About this L&F Series IX Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of Lost & Found: the CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series IX archival publications. Hear from Lost & Found editors Megan Paslawski, Khaled al-Hilli, Christopher Green, and Ariel Francisco as they share their archival journeys and experiences researching and editing previously unpublished texts and discoveries unearthed from personal and institutional archives around the world. They will present their Series IX publications, which include correspondences between acclaimed writer Lucia Berlin and poets Edward Dorn and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn; interviews which trace the literary encounters of Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus, including a facsimile of his short-lived Bay Area poetry journal, Tigris, featuring a long poem by Boulus’ friend Etel Adnan; a selection of unpublished poetry and writings from the Tlingit artist Jim Schoppert alongside never before seen sketches and studies from his personal papers; and a selection of poems translated for the first ever English language collection from the Haitian-Dominican poet and revolutionary fighter Jacques Viau Renaud. Read more about the books, authors, and editors below.

Free and open to all, please REGISTER here to attend.

The readings and presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.Copies of Lost & Found Series IX books will be available at the event! Doors at 6pm, come and get your copies of the books, mingle, have a snack or drink and the event will start at 6:30 PM.

Series IX includes the following publications:

Jim Schoppert poses with a wood chisel in his studio, January 16, 1984. Courtesy of Mary Randlett. University of Washington on Libraries, Special Collections, neg. no. UW41279

Photobooth picture of Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, Edward Dorn, and Lucia Berlin, c. late 1980s

Jacques Viau Renaud, 1963. Courtesy of Michelle Viau.

Sargon Boulus and Etel Adnan. Courtesy of Samuel Shimon.

Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series IX is generously funded and supported by Engaging the Senses Foundation, with additional support from the Early Research Initiative and the Office of the Provost at the CUNY Graduate Center


Lost & Found Series IX Editors