"An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Mark Doty and Dorianne Laux"
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7 P.M.
L.V. EBERHARD CENTER
ROBERT C. PEW GRAND RAPIDS CAMPUS
Reading followed by reception and book signing
Hear two acclaimed American poets read from their work at this year's Poetry Night. There will also be an opportunity to meet them both at the reception and book signing.
Mark Doty is the author of eight books of poetry and the only American poet to have won Great Britain's T. S. Eliot Prize. His first collection, Turtle, Swan, appeared in 1987. Then in 1993, his collection titled My Alexandria received both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Since then he has published Atlantis (1995); Sweet Machine (1998); Source (2001); and the critically acclaimed volume of poems, School of the Arts (2005). Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems was published in 2008. His next book of poetry, Deep Lane, is forthcoming.
Dorianne Laux is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, The Book of Men. Her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, was the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
Widely anthologized, her work has appeared in the Best of APR, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and the Best of the Net.
Laux teaches poetry in the M.F.A. program at North Carolina State University.
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