October 15: Poets John F. Buckley and S.Marie Clay

Wednesday, October 15
6:30 PM @ Parkview

We’re excited to have visiting Ann Arbor poet John F. Buckley and local poet S.Marie Clay with us for an evening of poetry, fellowship, and–of course–refreshments. Join us to celebrate the release of John’s new book, Yankee Broadcast Network, co-authored by Martin Ott, and S.Marie’s new collection Strange Couple from the Land of Dot and Line.

BuckleyJohn F. Buckley is a recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan and has been writing poetry since March 2009, when his attempt at writing a self-help book went somewhat awry. After a twenty-year stint on and near the West Coast, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife. His publications include various poems, two chapbooks, the collection Sky Sandwiches, and with Martin Ott, Poets’ Guide to America and Yankee Broadcast Network. His website is http://johnfrancisbuckley.wordpress.com.

S.MarieS.Marie Clay earned her MFA from Columbia, Chicago and is currently a PhD student at Western Michigan University where she teaches creative writing and serves as the editor-in-chief of Black Tongue Review. She is the author of Strange Couple from the Land of Dot and Line (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2014) and her work has been featured in Columbia Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Phoebe, Eleven Eleven, Drunken Boat, Apercus Quarterly, Best of Kore Press, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Ghost Town Literary Magazine and others.

Reading Together 2015: The Living Great Lakes

The Living Great LakesThe 2015 Reading Together selection is The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by award-winning Michigan author Jerry Dennis.

Look out for an “Arts and More” interview with Jerry Dennis on WMUK and its website on September 30!

From KPL’s website: “The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves, but more importantly about each other and the world around us. … Very simply, when we read together, we grow together.”

Well, then! Let’s discover, explore, and share our Great Lakes history together. More information on the book and its author here.

The Living Great LakesThe Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis

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