Hank Lazer and Andrew Maxwell

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm
Photos of Hank Lazer and Andrew Maxwell
Poets Hank Lazer and Andrew Maxwell read from their work. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Hank Lazer

Hank Lazer, professor emeritus and associate provost emeritus at University of Alabama, has published 23 books of poetry, including Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), Brush Mind: At Hand (Greencup Books, 2016), N24 (Little Red Leaves/Textile Series, 2014), N18 (complete) (Singing Horse Press, 2012), Portions (Lavender Ink, 2009), The New Spirit (Singing Horse, 2005), Elegies and Vacations (Salt, 2004) and Days (Lavender Ink, 2002). Selected Poems and Essays of Hank Lazer, completed by a group of translators and with a preface by Nie Zhenzao, was published by Central China Normal University Press in 2015. In 2015, Lazer was selected for the state of Alabama’s highest literary award, the Harper Lee Award, for a lifetime of achievement in literature.

Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell is the author of Peeping Mot (Apogee Press, 2013) and Candor is the Brightest Shield (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). Interested in meta-literature and compressed forms, Maxwell has worked for more than a decade as a taxonomist and manager of classification and machine learning initiatives at Google in Los Angeles, where he is also a radio DJ and co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau, a valise fiction and reading salon in Chinatown. From 1997 to 2005, he published a journal of poetry and translation, The Germ, with MacGregor Card. Maxwell has released several small collections of poems, lists and epigrammatic writing on the PRB imprint — portable, artisanal items meant to pass hand to hand in limited quantity.