Rochelle Owens

is a controversial writer who is considered a pioneer in the experimental Off-Broadway Theatre movement, best known for her avant-garde 1961 play “Futz.”  She was also influential to the poetry at St. Marks Poetry Project and involved in the  ethnopoetics movement.  She studied at the University of Montreal and taught at Brown University.  Her work has been featured in magazines and journals like First Intensity, Golden Handcuffs, and The Iowa Review.  Her last three books are Triptych, Texture press, 2006, Solitary Workwoman, Junction Press, 2011, and Out of Ur New & Selected Poems 1961–2012, Shearsman Books, 2013.  She has been married to poet George Economou since 1962.