This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on October 18, 2012 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Karen Weiser is a mother, poet, and doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying early American literature. Her publications include To Light Out (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), her first full-length collection, as well as the following chapbooks: Dear Pierre (Well Greased Press, 2012); Pitching Woo (Cy Press, 2006); and Placefullness (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004). Poems by Weiser have appeared in the Poetry Project Newsletter, the Chicago Review, the Brooklyn Rail, as well as several anthologies. She is also the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award and the Mellon Fellowship through the Center for the Humanities. She lives in New York City and teaches English courses at Queens College. Jim Dine and Karen Weiser read that evening.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Karen Weiser, please click here.