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17 October, 1999

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Allan Graubard is a poet, playwright and critic. His most recent book, Fragments From Nomad Days, appeared April 1999, and is soon to be translated and published in Lisbon, Portugal. Other books include For Alejandra, an evocation of the life and suicide of South American poet Alejandra Pizarnik, 1994, and Glimpses from a Fleeing Window, 1993, both published by New York Press.

Recent theater productions include the premiere of Lache pas la Patate at Bayou Bijou Theater, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 1999, and The One in the Other at Synchronicity Space Theater, New York, May 1998. His adaptation of King Gordogan, the surrealist classic by Radovan Ivsic, opened to much acclaim at the Ohio Theater, New York, February 1997. In celebration of the American premiere, Croation P.E.N. Center, Zagreb, published his adaptation of the play, including extensive essays on the playwright. Modette, his new music opera, a collaboration with noted composer/conductor Butch Morris, last played at Aaron Davis Hall, New Voices, New Visions Series, May 1995, after premiering at Performance Space 122, Roulette Intermedia Performance Space and other downtown venues. His other stage productions include There Was Blood, Much Blood, at Manhattan Class Company Theatre, The Test and The Ampulla at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and his on-site performance Sojourns in the Public Trust seen nationwide, 1992-1997.

In 1995, he published a major text on composer Butch Morris for the book, Testament: Conduction Collection, New World Records, to accompany the release of a 10-CD set and has since been a feature writer on Butch Morris in other magazines devoted to new art, poetry and music internationally. He has collaborated with many noted creators, including composers Butch Morris, Henry Threadgil, Sussan Deyhim, Richard Horowitz, J. A. Dean, Hugh Levick; choreographers, Alice Farley and Anahi Galante; artists Peter Whitney, Eugenio Granell, Jose Sanchez, Yo Yoshitome; photographers Clarence John Laughlin, Ira Cohen, Leslie Yudelson and others. Allan Graubard appears regularly in literary and art journals internationally and is a recipient of grants to produce new work from both the Ford Foundation and Poets & Writers, Inc., New York.

For those interested in Fragments From Nomad Days, please contact Allan Graubard, 2900 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008.


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