Shannon-Clark Lecture and Retreat

The Shannon-Clark Lecture

Wayne Koestenbaum
Distinguished Professor, Graduate School, English
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Wayne Koestenbaum is an American poet, critic, essayist, librettist, novelist, and artist. He has published six books of poetry: Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and nine books of nonfiction: My 1980s & Other Essays, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Humiliation, Hotel Theory, Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen's Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. He wrote the libretto for Michael Daugherty's Jackie O, which debuted with the Houston Grand Opera in 1997. Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. His first solo exhibition of paintings was at White Columns gallery in New York in Fall 2012.

His lecture will be on the topic of


Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Retreat for English Majors and Creative Writing Minors
at the House Mountain Inn
Friday, 31 October, 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Faculty and English majors, please arrive at House Mountain Inn by  9:30 a.m.