Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Reading and Albert Goldbarth's Reading (but not a joint reading)

I’ll be doing a public reading while I’m at VCCA. Please stop by if you’re in the area!

Thursday, March 18, 2010
7:30 PM
Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Or, if you’re in DC on that night, you should head here. I’ve seen Albert Goldbarth read twice, and he is FANTASTIC! Honestly, this is a “make an effort to get there” event:

On Thursday, March 18, poets Albert Goldbarth and Eleanor Wilner will read at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room in the Madison Building [the Library of Congress]

Goldbarth has twice won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, for "Saving Lives" (2001) and "Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology" (1991). He has written 23 other collections of poetry. When his "To Be Read in 500 Years: Poems" was published in 2009, Publisher’s Weekly noted his "ample output, frequently comic effects and reader-friendly free verse."

Goldbarth’s awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2008 he was awarded the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry by the Poetry Foundation. He is the Adele Davis Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University, where he has taught since 1987.

Wilner received the MacArthur Fellowship in 2000. Her latest book is "Girl with Bees in Her Hair" (2004). Of Wilner’s poems, Ryan said "Each is itself something of a modern proverb, using a philosophical economy that impels the reader to rethink the significance of things once taken for granted or thought of as commonly understood."

Wilner holds a doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins University. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Juniper Prize and two Pushcart prizes. Former editor of The American Poetry Review, she is currently an advisory editor of Calyx. She is on the faculty of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Philadelphia.


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