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Spotlight Shines on Poet Jay Rogoff

Poet Jay Rogoff, a lecturer with Skidmore College’s English department, will read from his poetry Tuesday, April 3 at Keuka College.

The next offering in Keuka’s Spotlight Series, the reading is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room of Lightner Library.

Rogoff’s most recent book, The Code of Terpsichore, a series of poems concerning dance, was published last year. Other poetry collections include The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, How We Came to Stand on That Shore, and The Cutoff, which earned the Washington Prize for Poetry. Rogoff received a 2010 Spring Garden Press’s Robert Watson Poetry Award for his manuscript Twenty Danses Macabre, and was awarded a letterpress chapbook of the collection. In 2010, he received the Pushcart Prize.

Rogoff’s work appears in several journals and magazines, including Agni, Literary Imagination, Ploughshares, Poetry London, Salmagundi, and The Southern Review, among others. He frequently publishes criticism and reviews in such places as The Georgia Review, Salmagundi, and The Southern Review. An essay about his poetics in relation to Emily Dickinson’s appeared in the fall 2008 Emily Dickinson Journal.

A frequent guest at Yaddo—an artists’ community in Saratoga Springs—he has recently completed a book-length poetic sequence on Paris in 1870, the Franco-Prussian War, and the siege of Paris as viewed through the artistic ferment of the period, especially the ballet Coppélia.

In addition to crafting poetry, Rogoff reviews the New York City Ballet’s annual summer season for The Saratogian, and writes dance criticism for The Hopkins Review, Ballet Review, and The Saratogian.

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