Thursday reading at WWU

May 3, 2016

Rick Barot

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 4:00pm, Western Washington University’s English Department will present a poetry reading by Rick Barot.

Rick Barot has published three books of poetry with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize, and Chord (2015). Chord received the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award. It was also a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.

His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artist Trust of Washington, the Civitella Ranieri, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer. In 2016 he received a poetry fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

He lives in Tacoma, Washington, and directs The Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University. He is also the poetry editor for New England Review.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Fraser Hall, Room 201.

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