This Friday, September 23, 2011, there are two great reading events:
The One Pause Poetry Series presents Franz Wright.
7 p.m. 7101 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI At Copper Colored Mountain Arts
Free of charge
Reception and book-signing to follow.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Franz Wright’s most recent works include Wheeling Motel and Earlier Poems.Walking to Martha’s Vineyard was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, and he has also been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, among other honors. He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, the translator and writer Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Kindertotenwald, a genre-bending collection of prose poems from Pulitzer Prize–winner Franz Wright brings us surreal tales of childhood, adolescence, and adult awareness, moving from the gorgeous to the shocking to a sense of peace. Wright’s most intimate thoughts and images appear before us in dramatic and spectral short narratives: mesmerizing poems whose colloquial sound and rhythms announce a new path for this luminous and masterful poet.
There is also a conversation with the author Saturday from 10:30 to noon
Detroit Artists Market Reading
7 p.m. 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI Free of Charge
Readings by Anna Clark, Peter Markus, John Rybicki, and Norene Smith.
I've had the pleasure of seeing three of these writers read and have read extensively of the fourth writer's work and while none may have a Pulitzer yet, they are all well well worth your time. This will also be the first local event that Peter Markus' new collection, We Make Mud, will be available at.
Those of you in Ann Arbor and Detroit are damn lucky--you probably have pretty easy decisions. Those of us right in the middle in Westland have a decision to make. With an author to support in Detroit, I will most likely be there, but trust me, those of you residing further west than I will be in for a treat at the Wright reading and reception.