Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Brittingham-Pollak Poetry Prize Reading

Join us for an evening of prizewinning poetry! Nick Lantz, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize, and Jennifer Boyden, winner of the Brittingham Prize, will read from their new books, just out from the University of Wisconsin Press.

Wednesday, April 14
Helen C. White Hall, Rm 6191

In "The Lightning that Strikes the Neighbor's House," Nick Lantz explores the transformative power of tragic and miraculous experiences...the Challenger explosion, Bigfoot, a love letter written from inside a missile silo, a mother naming and renaming a family's short-lived pets, and a plea for post-9/11 redemption.

Jennifer Boyden's "The Mouths of Grazing Things" is an unflinching, lyrical meditation on nature's forced exodus from the human, and the forms of longing, estrangement, magnetism, and self-otherness that ensue...

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