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Poetry at Literati: Fleda Brown and Patricia Clark

Literati is pleased to welcome poets Fleda Brown and Patricia Clark in support of their most recent collections.

The author of nine books of poetry and two essay collections, Fleda Brown was the Poet Laureate of Delaware from 2001 to 2006. She taught at the University of Delaware, where she founded the Poets in the Schools Program, and now teaches in The Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University’s Low Residency MFA Program. She writes about and reviews poetry for her local newspaper, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, and is regularly featured on Interlochen Public Radio. Her third nonfiction collection, My Wobbly Bicycle: Meditations on Cancer and the Creative Life (2016), benefits the Cowell Family Cancer Center’s Health and Wellness Suite in Traverse City.

Patricia Clark is the author of five volumes of poetry, including The Canopy, Sunday Rising, Wreath for the Red Admiral and Given the Trees. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Gettysburg Review, Poetry, Slate, and Stand. Awards for her work include a Creative Artist Grant in Michigan, the Mississippi Review Prize, the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, and she is co-winner of the Lucille Medwick Prize from the Poetry Society of America. From 2005-2007 she was honored to serve as the poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104