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Author: Rochelle Owens

A central figure in the international avant-garde for fifty years, Rochelle Owens is a poet, playwright, translator, and video artist. She has published seventeen books of poetry including HERMAPHROPOETICS, DRIFTING GEOMETRIES (Singing Horse Press, 2017), OUT OF UR: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 1961-2012 (Shearsman Books, 2013), SOLITARY WORKWOMAN (Junction Press, 2011), and LUCA: DISCOURSE ON LIFE AND DEATH (Junction Press, 2001). She is the author of four collections of plays and also edited Spontaneous Combustion: Eight New American Plays. She translated Liliane Atlan's The Passersby. Owens has been a recipient of five Village Voice Obie awards and Honors from the New York Drama Critics Circle. A pioneer in the American experimental theatre, her plays have been presented at Le Festival d'Avignon and the Berlin Theatre Festival. She is widely known as one of the most innovative and controversial writers of this century, whose groundbreaking work has influenced subsequent experimental poets and playwrights.

Hermaphropoetics, Drifting Geometries
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Hermaphropoetics, Drifting Geometries

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. "In this new riveting long poem, Rochelle Owens shows herself once agan to be our mythographer par excellence, the inventor of the rich and strange. The germ of HERMAPHROPOETICS, DRIFTING GEOMETRIES seems to be a single photograph of 'A herm...

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Luca: Discourse on Life and Death
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Luca: Discourse on Life and Death

Junction Press

Poetry. "Owens's theme is that of violation—the violation of one person's space by those who want to control or absorb it, who will not let it beàOwens does not shrink from the violence and horror she finds everywhere around her and which she projec...

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New and Selected Poems 1961-1996
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New and Selected Poems 1961-1996

Junction Press

Poetry. "Although well known as a playwright, Owens is yet another talented poet who has not received her due because her poems are neither easy nor easily classifiable. Owens is, firstly, a political poet. She presents readers with reconstructed an...

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Out of Ur: New & Selected Poems 1961-2012
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Out of Ur: New & Selected Poems 1961-2012

Shearsman Books

Poetry. A survey of the life's work of one of America's most original avant-garde poets and playwrights."Rochelle Owens's writing is sui generis, brilliantly inventive, immensely learned, sophisticated, and witty in its conceits. She is, in many way...

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Solitary Workwoman
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Solitary Workwoman

Junction Press

Poetry. A central figure in the international avant-garde for fifty years, Rochelle Owens has published sixteen previous volumes of poetry, including NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1961-1996 and LUCA: DISCOURSE ON LIFE AND DEATH (both Junction Press, 1997 a...

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