D. A. Powell
7 - 9 PM SMITH 238
Q & A following the reading
PSU is lucky enough to have D. A. Powell read this coming Wednesday! Free and open to the public. Refreshments--including coffee and tea--provided!
D.A. Powell's most recent book is Chronic (Graywolf, 2009). His previous books include Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails. Cocktails was a finalist for the Lambda, PENWest and National Book Critics Circle Awards. Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the James Michener Foundation, a Pushcart Prize and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. He teaches in the English Department at the University of San Francisco.
"'Chronic,' his fourth book, is one of those rare collections that moves beautifully between poetry's inner/outer stereopticon. Powell, who lives in the Bay Area, can paint the weed-choked cemeteries of the Central Valley and also the cluttered toy chest of his memory. Writing on love, his powerful double vision becomes one." --John Freeman, Los Angeles Times
"Mr. Powell recognizes in the contemporary the latest manifestations of a much older tradition: namely, what it is to be human." --Carl Phillips, Boston Review
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