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Wayne Koestenbaum, Poet/Essayist
Mr. Koestenbaum received his B.A. from Harvard, his M.A. (in creative writing) from Johns Hopkins, and his Ph.D. (in English) from Princeton. He is the author of five books of poetry: Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems (1990), Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender (1994), The Milk of Inquiry (1999), Model Homes (2004), and Best-selling Jewish Porn Films (2006). He has published one novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes (2004), and six books of nonfiction prose: Double Talk: The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration (1989), The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (1993), Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon (1995), Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (2000), Andy Warhol (2001), and Hotel Theory (May 2007). The Queen‚??s Throat was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Mr. Koestenbaum has received a Whiting Writer‚s Award. He has written for Artforum since 1994 and has written catalog essays for many artists, including Peter Halley, Alice Neel, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, McDermott & McGough, Kurt Kauper, Amy Sillman, and David Salle. Mr. Koestenbaum taught in Yale‚s English department from 1988 to 1996 and is now Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was appointed visiting professor of painting/printmaking at Yale in 2003.
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