Words By The Water  /  May 19th Thursday, 6pm


Jane Augustine is a poet, critic, short story writer, visual/sound poetry performance artist and scholar of women in modernity, with five poetry books, the latest Krazy: Visual Poems and Performance Scripts (2015). Editor of The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text and The Mystery by H.D., she has held the H.D. Fellowship at Yale, has taught at N.Y.U. and Naropa University, Boulder, and is professor emerita Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction, the latest being Dianoia, a new collection of poems published this year.  Recent books include This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010,  Beckmann Variations & other poems, Eschaton, Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen.  Multimedia collaborations include the opera Constellations of Waking (on Walter Benjamin) and This Art Burning.  Among his many awards and honors are the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize, a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Poet/Scholar Award and the Fund for Poetry.  A collection of essays on his work, The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: Nomad Memory, was published in 2015.
Max Gottesman
 is a geneticist working at Columbia University, principally on the non-pathogenic lambda virus. He has written two biographies of this virus: "Bacteriophage Lambda, the Untold Story" and "Little Lambda, Who Made Thee?". In addition to his science, he writes poetry and has published in various obscure and short-lived journals, such as Portfolio and Reflections. He has read his poems at the Bowery Poets Club and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Finally, he placed third in a major slam near Princeton, just outside the money.

Joachim Frank is a scientist and writer who lives in New York City.  He has published short stories, flash fiction and poems in a number of magazines, including Offcourse, elimae, Cezanne's Carrot, Eclectica, The Noneuclidean Cafe, Hamilton Stone Review, Raving Dove, Bartleby Snopes, Red Ochre Lit, StepAway Magazine, Fiction Fix, Short Fast and Deadly, The New Poet, Rivet Journal, *82 Review, Conium Review, theeel, Infiniti’s Kitchen, and Black&White.