George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Maria Damon

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
Photo of Maria Damon
Poet, scholar and artist Maria Damon discusses her work. Free for students and Poetry Center members. $5 low income. $10 general.
Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center
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Maria Damon has an extensive background as a published author and poet, text/textile artist and contributor to the digital poetics movement. She is chair of the Humanities and Media Studies Department at the Pratt Institute. Her research covers a diverse range of scholarly concentrations including American poetry from post World War II to the present, poetry and prose by marginalized subcultures and cultural studies in ethnicity, ethnography and diaspora poetics. She is the author of several scholarly books, including Post-literary “America”: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries; Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader, written with Ira Livingston; and The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry. Her poetic work includes Literature Nation, the first book-length hypertext poem on the Internet, written with frequent collaborator mIEKAL aND in 1998.

The George Oppen Memorial Lecture is supported by a donation from the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.


Maria Damon