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Writer Michael Palmer / Jim and Mary Barr

Writer Michael Palmer / Jim and Mary Barr: Public programmes at City Gallery


Sunday 4 May 2008, 2pm

THE COLLECTORS’ INSIGHTS: REBOOT: THE JIM BARR AND MARY BARR COLLECTION

Join Wellington collectors Jim Barr and Mary Barr for a personal tour of their distinctive, colourful and provocative contemporary art collection. Reboot: The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection allows a rare opportunity to view an extraordinary and significant private collection of work by local and international artists, ranging in scale from the knee-high to the towering. T: 04 801 4241, E: citygalleryevents@wmt.org.nz

Monday 5 May 2008, 1-2pm


Writer’s On Monday

MICHAEL PALMER

City Gallery Cinema

“One of America’s most important poets…startlingly lyrical and visceral” The Harvard Review

The legendary San Francisco poet Michael Palmer will be giving one public presentation on a brief visit to Wellington. Michael Palmer is associated with a generation of poets which includes Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Clark Coolidge – “poets working in the dark, and at the margins” – and with the LANGUAGE poets. Even more, he is celebrated for his own expressive lyrics. His poems are among the most beautiful written in the last 50 years – both resisting meaning and exploring new ways to bring it into being. He is also well known as a translator from French, Russian and Portuguese, and for his collaborative work with dancers and artists. Michael Palmer is travelling to Wellington to meet with students in Victoria University’s creative writing programme. At City Gallery Wellington, he will read from his work and be in conversation with Bill Manhire.

Writers on Mondays is presented in partnership with Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters and the National Library of New Zealand.


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