Common Ground#738

Aesthetic Confessions: Angela Westwater

Featuring Westwater and Phyllis Tuchman, with Jorie Graham


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Sperone Westwater co-founder Angela Westwater joins Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jorie Graham.

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Angela Westwater

Photo of Angela Westwater
Photo by Greg Kessler
Managing editor of Artforum from 1972 to 1975, Angela Westwater is a partner at Sperone Westwater gallery in New York.

Phyllis Tuchman

Phyllis Tuchman
Critic and art historian Phyllis Tuchman teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Jorie Graham reading.

Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham, photo courtesy of Jeannette Montgomery Barron
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Montgomery Barron
One of the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation, Jorie Graham is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992 (Ecco Press 1995), PLACE (Ecco Press 2012), Fast (Ecco Press 2017), and, most recently, Runaway (Ecco Press 2020). Her work has been widely translated as well as the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, The Forward Poetry Prize (UK), and The International Nonino Prize. She teaches at Harvard University and lives in Massachusetts. Her most recent book is [To] The Last [Be] Human ( Copper Canyon Press, 2022).

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