the fall 2014 reading in the Poets @ Pace series.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Bianco Room, Level B, One Pace Plaza (entrance at 3 Spruce St.).  It will include a Q & A, book signing, and refreshments.  Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Patricia Spears JonesPatricia Spears Jones has received poetry awards from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, NY Community Trust, Goethe Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.  She has published three poetry collections and four chapbooks, and two of her plays were commissioned and produced by Mabou Mines, the acclaimed experimental theater company. Jones’s poetry has been anthologized in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry and Best American Poetry, and she edited Think: Poems for Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Day Hat and Ordinary Women: An Anthology of Poetry by New York City Women.  She has served on literature panels at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Associated Writing Programs, Hollins College, and The New Museum of Contemporary Art.  A Senior Fellow at the Black Earth Institute, she teaches at La Guardia Community College.

Mónica de la TorreMónica de la Torre was born and raised in Mexico City.  She came to the U.S. in 1993 on a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Columbia, and she has published poetry in both Spanish and English.  Her first book in English, Talk Shows, came out in 2007; Public Domain was published in 2008.  She co-edited Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, as well as other multilingual anthologies, and she has translated numerous Spanish-language poets including Poems by Gerardo Deniz.  In addition to poetry, she has been very much involved in the arts. Currently Senior Editor at the art magazine Bomb, she has herself collaborated with a number of artists.  About her work, the poet Mary Jo Bang wrote: “Rather than relying on false certainties and pat recollections, de la Torre offers up a fine-tuned sense of the ridiculous, a world of tomfool capers with a hint of the macabre.”