Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 8-23, 2011
One Pause, a poetry series in its second year at Copper Colored Mountain Arts, welcomes nationally recognized poets Monica Youn, Raymond McDaniel, Mark Wunderlich, Clayton Eshleman, and Jerome Rothenberg for a series of readings and talks during National Poetry Month this April. The events will represent a diverse range of contemporary poetry. Collectively, the visiting poets have received grants from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Poetry Series; and the Lambda Literary Award, a National Book Award, and many others. “Yet their work is all very different,” says One Pause Director, Sarah Messer. Poetic topics range from hurricane Katrina, to Paleolithic Cave Paintings, to 18th century Lutheran “Heaven Letters,” to the comic strip “Crazy Kat.” Readings and talks will be spread throughout the month of April and will be followed by recorded public “conversations,” where the poets will discuss their poetic process, their inspirations, and why poetry matters.
All Readings and Conversations are FREE and open to the public. Location: 7101 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan.