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“Spark of the Satellite”: Three Poets on Body and Soul

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:00pm

Jan Beatty, David Groff, and Michael Waters read poems of the body and its dangers and triumphs.

Jan Beatty's fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in February, 2013. Other books include Red Sugar, finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize; Boneshaker, finalist, Milton Kessler Award; Mad River, Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize--all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Beatty directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the MFA program.

David Groff’s book Clay was selected by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award and was just published by Trio House Press.  His previous book of poems, Theory of Devolution, was chosen by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series and was published by the University of Illinois Press.  An independent book editor, he teaches in the MFA program at the City College of New York.

Michael Waters’ collections of poetry include Gospel Night (2011), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Darling Vulgarity (2006), Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001), and Anniversary of the Air (1985). His honors include fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, four Pushcart Prizes, and three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. Waters has taught at Salisbury University and currently teaches at Monmouth University and Drew University. He lives in Ocean, New Jersey.

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