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Poetry Reading by Joseph Stroud & Peter Weltner

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 03:30 PM
- 06:30 PM

Location: The Poetry Center

Cost: Free


Sponsor: The Poetry Center

Contact: Elise Facarra

Phone: (415) 338-2227

Joseph Stroud is the author of five books of poetry: In the Sleep of Rivers, Signatures, Below Cold Mountain, Country of Light, and Of This World: New and Selected Poems, and five limited editions: Unzen, Burning the Years, Three Odes of Pablo Neruda, Ukiyo-e, and Night Psalms. His work has earned a Pushcart Prize and he was selected by the Poet Laureate of the United States for a Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress. His poems have been featured in the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times as well as on Garrison Keillor's Writers Almanac from National Public Radio. His most recent book, Of This World, won the Poetry Center Book Award for best book published in 2009, and it was also a finalist for the PEN Literary Award USA, the California Book of the Year Award, and the Northern California Book Award. Peter Weltner has published two collections of stories, one collection of three short novels, two novels, three poetry chapbooks, and, most recently, a full length collection of poems, News from the World at My Birth: A History. A collaboration with the artist Galen Garwood, The One-Winged Body, will appear early in 2011. He taught modern and contemporary poetry and fiction at San Francisco State University from 1969 to 2006.


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