Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, December 11, 1998
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Jackson Mac Low

Jackson Mac Low is a poet, composer, playwright, and maker of verbal and musical performance and radio works, some collaboratively written, and many performed, with his wife, Anne Tardos. His visual artworks have been exhibited in North America, Europe, and Australia. His most recent book is Barnesbook (Sun & Moon, 1996). His next will be Two Plays: The Marrying Maiden and Verdurous Sanguinaria (Sun & Moon, 1999). Other recent books include 42 Merzgedichte in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters (Station Hill, 1994), Pieces o’ Six: 33 Poems in Prose (Sun & Moon, 1992), Twenties: 100 Poems (Roof, 1990), Words nd Ends from Ez (Avenue B, 1989), and Representative Works: 1938-1985 (Roof, 1986). Honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and two from New York State’s Creative Artists Public Service program, as well as the America Award for Poetry, a Fulbright grant for travel, reading, and performance in New Zealand, a composer’s grant from New Zealand’s Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, and three unsolicited grants from The Fund for Poetry. He taught at New York University for seven years and has taught creative writing at The State University of New York at Binghamton and Albany, Brown and Temple Universities, the University of California at San Diego, Bard College, Naropa Institute, the Schule für Dichtung in Wien, and elsewhere. He has read and performed his work throughout North America, Europe, and New Zealand.