Category Maggie Nelson

New interview with Nelson at Bookslut

Genevieve Hudson met with Maggie Nelson before Nelson’s reading at The Little Church in Portland. Their wide-ranging exchange at Bookslut investigates obsession, canon-making, mentorship, envy, sentimentality, and which of her books was the hardest to write. Advertisements

RIP Otto Muehl

“Birth” – Otto Muehl – 1983 On Monday, May 27 Otto Muehl, a figure central in Maggie Nelson’s Art of Cruelty, died at the age of 87.  As readers of Nelson’s book will be aware, Muehl was a founding member of the Viennese Actionists, who became famous for transgressive and often extremely violent art. A few relevant […]

Mark Doty Explores the Lyric Moment

Doty’s exploration at Poetry Daily seems like a useful complement to Maggie Nelson’s discussion of her creative process and approach to lyric and narrative effects. In discussing Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish,” Doty pushes the definition of “lyric.” He proposes that a “lyric moment” is less about an absence of time and more about capturing […]

An Interview with Maggie Nelson about Creativity

Maggie Nelson discusses her creative process. She talks about working with lyric and narrative ideas as well as particular pieces in Something Bright, Then Holes.

Reservations for May 31 Reading

In partnership with Tin House, the MFA Program at Portland State University offers a graduate seminar each spring on a major contemporary writer. The 2013 Tin House seminar studies the work of Maggie Nelson, who will give a reading and staged interview: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM The Little Church 5138 NE 23rd […]