Richard Meier, Lisa Fishman, & Jordan Dunn

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Richard Meier, Lisa Fishman, & Jordan Dunn

April 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights

Richard Meier will read from his new collection of poem-essays, A Duration (Wave Books).   Richard Meier has published the collections February March April April (Oxeye Press, 2017), In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary (Omnidawn 2012), Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar (Wave Books 2006), and Terrain Vague, selected by Tomaz Salamun for the Verse Prize and published by Verse Press in 2001.  He is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Carthage College and lives in Somers and Madison, WI. “With his latest book, Richard Meier takes the New Sentence of tSet featured imagehe Language Poets and springs its rhythm. In these sturdy blocks of prose the country dapples the city, and by way of overlay and superimposition — of ideas, of images, of sounds — the poet keeps uncovering “that most inescapable of features, a new surface.” Chris Nealon

Lisa Fishman will read from her book of short stories, World Naked Bike Ride (Gaspereau Press) as well as her recent collection of poetry Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (Wave Books)Lisa Fishman is the author of 24 Pages and Other Poems (Wave, 2015), Flower Cart (Ahsahta Press, 2011), Current (Parlor Press, 2011), The Happiness Experiment (Ahsahta, 2009), and Dear, Red (Ashsahta Press, 2002). A North American writer (US and Canadian), Fishman is working on dividing her time between Wisconsin, where she currently lives, and somewhere across the border. “[Her] exquisite poems are not outside the common world. Rather they are found entirely within it, in the sounds, smells, feel of a life, [. . .] of what we can know of one another. Lisa Fishman writes with an impeccable sense of cadence, of words as sounds, of physical fact becoming thought and then recurring as poetry.” —Robert Creeley

Oxeye Press founder Jordan Dunn will read from his new book of poetry, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action (Partly Press 2022).


April 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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