The New Writing Series presents a reading by poet and sound artist Christine Hume on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The event will be held at 4:30pm in the Hill Auditorium of Barrows Hall and is free and open to the public. Fiction writer and Creative Writing faculty member David Kress will host.
Christine Hume is the author of three volumes of poety, Musca Domestica (Beacon, 2000); Alaskaphrenia (New Issues, 2004); and Shot (Counterpath, 2010). A chapbook with CD, Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense, was released by Ugly Ducking Presse in 2008. Her most recent chapbooks are Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012) and Hum (Dikembe, 2013).
Hume has published, installed, and performed sonic work in galleries and at conferences such as MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit), Chicago Cultural Center, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Centro Nacional de Cultura in Lisbon, Residency College Gallery at University of Michigan, Poetry Off the Page Symposium at University of Arizona, Small Press Fest at University of Colorado, &Now Conference at University of Buffalo, Poetry of Plays at Barnard College; and online at TextSound, Women Studies Quarterly, Requited, InDiget and on numerous radio programs.
She has performed and given lectures or workshops on sound poetry at University of Georgia, Boise State University, University of Montana, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, University of Houston, Pomona College, University of Miami, Otis School of Art and Design, and Cooper Colored Mountain Arts Center.
Hume received her BA from Penn State University, her MFA from Columbia University, and her PhD from University of Denver. She is Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, where she directs the interdisciplinary creative writing program, co-directs BathHouse Events, and hosts Poetry Radio, which features contemporary and historic sound art, performance art, sound poetry, and collaborations between writers and musicians. She lives in Ypsilanti, Mich., with her daughter, Juna, and partner, Jeff Clark.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and 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, the University of Maine Humanities Initiative, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the AP/PE Black Box space. For more information contact NWS Coordinator Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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