Readings in Contemporary Poetry

May 1, 1995
155 Mercer Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian
Photo: Martha Casanave

Lyn Hejinian's most recent publication is The Cold of Poetry (Sun and Moon Press, 1994). Collections of her writing include The Cell (1991), My Life (1987), Writing Is An Aid To Memory (1978), A Thought Is The Bride of What Thinking (1976), Oxota: A Short Russian Novel (1991), and Leningrad (written in collaboration with Michael Davidson, Ron Silliman, and Barrett Watten). Description and Xenia , two volumes of her translations from the work of the contemporary Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, have been published by Sun and Moon Press. She is the recipient of a Writing Fellowship from the California Arts Council and a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; she was also awarded the Leningrad's E- Award for Independent Literature in 1989. Lyn Hejinian is the co-editor and publisher (with Barrett Watten) of Poetics Journal. She currently lives in California, where she is a member of the Poetics Faculty at New College of California, and a lecturer in the University of California-Berkeley's Department of English.