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Volume 59, Number 23    February 13 , 2011         

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In Memoriam

Stacy Doris
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Stacy Doris passed away Jan. 31 of complications from cancer. She was 49 years old. Doris joined SF State in the fall of 2002 as an assistant professor of Creative Arts after moving to San Francisco with her husband Chet Wiener. She was an innovative and powerful teacher, who deeply influenced her many students and was soon promoted to associate professor.

Her books of poetry, which include several original works in French, are The Cake Part (Publication Studio, 2011; released with a set of video adaptations by friends, available on Vimeo); Knot (University of Georgia Press, 2006), Cheerleader's Guide to the World: Council Book (Roof Books, 2006), Conference (Potes & Poets, 2001), Une Année à New York avec Chester (P.O.L., 2000), Paramour (Krupskaya, 2000), La vie de Chester Steven Wiener ecrite par sa femme (P.O.L., 1998), and Kildare (Segue Foundation, 1994). A new book of poetry, Fledge, will be published this spring by Nightboat Books.

Several recordings of her reading her work, 2001-10, are available online at PennSound, including her sound piece, Water Oracle (2007).

Doris was also a dedicated translator, particularly of the work of contemporary French poets, and she co-edited two anthologies, Twenty One New (to North America) French Writers (with Norma Cole, Raddle Moon, 1997) and Violence of the White Page (with Emmanuel Hocquard, Tyuonyi, 1991).

The Poetry Center is planning events in mid-April to celebrate her life and work, as poet, translator and teacher.

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