The New Social Environment#942

Autumn Extension: A Rail Reading curated by Annabel Lee and Tony Towle

Featuring Lee and Towle


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Annabel Lee and Tony Towle read for our 159th Wednesday Poetry Reading.

In this talk

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee
Annabel Lee is a poet, publisher, prose writer, translator, filmmaker, musician, educator, editor, typesetter, printer, bookbinder and artist. The author of Minnesota Drift, Basket, Continental 34s and At the Heart of the World, translations of Blaise Cendrars, her writing has appeared in many magazines and online journals and she has been a contributor to several books and anthologies, including The Corona Transmissions. As publisher of Vehicle Editions, she has received grants from the NEA and NYSCA and several titles received awards and were reviewed in The New York Times Book Review and other publications. She is a member of the board of directors of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and she was formerly on the board at Center for Book Arts in New York.

Tony Towle

Photo of Tony Towle
Tony Towle was born in New York in 1939; he began writing poetry in 1960 “out of the blue.” His connection to the New York School dates from 1963, when he took workshops at the New School with Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. Since then, he has published thirteen books of poetry, most recently Noir (from Hanging Loose Press, 2017). His latest publication, My First Three Books (from Vehicle Editions, 2020), combines an interview, photographs, and a CD of the poet reading some of his early work. Awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Frank O’Hara Award.

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