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Ekphrasis and the Written Image

Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Leeanne Maxey at lmaxey@nyss.org.

Aldrin Valdez, Inside Space (To Jax), 2012, mixed-media on paper, 11 x 15 in.
Aldrin Valdez, Inside Space (To Jax), 2012, mixed-media on paper, 11 x 15 in.

Rachel Eisendrath is Assistant Professor of English and Chair of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her work on Renaissance literature explores problems of aesthetics and the history of poetic forms. She is the author of Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Rachel B. Glaser is the author of two collections of poetry, MOODS and HAIRDO, the novel Paulina & Fran, and the story collection Pee On Water. She paints and writes in Northampton, MA.

Lara Glenum is the author of four collections of poetry: The Hounds of NoMaximum GagaPop Corpse, and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums. She is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics, an anthology of contemporary women’s poetry and visual art. She teaches in the MFA Program at Louisiana State University.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Milk (Wave Books), as well as ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright). She lives in New York City, where she is an Associate Professor of Poetry in Columbia University’s School of the Arts and co-directs the Columbia Artist/Teachers program.

Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy artist. They are the author of ESL or You Weren’t Here (Nightboat Books, 2018). Aldrin has been awarded fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship & Poets House. Their poetry & visual art appear in The FeltFemmescapesNat BrutPoor Claudia, & The Recluse. Aldrin has presented work at Dixon Place, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, & The Poetry Project. They currently curate the 2018/2019 winter season of the Segue Reading Series with fellow poet Joël Díaz.

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