George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Frances Richard

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
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Poet, scholar and art critic Frances Richard delivers The Poetry Center's 32nd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture. Free to $10.
Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Frances Richard

Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). She writes frequently about contemporary art and is co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005). Her writing on visual art has appeared in Artforum, The Nation, BOMB and exhibition catalogs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum and Independent Curators International, among others. She teaches at California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute.

The George Oppen Memorial Lecture

Each late autumn, since 1985 and the initiation of The George Oppen Memorial Lecture series, a poet — or very occasionally a scholar who doesn’t, as a practice, write poetry — has delivered a talk, at the invitation of the The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University. This year's guest lecturer is renowned poet, scholar, and art historian Roberto Tejada, founding editor of the bilingual Spanish-English journal Mandorla, which was instrumental in introducing George Oppen's poetry in translation to Latin American readers of poetry.

The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust. Our gratitude to the late Dorothy “Dottie” Fowler.