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ROCHELLE OWENS

ROCHELLE OWENS is the author of sixteen books of poetry and plays. She has received several Village Voice Obie awards and honors from the New York Drama Critics Circle. A pioneer in the experimental off-Broadway theatre movement and an internationally known innovative poet, her plays have been presented at festivals in Edinburgh, Avignon, and Berlin. Futz is considered a classic of the American avant-garde theatre. A French language production of Three Front was produced by France-Culture and broadcast on Radio France. Her newest books are New & Selected Poems, 1961-1996 (Junction Press, 1997), Plays by Rochelle Owens (Broadway Play Publishing, 2000), and Luca, Discourse on Life and Death (Junction Press, 2001). A participant in the 14th Franco/Anglais Festival de poesie in Paris as poet/translator, Owens' work has been translated into various languages. Her literary archives are held by the Columbia University library. She resides in Philadelphia and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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