Andrew Joron and Julie Carr

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 4:30 pm
Photo of Andrew Joron
SF State Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Andrew Joron and Julie Carr read from their work. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center
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Andrew Joron

Dubbed by the Boston Review as “the metaphysician-elect of contemporary American poetry,” SF State Creative Writing Assistant Professor Andrew Joron is also an essayist and translator. His work takes its inspiration from science, philosophy and music. He started writing sci-fi poetry, then expanded his scope to include avant-garde and innovative techniques. “Had Wallace Stevens met Isaac Asimov in heaven (the) poems would be the transcript of their talk,” Duke University Professor Joseph Donahue has said of Joron’s work.

Julie Carr

Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta), RAG (Omnidawn) and the forthcoming Think Tank (Solid Objects). She is also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry (Dalkey Archive) and co-editor of Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in 19th-Centuary and Contemporary Poetic Practice, forthcoming from University of Alabama Press. Carr has won the Sawtooth Poetry Prize and was selected for the National Poetry Series. Her co-translations of Apollinaire and contemporary French poet Leslie Kaplan have been published in Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review and elsewhere. Carr was a 2011 – 12 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. Her work has been anthologized widely, including in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.