Saturday, April 19, 2008

Elizabeth Willis -- from Charles Bernstein's blog, April 19/08

Elizabeth Willis on Close Listening
from Art Radio WPS1
recorded March 17, 2008

Reading: MP3
Willis reads a retrospective selection of her poetry..

In conversation with Charles Bernstein: MP3
Willis talks about the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites and J.M.W. Turner, as well as discussing the relation of artifice and sincerity.

Elizabeth Willis's most recent collection of poems, Meteoric Flowers, was published by Wesleyan in 2006. Her other books include Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003) and The Human Abstract (Penguin,1995). An edited volume on Lorine Niedecker is presently in production. Willis teaches literature and creative writing at Wesleyan.

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