on Wednesday, February 15
WHENEVER WE FEEL LIKE IT presents
Norman Finkelstein & Brian Teare
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
& LIVE STREAMING ONLINE via KWH-TV:
Norman Finkelstein teaches modern and contemporary American literature, Jewish American literature, literary theory, and creative writing. His books of poetry include Restless Messengers (University of Georgia Press, 1992), Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007), Scribe (Dos Madres, 2009), and the three-volume serial poem Track (Spuyten Duyvil 1999, 2002, 2005). He has also published five books of literary criticism: The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry (Bucknell University Press, 1988; 2nd ed., 1993), The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature (SUNY Press, 1992), Not One of Them In Place: Modern Poetry and Jewish American Identity (SUNY Press, 2001), Lyrical Interference: Essays on Poetics (Spuyten Duyvil, 2003) and On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred In Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010). Recent poems, essays and reviews have appeared such journals as LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Contemporary Literature, Cincinnati Review, Rain Taxi and Hambone.
A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.