Monday Night Poetry: Star Black, Louis Asekoff, & Mark Ford

February 13, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Star Black is the author of six books of poems, most recently Velleity’s Shade (Saturnalia Books), a collaboration with Bill Knott. Her work includes three books of sonnets, Waterworn, Balefire, and Ghostwood, as well as a collection of double-sestinas, Double Time, and a book of collaged texts, October for Idas. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present, and 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11. She has taught at The New School, Stony Brook University, has lectured at the Bennington Writers Seminars, and is the co-founder of the KGB Bar Poetry Series in the East Village. She works in New York City as a photographer and visual artist.

Louis Asekoff is the author of Dreams of a Work (Orchises Press, 1993) and North Star (Orchises Press, 1997). His poems have been published in American Poetry Review, Poetry, The New Yorker, among others. His awards include Jerome Shestack Prize, American Poetry Review. He received an NYFA Fellowship in 1998 and an NEA Fellowship in 1998.

Mark Ford was born Nairobi, Kenya. He has a BA and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has published three collections of poetry, Landlocked (1991), Soft Sift (2001), and Six Children (2011). He has also published a biography of the French writer Raymond Roussel, and a parallel text edition of Roussel’s final poem, Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique (New Impressions of Africa). He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, and a selection of his reviews and essays have been published in two volumes, A Driftwood Altar (2005) and Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays (2011). He is currently editing an anthology of the poetry of London for Harvard University Press.