Ann Lauterbach

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1966-67 Columbia University, New York (Contemporary Literature)

1960-64  University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA (English)

1956-60  High School of Music and Art, New York (Painting)

Grants and Awards

Artist Residency  Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 2001

Artist Residency  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachussetts 1999  

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (Poetry) 1993

Jerome J. Shestack Prize (first) from the editors of The American Poetry Review l990

New York State Council for the Arts Grant 1988

Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant 1988

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 1986

Yaddo Residences 1980, 1982, 1984, 1994

Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) Grant 1978

Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship to Columbia University 1966-67


The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (New York: Penguin, 2005)

Hum (New York: Penguin, 2005)

If In Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (New York, Penguin, 2001)

Thripsis (with Joe Brainard) (Calais, Vermont Z Press) 1998      

On A Stair  (New York, Penguin) 1997

A Clown, Some Colors, A Doll, Her Stories, A Song, A Moonlit Cove

collaboration with Ellen Phelan (New York, The Whitney Museum) 1996

 And For Example (New York, Viking-Penguin) 1994

Clamor(New York, Viking-Penguin ) 1991

How Things Bear Their Telling with Lucio Pozzi (Colombes, Collectif Generation)1990

Before Recollection (Princeton, Princeton University Press) 1987

Greeks collaboration with Jan Groover and Bruce Boice (Baltimore, The Hollow Press) 1984

Sacred Weather (New York, The Grenfell Press) 1984

Closing Hours (New York, Red Ozier Press) 1983

Later That Evening (Brooklyn, Jordan Davies) 1981

Many Times, But Then (Austin, Texas University Press) 1979

Book One (New York, The Spring Street Press) 1975

Vertical, Horizontal (Dublin, The Seafront Press) 1971




A Convergence of Birds Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell. Jonathan Safran Foer, editor. (New York, D.A.P. publishers) 2001

 Edward Hopper and the American Imagination (New York,  Norton) 1995

 Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology Paul Hoover, ed.(New York, Norton)1994

 Parallels. Artists/Poets Feshbach, Heimarck, Rosenfeld eds. (New York, Midmarch Arts) 1993

The Paris Review Anthology George Plimpton, editor (New York, Norton)1990

The Best American Poetry of 1988 John Ashbery, editor (New York, Macmillan) 1988

Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms David Lehman, editor (New York, Macmillan) 1987

Woman Poet: The East Marilyn Hacker et al, editors (New York) 1982

Aerial. A collection of poetry.  Edwin Denby, editor (New York)1979    


Catalogues (selected):

 David Smith Ink Drawings from 1957 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles 2001

 Ann Hamilton whitecloth The 1998 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award Exhibition, The        Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct. 1999

 Brian Wood: Perverse Science (Lieberman Saul Gallery, New York) 1992

 Louisa Chase: Figure in a Landscape (Brooke Alexander, New York)

Readings/Papers (selected):


Bard College/Institute for Thinking and Writing; Temple University, Philadelphia;                                                                     

Global City Review Reading; DIA Center for the Arts;                                                                        

The Ear Inn; The Graduate Center; Connecticut College;

Conference on German/American Little Magazines Berlin, Germany June 1993

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island: participant Festschrift for Barbara Guest

Paper: "Unpicturing (Fair) Realism: Notes on Barbara Guest's Poetics of (Defensive) Rapture"  

University of Buffalo, Buffalo New York. Paper: "Value as Poetry: The Stranger's Hand"; Poetry reading

Conjunctions Benefit Reading, Woodstock ,New York ( with John Ashbery and Lydia Davis)

Other Readings: Books & Company, New York; The EAR Inn (New York); Chapters (Washington, DC); Bates College (Maine); University of Wisconsin (Madison); The Poetry Center (San Francisco); University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley); University of Denver (Denver), Naropa Institute, Boulder; Elliott Bay Books , Seattle

Conference :November 11-12 1994: "Poetry, Community, Movement" Cornell University, Ithaca New York (Jonathan Monroe, organizer)  

Seminar: "Whose Truth/What Beauty" Poetry Society of America 10 November 1994

Talk: "All Poetry is Contemporary Poetry"  City College

Previous Readings include:

Academy of American Poets; Princeton University; The 92nd Street Y; The Museum of Modern Art; Saint Mark's Poetry Project; The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles); UCLA; The Poetry Center (San Francisco); University of Illinois (Chicago); The Graduate Center, New York; Books & Co. (New York); Swarthmore College; Bard College; Hamilton College; Boston University; The Folger-Shakespeare Library (Washington DC).


Live at the EAR. Oracular Laboratory Productions. CD 1994

John Ashbery's "Litany" with John Ashbery.  Recorded at ZBS Studios, Saratoga Springs, New York, after two live performances.


Prose (selected):

In preparation: The Night Sky: essays on poetics and art. 

"Misquotations from Reality: Poetic Value, Choice, and the Beautiful True". Diacritics, Cornell University 

"The Night Sky" American Poetry Review, 1996-1999  (seven essays commissioned by the editors)

 "Trees/trees" (on Win Knowlton's sculpture) Bill Maynes Gallery May 1995

 " Disobedient Choices: On the Eve of Exile" (in Communion, ed. David Rosenberg, Anchor-Doubleday 1995)

"Unpicturing (Fair) Realism: Notes on Barbara Guest's Poetics of (Defensive) Rapture" American Letters & Commentary, No. 7, 1995

"Found Credo" Conjunctions 20 Winter 1993/94

"What is the Grass?  Notes leading up to and away from Walt Whitman"  Talk for the Graduate Center, published in American Letters & Commentary, New York, Spring 1993; to be reprinted in Walt Whitman. The Measure of His Song (Minneapolis, Holy Cow! Press).

"In Kit White's Studio" . Catalogue essay Spring 1994

"First Words" and "The Free-Lance Muse", in The Practice of Poetry. Chase Twitchell, ed. (New York, Harper-Collins) l992


"Links without Links: The Voice of the Turtle" Talk for Saint Mark's Poetry Project Symposium, published in The American Poetry Review, December 1991

"Diana Michener: A Glimpse of the Sublime" Conjunctions 20  1991

"Landing" (short story), Scarlet, Winter 1991

"James Schuyler's Fifth Season" Denver Quarterly 1990

"On Memory" Conversant Essays. Contemporary Poets on Poetry. James McCorkle, ed.(Detroit, Wayne State University Press) 1990

"Nocturnes for the Nineties" (Chris Martin)Catalogue. John Goode Gallery, New York 1990

"Uncle Edgar was Watching" (memoir) New American Writing  Fall 1989

"Is I Another? A Talk in Seven Beginnings" American Letters & Commentary Fall 1989

"Genius in Exile" Interview with Joseph Brodsky. Vogue February l988

Art reviews in Art in America, Christopher Street, SoHo Weekly News 1974-79



1998-  Ruth and David Schwab II Professor of Language and Literature, Bard College

          Director, Writing,  Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College

1989-1998      Theodore Goodman Professor of Creative Writing, The City College, City University of New York  (tenure granted: Spring 1998)

1989-1999      Distinguished Professor  (Spring 1998)

*1993            Graduate Center of the City University of New York  (Appointment to English Department Faculty/ 20th Century Poetry/ Spring 1994)

*1991-present Writing Faculty, Bard College MFA Program, Annandale-on-Hudson (summers) Graduate Committee Appointment 1993 (Head: Writing Discipline)

1996 Fall         Residency at Brown University, Providence.  Visitng Writer. November3-7.

1995 Fall         Graduate Center: "Identity Crisis: Problems of Voice in Postmodern American Poetry"    

1995 Spring     Denver University, Denver Colorado Visiting Professor in Poetry

1994 Fall         The Graduate Center, New York, Mini-Seminar "Poetry as Value." (Beauty)                    

1993 Fall         The Graduate Center, New York. Mini-Seminar: "Value as Poetry." (Truth)       

1992 Fall        The Graduate Center, New York.  Seminar: "Language as Place in Urban Poetics."

1989-90          Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Program in Creative Writing, Princeton University

1989 Fall        Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing, Columbia University, Faculty of the Arts.     Poetry Workshop

1988 Spring    Visiting Professor of Writing, Iowa Writer's Workshop, University of Iowa. Seminar: "How to and What for: Exploring Contemporary Poetics"

1987 Fall        Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing, Faculty of the Arts, Columbia  University.  Seminar (as above).

1986 Fall        Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing, Faculty of the Arts, Columbia

University.  Seminar "Desiring as Naming in pre-and post-modern Poetry:  Wordsworth, Ashbery, Dickinson, Rich"  

1985-86          Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College, New York,(MFA Program in Writing)


1984-86          Assistant Director, The Washburn Gallery, New York

1974-84          Art Consultant for Rosa Esman Gallery, The Fabric Workshop, Art Latitude Gallery, Max Protetch Gallery

1967-73         During these years, I was a resident of London, England, where  I held various jobs,   including editor for Thames and Hudson Publishers, Teacher at Saint Martin's School of Art, and as Director of the Literature Program at the Institute for Contemporary Arts.