Michael Palmer will read at noon Thursday, October 5, in the Morrison Library. Please note that this is a change from the originally posted program.
The recent recipient of the prestigious Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens award for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry," Michael Palmer is regarded as "one of America's most important poets" by Harvard Review. The voice in his poems shifts between one of passive observation and active resistance, graceful and startling in its lyricism and quiet protest. A crucial figure in international poetic dialogue, Palmer has translated into English from Portuguese, Russian, and French, and has had his collections translated into over 25 languages. The author of ten volumes of poetry, most recently Company of Moths, Palmer frequently collaborates with visual artists and composers, including painter Gerard Richter and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. Born in Manhattan, Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969, and is currently serving as the Poet in Residence at St. Mary's College.
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