Join us at TurnPark Art Space on Friday, August 19th at 5PM for an evening of contemporary poetry featuring Geoffrey Young, Charles Bernstein and David Grubin.
This event is by donation and open to the public.
Doors at 5PM
Poetry reading at 5:30PM
Geoffrey Young was born in Los Angeles in 1944, and grew up in San Diego. He moved to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1982, after college years at UCSB, and a Fulbright year in Paris, 1972-73. His small press, The Figures (1975-2005), published more than 135 books of poetry, art writing, and fiction. His own recent series of chapbooks include MONEY (2022), PIVOT (2021), SAUCE (2018) and ASIDES (2019). Larger collections include THE RIOT ACT (Bootstrap Editions, 2008) and FICKLE SONNETS (The Figures, 2005).
He directed the Geoffrey Young Gallery from 1992-2018, during which time he wrote catalogue essays for a dozen artists.
Charles Bernstein is the winner of the 2019 Bollingen Prize for Near/Miss (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and for lifetime achievement in American Poetry. He is the author of Topsy-Turvy (Chicago, April 2021) and Pitch of Poetry (Chicago, 2016). Bernstein is Regan Professor, Emeritus, of English and Comparative Literature, at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Brooklyn and Kinderhook, NY.
For more on Topsy-Turvy: https://jacket2.org/commentary/topsy-turvy
A director, writer, and cinematographer, David Grubin has produced films ranging from history to art, poetry to science, winning many awards including 2 Duponts, 3 Peabodys, 5 from the Writers Guild, and 10 Emmys.
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is a former chairman of the board of The Film Forum, a member of the Society of American Historians, and on the board of directors at Poets House. Grubin has taught documentary film producing at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program, and has lectured on filmmaking across the country.
While making films for decades, he has always been profoundly connected to poetry. Now, after telling other people's stories for so long, he's surprised and delighted to be telling his own.