Poet Sharon Mesmer, author most recently of The Virgin Formica and Annoying Diabetic Bitch, makes her New Writing Series debut on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 4:30 in the Soderberg Center Auditorium on the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono. The event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Due to the graphic language in some of Mesmer’s work, the performance may not be suitable for all audience members.
Read an interview with Sharon Mesmer here. Check out her blog here. Read about Flarf, the poetry movement Mesmer is a part of, here; and hear three poets—including NWS alums Kenny Goldsmith and Nada Gordon—discuss one of her flarf poems on PoemTalk.
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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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