A reading by Robert Grenier and conversation with Etel Adnan in The Magazine at the Serpentine North Gallery, inaugurating Adnan’s exhibition during its opening view.
Born in Minneapolis in 1941, a graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Robert Grenier has taught literature and writing at UC Berkeley, Tufts, Franconia College and New College of California. He has twice received poetry writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2013 he received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His published books include Series, Oakland, A Day At The Beach and Phantom Anthems. Since 1989, his colour-drawing poem project r h y m m s has yielded 12 from r h y m m s (Pavement Saw Press, 1996), owl/on/bou/gh (Post-Apollo Press, 1997) and 16 from r h y m m s (Marfa Book Co./Impossible Objects, 2014). A retrospective of Grenier’s work, Language Objects: Letters in Space, 1970-2013, took place at Southfirst Gallery, New York, in 2013.