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Atsuro Riley and Ange Mlinko | A Reading and Conversation with Poetry Magazine Editors Christian Wiman and Don Share
Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
In this Open House event, regular Poetry contributors Atsuro Riley and Ange Mlinko give short readings and join Poetry editor Christian Wiman and senior editor Don Share in a conversation about their work.
Riley grew up in South Carolina and lives in California. His heavily stressed, percussive, consonant-rich, free-verse poems conjure up the elemental images of the lives of people inhabiting a specific, acutely portrayed landscape. His poems are dense with impressions, voices, and glimpses of people who have experienced the Vietnam War, rural life, and the South.
Riley is the author of Romey’s Order (University of Chicago Press, 2010), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. His work has received a Pushcart Prize, the J. Howard and M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry magazine, and a grant from the Artists Fund of the Peninsula Community Foundation. He lives in San Francisco.
Mlinko is the author of three books, Shoulder Season, a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award, Starred Wire, a National Poetry Series winner in 2004 and a finalist for the James Laughlin Award, and Matinees. In 2009, she won the Randall Jarrell Award in Criticism.
Mlinko has taught poetry at Brown, the Naropa University Summer Writing Program, and Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She is currently an assistant professor in the University of Houston's creative writing program.
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