Friday, September 21, 2007

Announcement

A POETRY READING AT THE GRAND HAVEN AREA ARTS COUNCIL, 1045 COLUMBUS STREET (Corner of Ferry Street & Columbus Street), GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN 49417

Friday, September 28, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.

DAN GERBER & GREG RAPPLEYE


DAN GERBER is the the author of three novels, a nonfiction narrative on the Indianapolis 500, the short story collection Grass Fires (Michigan State University Press, 2003), and seven previous books of poetry. His work has been widely published in a variety of magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Poetry, Outside, The Nation, The Georgia Review, Fourth Genre and Tricycle.



From 1968 through 1972, Dan and Jim Harrison edited and published Sumac, the legendary literary journal. Dan was the recipient of the Michigan Author Award in 1992, had work selected for The Best American Poetry 1999, and in 2001 received The Mark Twain Award for distinguished contributions to Midwestern Literature. Dan's most recent collection of poems is A Primer on Parallel Lives (Copper Canyon Press, 2007). A collection of biographical essays titled A Second Life, was published by Michigan State University Press in 2001.


GREG RAPPLEYE has written three full-length collections of poetry, including A Path Between Houses, (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), which won the Brittingham Prize, and Figured Dark, which won the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series (University of Arkansas Press, 2007). He has also published two chapbooks: Eros, Psyche and the Death of Narrative (Candle Creek Press, 2006) and The Afterlight (LSF/ West Virginia University Law School, 2006).



His work has received a Pushcart Prize, the Mississippi Review Prize in Poetry, the Paumanok Poetry Prize, the Greensboro Review Literary Award for Poetry, and the Arts & Letters Prize in Poetry. He was a Bread Loaf Fellow in 2002. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of literary journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Arts & Letters, Prairie Schooner, Marlboro Review, and Bellingham Review.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT

COFFEE AND DESSERT WILL BE PROVIDED

BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND SIGNATURE

5 Comments:

Blogger Talia said...

Great picture of you Greg. Maybe it should be your new profile.

I think Grand Haven is too far, but I'm going to do a mapquest and let the IUSB creative writers know about it. We're always looking for inspiring events and people.

9:23 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Talia:

Thank you. And I know that it is a long haul from northern Indiana, but I would love to see you there!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Talia said...

2 1/2 hours I think. Are you going to be coming any further south on your book tour? Kalamazoo? Holland? South Haven? St. Joseph?

9:40 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Talia:

I hope that I will be reading in your area, perhaps even at IUSB. I don't have anything set up yet, though.

I'd tell you you could crash at our place but...well, if you saw how we live you'd laugh and laugh. Or maybe you'd be appalled.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Talia said...

Some how or another we'll get to meet and I'll get to hear you read your poetry. You'd love our crowd at IUSB.

4:50 PM  

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