Genesee Reading Series: James Longenbach and Anne Coon
January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Wanda Schubmehl
$3 W&B members / $6 general public
Now in its 26th year, the Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region reading in the W&B Performance Space.
James Longenbach is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Iron Key (W. W. Norton); his poems have also appeared in many magazines, including The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. In addition, his reviews of contemporary poets appear regularly in The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Nation, and The New York Times Book Review; his most recent book of literary criticism is The Art of the Poetic Line (Graywolf). A longtime member of the English Department at the University of Rochester, he also teaches regularly at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Anne C. Coon is Professor Emeritus in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Redactions, Provincetown Arts, Nimrod, and The Baltimore Review. Anne’s books include Henry James Sat Here; Via del Paradiso; Daedalus’ Daughter; and Discovering Patterns in Mathematics and Poetry, co-authored with Marcia Birken. Anne’s poetry has been set to music by composer Daniel Koontz, and she has collaborated with photographer John Retallack on a forthcoming book. She is currently working on her second novel.