Wednesday, October 28, 2009

November 6 Poetry Reading @ Kazoo Books

William Olsen and L.S. Klatt

Friday, Nov. 6. 6:30 p.m. / Reading followed by Q&A
Kazoo Books II on Parkview

William Olsen is the author of four collections of poetry, The Hand of God and a Few Bright Flowers, Vision of a Storm Cloud, Trouble Lights, and Avenue of Vanishing (TriQuarterly, 2007). He is co-editor, with Sharon Bryan, of Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life (Sarabande, 2003). His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and poetry awards from Poetry Northwest and Crazyhorse. His poems and essays have appeared in The New Republic, Chicago Review, Paris Review, Southern Review,  TriQuarterly, New American Poets of the Nineties, The New Breadloaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and many other magazines and anthologies. He teaches at Western Michigan University and the MFA Program at Vermont College.

L. S. Klatt graduated with a PhD from the University of Georgia in 2003 and currently teaches in the English Department at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His first book, Interloper, won the 2008 Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in April of this year. His poems have appeared in several literary magazines, including Boston Review, Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, Field, Denver Quarterly, Bellingham Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Iowa Review, and Verse.

Interloper, winner of the 2008 Juniper Prize:
“. . . The book is a field guide for any mind exercising to learn unknown transfers and connecting combinations.” ­—Dara Wier

Kazoo Books II
2413 Parkview
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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