Thursday, April 14: Philippe Beck & Guy Bennett, 7:30pm
French poet Philippe Beck¹s first collection, Garde-manche hypocrite, came out in 1996, and since then he has published thirteen more books, including Garde-manche Deux, Élégie Hé, Chants populaires, as well as an intellectual biography, Beck l¹impersonnage, and a prose work, Un Journal. He has collaborated with Gérard Pesson and Philippe Mion in the composition of several operatic and choral pieces, and teaches both at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and the Centre Atlantique de Philosophie at the University of Nantes. In 1990 Philippe Beck was a founding editor of Alter, a journal of phenomenology, and in 2000 he founded and became editor-in-chief of the poetry journal Quaderno.
Guy Bennett is the author of several works of poetry, non-poetry, and numerous translations. Recent publications include the chapbooks 32 Snapshots of Marseilles and the big e, a translation of Ernst Jandl's monovocalic poem das große e, and a new collection of poetry, Self-Evident Poems. His writing has been featured in magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad, and presented in poetry and arts festivals internationally. Publisher of Mindmade Books (formerly Seeing Eye Books) and co-editor of Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, he lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Otis College of Art and Design.