Joining C. S . Giscombe on March 12 will be another Pennsylvania legend, our long-time friend and role model Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Much honored for her criticism and editorial work, Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a writer whose work should be read by anyone who enjoys brilliant poetry, or distinguished literature. A few weeks ago we had Myung Mi Kim decrying the "economy of fixity," here, in DuPlessis, we have a writer whose major work consists entirely of "Drafts"čthe title of her long poem in progress from which she will read tonight. She is the author of three important books of criticism as well as the following books of poetry: Drafts 15-XXX: The Fold (1997); Drafts (3-14) (1991); and Tabula Rosa (1987) all from Potes and Poets. She has edited the letters of George Oppen and, with Ann Snitow, the new The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation

March 12, 1999