Women, the New York School and Other True Abstractions

Women, the New York School and Other True Abstractions

Organized by Brighde Mullins and Maggie Nelson of the MFA Writing Program at CalArts.

Some of the most influential voices in poetry, performance and criticism come together for a multidisciplinary celebration of Maggie Nelson’s new book, Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions -- the first full-length study of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets and painters, dating from the 1950s to the present. Anne Carson, Bruce Hainley, Eileen Myles, Tara Jane O’Neil and Claudia Rankine and many others are invited to respond to Nelson’s book in any way they see fit -- through music, poetry, visual art, performance or critical dialogue.

Join scholar and poet Maggie Nelson for a free lecture at 6 pm prior to the 8 pm performance. She will speak about her research on the New York School in this rare opportunity to hear her contextualize the experimental evening that will follow.

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WED 2/20

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff