Thursday, September 10, 2009

John Gallaher, Wayne Miller and Michael Robins at the KBAC

"Poets in Print" Reading Series at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Poets John Gallaher, Wayne Miller and Michael Robins present readings from their work on Saturday, September 12. Broadsides featuring the poets and other works will be available during the event for sale and signing.

John Gallaher is the author of the books of poetry, Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001), The Little Book of Guesses, winner of the Levis Poetry Prize, from Four Way Books, and Map of the Folded World, from The University of Akron Press, as well as the free online chapbook, Guidebook from Blue Hour Press. He is co-editor of The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press, and recent poems appear in Best American Poetry 2008, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Field, and The New England Review. Currently he's working on a co-authored manuscript with the poet G.C. Waldrep, titled Your Father on the Train of Ghosts.

Wayne Miller is the author of two poetry collections: The Book of Props (Milkweed, 2009) and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), and his chapbook, O City, is forthcoming from Cinematheque Press. He is also co-editor of the anthology New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008) and translator of Moikom Zeqo's I Don't Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007). The recipient of six Poetry Society of America awards, Wayne lives in Kansas City and teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he serves as Editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

Michael Robins is the author of The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), which was selected for the Vassar Miller Prize. He is a contributing editor at Born Magazine and his work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Crazyhorse, A Handsome Journal, Ploughshares and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). Born in Portland, Oregon, he holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Three new KBAC broadsides featuring work by each poet are being created by KBAC artists Jeff Abshear, Michael Dunn and Katie Platte. These will be introduced at the reading and for sale.

This event is free and refreshments are served. Doors open at 6:30

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