Writers on Writing: Sarah Riggs

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
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Sarah Riggs discusses her Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck). Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Riggs is the author of WATERWORK, Chain of Miniscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling, 60 Textos and 36 Blackberries. Her book of essays, Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop and O'Hara was published by Routledge in 2002. She has translated or co-translated from the French the poets Isabelle Garron, Marie Borel, Etel Adnan, Ryoko Sekiguchi and, most recently, Oscarine Bosquet. Several of Riggs's books of poetry have appeared in French translations by Françoise Valéry and others, with the publishers Éditions de l'attente and Le Bleu du ciel. A member of the bilingual poetry collective Double Change and founder of the interart nonprofit Tamaas, she divides her time between the U.S. coasts and Paris, where she is a professor at NYU-in-France.

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public on Mondays this semester. Taught by Robert Glück, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.