Anne-Marie Levine

Poet and Visual Artist

Anne-Marie Levine lives in New York City. A poet and visual artist who began writing while touring as a concert pianist, she’s the author of three books of poetry: Euphorbia, Bus Ride to a Blue Movie, and Oral History; and a forthcoming artists book called Reculer Pour Mieux Sauter. Her work also appears in various journals and in anthologies such as Poetry After 9/11, Literature as Meaning, and Literature after 9/11. She has published essays on Gertrude Stein’s politics, on trauma and art, and on context, and has received grants from the NYFA, Puffin and Vogelstein Foundations for this work. She occasionally performs solo theater pieces based on her poems. She is as well a maker of box art, miniature paintings on wood, and digital prints, exhibited throughout the country.

Participant In:

French Surrealism: A Revolution of the Mind

Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30-4:00 pm

Past Event

French Surrealism is probably best known for its paintings–images of floppy watches or men in bowler hats and topcoats falling from the sky. But just as central to the movement was the poetry produced from the beginning by André Breton, Robert Desnos, Benjamin Péret, Louis Aragon, René Char, and a host of others. We will… read more »

Translation Matters

Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Why is translation, which formerly referred to a set of restricted technical procedures taking place between two languages, now widely understood to be the basis of all human culture? What is it about this dynamic principle of displacement, exchange, and creative renewal that also links it to the exercise of political power and the possession… read more »

Understanding Genius II: Women

Saturday, March 26
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Name five female geniuses off the top of your head. If you find yourself stumbling after Madame Curie, you are hardly alone. Why should this be when there is no shortage of brilliant, creative women, who are as numerous in history as they are today? How has genius been conceived historically? In our continuing investigation… read more »