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readings & workshops
September 4

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

Archived readings & workshops
Feb 22 Thursday, February 22
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

This event has been CANCELED but will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for future date details...

In celebration of his recent collection, The Word We Used For It (U of Wisconsin Press, 2017). Winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Robert Wrigley. 

Memory, perhaps, is the longest poem of all

In these poems Max Garland confesses, even revels in, the fabricated nature of memory. He links personal and localized patterns (fingerprints, plowed fields) to the motions animating the insides of atoms and the unfurling of remote galaxies. Back on earth, the poems honor the decidedly homespun quality of grit—how creatures both animal and human bear up in the face of mounting odds against them. Garland suggests that imagination itself requires grit, to be called upon when the more spectacular angels are otherwise occupied.

Max Garland, originally from Kentucky, is the author of The Postal Confessions and Hunger Wide as Heaven. He is a former poet laureate of Wisconsin, a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, and the first writer-in-residence for the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

(from uwpress.wisc.edu)