Wednesdays at 4 Plus
Fall 2000 Poetry and Prose September 6 - December 8
at the State University of New York, Buffalo (Amherst Campus)

Jorie Graham
Poetry Reading
Weds., Sept. 6, 4pm; Center for the Arts (CFA) Screening Room
Graham's The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. She is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Her most recent book is Swarm. Graham is Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard.

Jacqueline Osherow
Poetry Reading (Poetry Committee Reading)
Mon. Sept. 11, 4pm; 420 Capen Hall (Poetry/Rare Books Collection)
Osherow's most recent book is Dead Men's Praise. She is the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

David Foster Wallace
Prose Reading
Fri., Sept. 15, 8pm
Just Buffalo at Allen Hall (So. Campus); $6, $5 stud., $4 mem.
David Foster Wallace, author most recently of Infinite Jest, is one of the most innovative and provocative novelists writing in America today.

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Poetry Reading
Weds., Sept. 20, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Berssenbrugge's ravishing work has been collected as The Heat Bird, Sphericity, Empathy, and Four Year Old Girl. Click here for an excerpt from one of her poems and click here to read her essay on "New Form"

Nick Piombino
Poetry Reading
Weds., Sept. 27, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Talk: "Boundary of Theory"
Thurs., Sept. 28, 12:30pm; 438 Clemens Hall
Piombino's most recent book is Theoretical Objects, a startling reinvention of poetics as aphoristic, psychoanalytically informed essays.

Peter Ramos
Roberto Tejada
Poetry Reading (ñ festival)
Thurs., Sept. 28, 8pm; Rust Belt Books (202 Allen St., Buffalo)
Ramos and Tejada are students in UB's Poetics Program. In the 90s, Tejada edited the influential Mexico-based journal Mandorla, which continues.

Nicole Brossard
Poetry Reading
Weds., Oct. 4, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Lecture: "Silence and an Human Voice: Vital Material for a Future"
Thurs., Oct. 5, 12:30pm; 438 Clemens Hall
Poet, essayist, and novelist, Brossard is the most acclaimed Quebecois writer of our time. Recent books in English translation are Installations and Picture Theory.

Samuel R. Delany
Carl Dennis
Prose and Poetry Reading
Weds., Oct 11, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
UB's own prize-winning faculty in a special Poetics Program tribute.

Adrienne Rich
Poetry Reading
Weds., Oct. 18, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
An inspirational force in American poetry, and an unrivalled voice of social and gender justice, Rich's most recent collection is Midnight Salvage.

Lourdes Vázquez
Bilingual Poetry reading (ñ festival)
Thurs., Oct. 19, 8pm; Rust Belt Books (202 Allen St)
Puerto Rican writer Vázquez's published poetry collections include The Broken Heart.

Bruce Mannheim
Talk: "Linguistics and Poetics"
Tues., Oct. 24, 3:30pm, Clemens 540
Lecture: "An Implicit Poetics: The Inka and Their Descendants"
Weds., Oct. 25, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Bruce Mannheim co-edited The Dialogic Emergence of Culture with Dennis Tedlock. A linguistic anthropologist, he teaches at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Language of the Inka since the European Invasion.

Raymond Federman
Lecture: "The Imaginary Museum of Samuel Beckett"
Tues., Oct. 31, 4pm; 930 Clemens Hall
Prose Reading
Weds., Nov. 1, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Prose reading in French of Aunt Rachel's Fur
Thurs., Nov. 2, 5:30pm; 930 Clemens Hall
Federman returns to Buffalo with a new edition of Twofold Vibration; Loose Shoes is currently premiering at the EPC.

Larry Bell
Artist's Slide Talk
Weds., Nov. 8, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Bell's luminous glass-box minimalism has compelled the attention of art viewers for 40 years. His work is in the collections of the major museums, Bell lives in New Mexico.

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Roberto López
Bilingual Poetry Reading (ñ festival)
Thurs., Nov. 9, 8pm; Rust Belt Books (202 Allen St., Buffalo)
López and de la tierra are UB graduate students.

Carolyn Kizer
The Oscar Silverman Annual Poetry Reading
Fri., Nov. 10, 8pm; 250 Baird Hall
Kizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Yin in 1984; her most recent collection is Harping On: Poems 1985-1995

Caroline Bergvall
Poetry Performance
Sat., Nov 11, 8pm; Steel Bar (511 Tri-Main Building, Buffalo)
Bergvall is Director of Performance Writing at the Dartington College of the Arts (UK) and author, most recently, of Goam Atom and Eclat.

Dominique Fourcade
Bilingual Poetry Reading
Weds., Nov. 15, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Talk: "Toute Arrive: Mallarmé and Manet"
Thurs., Nov. 16, 12:30pm; 438 Clemens Hall
In 1998, Fourcade was awarded the highest prize for French poetry, the Grand Prix National de Poésie. His books in translation include Xboand Click Rose.On line: "From All Sides Beautiful." Other Fourcade links in French: essay by Lionel Destremau, and an interview.

Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn
Talk: "Strategies for Publishing"
Tues., Nov. 28, 12:30pm; 438 Clemens Hall
Cutts is a poet and publisher of legendary Coracle Books. A Smell of Printing is forthcoming from Granary. Van Hornis a writer and book artist, recently working with envelope interiors.

Arakawa and Madeline Gins
Reading and Talk
Weds., Nov 29, 4pm; CFA Screening Room
Arakawa and Gins have collaborated on "Reversible Destiny," a transformational architectural project that was recently presented at New York's downtown Guggenheim Museum. Gins is the author of Helen Keller or Arakawa. Listen to a LINEbreak reading and intereview with Gins.

Poetry Readings and Presentations
Fri., Dec. 1, 8pm; Rust Belt Books (202 Allen St., Buffalo)
Sat., Dec. 2, 8pm; Cornershop (82 Lafayette, Buffalo)
A celebration of UB's undergraduate literary magazine, name.

Alice Notley and Anselm Berrigan
Fri., Dec., 8, 8pm; Just Buffalo at Allen Hall; $6, $5 stud., $4 mem.
Alice Notley's books include Mysteries of Small Houses and The Descent of Allette. Anselm Berrigan, They Beat Me Over the Head with a Sack and Integrity & Dramatic Life, returns for this special 25th anniversary celebration of just buffalo; read some of his poems at Washington Review.

All Events are Free and Open to the Public (except as noted).

"Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" is a Poetics Program production sponsored, in part, by the James H. McNulty Chair, Department of English (Dennis Tedlock); the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities (Robert Creeley); the Melodia E. Jones Chair in French, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Gerard Bucher); the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters, Department of English (Charles Bernstein); the Just Buffalo Literary Center; and UB English, Poetics Professor Susan Howe. Thanks also to Poets and Writers for funding this series through a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Poetry Committee reading is sponsored by the Abbott Fund. The series is produced with the cooperation of the Center for the Arts and the Department of Media Studies, The Poetry and Rare Books Collection (Robert Bertholf) and Talking Leaves Books. Poster design by Susan Bee. Series coordinator: Charles Bernstein. For further information call (716) 645-3810 or contact us at