photo credit: John Sarsgard
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
7:30 - 9:00pm
EXIT ART, 475 10th Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets), NYC
Marcella Durand will read a selection of her poems and present a talk on in conjunction with the SEA exhibition, The End of Oil.
Durand’s recent books are Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem, 2008), AREA (Belladonna, 2008), and The Anatomy of Oil (Belladonna, 2005). Other books include Western Capital Rhapsodies, City of Ports, and Lapsus Linguae. Her poems and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, The Canary, Denver Quarterly, Chain, The Poker, Verse, NYFA Current, and other journals. She has given talks on the intersections of poetry and ecology at Kelly Writers House, Small Press Traffic, Dactyl Foundation, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and other venues. Excerpts from her ongoing collaboration with Tina Darragh, based on environmental science, Deep Ecology and Francis Ponge, have appeared in Anomaly, How(2), and Ecopoetics. She was a writer-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2006, and in 2005 organized a reading and panel on the inter-relations between astronomy and poetry as part of the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena Conference at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Currently, she is translating Michèle Métail’s Les horizons du sol/Earth’s Horizons, a history of the geological formation of Marseille written within a Oulipian formal constraint; a section of her translation appeared last year in The Nation. She lives in New York City’s East Village with her husband Richard O’Russa and son Ismael Toussaint Durand O’Russa.
Marcella Durand is 2009 Poetry Artist Fellowship recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This reading is co-sponsored by Artists and Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program.