Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, December 5, 1997
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Kathleen Fraser

Kathleen Fraser is the author of twelve books of poetry, including two letter press collaborations with artists Sam Francis and Mary Ann Hayden. She has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Reed College, The Naropa Institute and San Francisco State University where she was professor of Creative Writing from 1972 to 1992. She founded The American Poetry Archives during her directorship of The Poetry Center at SFSU. From 1983 through 1991, Kathleen Fraser published and edited the groundbreaking journal HOW(ever), focusing on innovative/exploratory work by English-language women poets. She wrote and narrated the video anthology Women Working in Literature. She is a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry and has received an NEA Poetry Fellowship and the NEA Young Writers Award. Early in her career, she won the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize (New School, NYC) and was featured on the first “Young Poets” series at the 92nd St. Y, NYC, in 1964. Kathleen Fraser currently splits her year between San Francisco and Rome.