Poet, artist, and art critic Marjorie Welish will read from her work on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ciné Lab located at 234 W. Hancock Avenue. Sponsored by the English department’s Lanier Speaker Series, the event is free and open to the public.
Welish is the author of several books of poetry including: In the Futurity Lounge (2012), Word Group (2004), and The Annotated 'Here' and Selected Poems (2000), finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Welish is the recipient of poetry grants and fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University in 2005.
A graduate of Columbia University, Welish received her M.F.A. degree from Vermont College and Norwich University. She lives in New York City and regularly teaches art, literary criticism, and art history at Columbia University and Pratt Institute and teaches poetry at Brown University. Her paintings are represented by Bjorn Ressle Fine Art in New York and are in the following public collections: Collection Werner Kramarsky, New York; Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; New York Public Library, New York; Rutgers (University) Archive for Printmaking Studios, New Brunswick, NJ; Smith College, Northampton, MA. Her book of art criticism is Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Her writing on art has appeared in Art in America, Art International, Art News, BOMB (magazine), Partisan Review, and Salmagundi.