Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow Lisa Robertson

We are pleased to announce our 2013-2014 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, Lisa Robertson.

Reading: Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM

Lecture: Thinking Space: Kepler’s Ellipse, Warburg’s Atlas: Monday, February 10 at 7:30 PM

Where: Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

Cost: Free

Contact: agoldberg@naropa.edu; 303-546-3581

Lisa Robertson’s visit will begin on Friday, February 7 with a reading. A book signing will follow Robertson’s reading, during which her limited edition signed broadside and books will be for sale. The broadsides will be sold for $10 each, and all sales for the broadsides will be cash only. The following Monday, Robertson’s events will continue with a lecture titled Thinking Space: Kepler’s Ellipse, Warburg’s Atlas. Both events are free and open to public.

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and essayist who now lives in the Vienne region of France, in a hamlet with a population of four humans and three dogs. During her time in this place she has published two books; Nilling, a book of prose essays, and Revolution: A Reader, edited and annotated in collaboration with Matthew Stadler. Other recent collaborations have been a sound based performance project with the poet Stacy Doris, as The Perfume Recordist, and text/image installation work, with the artist Kathy Slade. Coach House Books will publish her next book, a long poem called Cinema of the Present. She is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.

The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is distinguished from other visiting programs because of its intensive nature. The Fellow’s visit includes a reading, instruction, and direct contact with students, who are given access to the writer’s expertise, including a weekend practicum. Community-wide events are incorporated into the Fellow’s stay, including a reading, a lecture relating to the development of poetry/prose in the 20th and 21st centuries, and a book signing. The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Committee on Poetry, founded by the late Allen Ginsberg.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Ariella Ruth at 303-546-3581 or agoldberg@naropa.edu to inquire about accessibility and discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.