Thursday, August 28, 2008

Amazing poetry reading on Sept. 11!

Find details below on our first Chin Music reading of the fall season. It's ridiculously good, with one of the best poets in America, Phil Levine, headlining, and Tracy K. Smith to boot! Phil reading, for free, in a small venue, is a very rare event; if you like poetry at all, this is a must-be-here deal.

Chin Music Poetry at Pacific Standard, Tuesday, September 11, 7 pm: Philip Levine and Tracy K. Smith

Philip Levine, one of America’s most celebrated poets, is the author of sixteen books of verse, most recently Breath (2004). His other poetry collections include The Mercy (1999); The Simple Truth (1994), which won the Pulitzer Prize; What Work Is (1991), which won the National Book Award; New Selected Poems (1991); Ashes: Poems New and Old (1979), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the first American Book Award for Poetry; 7 Years From Somewhere (1979), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Names of the Lost (1975), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

Tracy K. Smith received degrees in English and Creative Writing from Harvard College and Columbia University, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University from 1997-99. Her book The Body's Question was awarded the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and published in 2003 by Graywolf Press. She teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University.

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