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Keith Jones and Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno: The William Corbett Poetry Series
Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Keith Jones is the author of Echo’s Errand and the poetry chapbooks, blue lake of tensile fire, shorn ellipses, the lucid upward ladder, Fugue Meadow, and Surface to Air, Residuals of Basquiat. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Harvard Review, Transition, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Africana Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is the current Poet-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory.
Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, poet, biographer and translator, is the author of more than two dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles, E.E. Cummings, and a group portrait of American writers in Paris 1944-1960, The Continual Pilgrimage. Night Suite, his newest book of poems, was published earlier this year by Talisman House. Other books of poetry include Learning to Use Black (Paris: Alyscamps, 2021), Dix méditations sur quelques mots d’Antonin Artaud, translated by Patricia Pruitt (Paris: Alyscamps, 2018), Remission (Talisman House, 2016), and Mussoorie-Montague Miscellany (Talisman House, 2014). He has written librettos for Thomas Adès (America: A Prophecy Part I), Faber Music/Warner Classics CD, 2011, and for Andrey Kasparaov (Lorca: An Operatic Cycle in Five Acts (Paris: Alyscamps, 2022). Until retiring, he taught writing at MIT for a quarter-century. He lives in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.