Sue Scott Gallery

Poetry Reading with Daisy Fried and Bernadette Mayer

06 December 2009, 4:00–5:30 PM, Sue Scott Gallery

Bernadette Mayer has published more than 20 collections of poetry. She began her career as a conceptual artist, experimenting with time-based works that combined photography and writing, and editing and publishing the magazine 0 TO 9 with artist Vito Acconci. She created the book-length work Midwinter Day—a book written in one day—and, most recently, A Month Of Noons. She has taught in a variety of writing programs, including those at the Naropa Institute, Long Island University, and Miami University. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poetry, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She has received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Editor's Prize for a Feature Article from Poetry magazine, for her essay "Sing God-Awful Muse" about reading Paradise Lost and breastfeeding. Her poems have been published recently in The Nation, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Poetry and The Threepenny Review. She lives in Philadelphia.