Tribute to Kathleen Fraser

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 5:00 pm
Photo of Kathleen Fraser
Poets perform a tribute to SF State Professor Emerita Kathleen Fraser. $10 general. $5 low income. Free for students and Poetry Center and Small Press Traffic members.
California College of the Arts Writers Studio, 195 De Haro Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, Small Press Traffic
The Poetry Center
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Kathleen Fraser’s 16 books include her chapbook of collaged wall pieces hi dde violeth i dde violet and essay collection Translating the Unspeakable, Poetry and the Innovative Necessity. She has collaborated on two artist books: boundayr, with aquatints by Sam Francis, and from a text, with original paintings by Mary Ann Hayden. Fraser taught at SF State from 1972 to 1992, served as director of its Poetry Center, founded its American Poetry Archives and wrote and narrated the video “Women Working in Literature.”

After a Guggenheim took her to Italy in 1981, Fraser established residence in Rome. She published and edited the groundbreaking journal HOW(ever) from 1983 to 1991, forwarding the dialogue between scholarship and innovative writing by women; in 1997 she initiated its more recent electronic version How2. Fraser has also taught a California College of the Arts graduate seminar focused on mixed-genre writing and mixed-media collaborations.

Featured guests

  • Lauren Shufran
  • Frances Richard
  • Brian Teare
  • Latasha Diggs
  • Beverly Dahlen
  • Linda Russo
  • Eléna Rivera
  • Robin Tremblay-McGaw
  • Brenda Hillman
  • John Sakkis
  • Jean Heuving



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