Friday, September 9, 2011

Poet Michael Palmer to Read at Boise State

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 3:11 PM

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Boise State's Master of Fine Arts for Creative Writing readings kick off tonight at 7:30 in the Farnsworth Room of the Student Union Building with poet Michael Palmer.

Not to be confused with the doctor-turned-author of medical thrillers (A Heartbeat Away, Oath of Office), poet Michael Palmer has been writing and publishing poetry since the 1960s. The New York native earned a BA in French and a MA in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and has since won numerous awards for poetry, including the 2006 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, which recognizes "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry."

Palmer has published a number of collections, including The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995 (1998) and Company of Moths (2005). He will read from his most recent collection, 2011's Thread.

The event is free and open to the public.

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